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Desert Walking Again….Just a Glimpse

I can always tell when I am ready for a road trip. It is a very good thing that we live in a place in the world that with some driving we can totally change our environment. From snow to the desert sunshine…I feel so much better.

The desert is getting really close to bursting out in blossoms. This is a cholla cactus putting out its buds.

Here is what the cactus looks like as we hike along in the desert.

I added this photo for those that know how much my husband is into alternative energy. He was amazed at the wind turbines out here in the desert.

A little rock climbing went on. Well, maybe A LOT of rock climbing. How about this natural arch?

Here is one critter that we saw while we were out hiking in the desert…he sat still for a very long time while I took a few photos. If you click on the photo you should be able to see his blue spots.

My husband spotted the desert cottontails in this area of the trail. Very, very cute little mammals to observe!

One last photo….here is the star of our desert hike. The Joshua tree is a unique plant that we are just now starting to get to know.

Winter will soon change to spring. Sigh.

3 thoughts on “Desert Walking Again….Just a Glimpse

  1. Wow!!! What beautiful photos of the dessert. I’d love to go on a nature walk there!

    We were impressed by the many huge wind turbines when we drove to Wisconsin. They’re amazing!

  2. Looks like you guys are having lots of fun. Wish I was there with you. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear all about what you are learning.


  3. Hey Barb! I have to tell you all about wind turbines. We are very alternative energy! Our TN cabin is run off solar panels and my husband runs his diesel truck on waste vegetable oil. A wind turbine company put up windmills next to my aunt’s TX ranch. They are HORRID! They disrupt migratory patterns, can cause epileptic seizures, fall over A LOT, do a lot of environmental damage setting them up (all that concrete) and don’t create a whole lotta energy for all that destruction and disruption. The co. sued my aunt when she asked them to move the windmills back 300 feet from her property. You can hear them even inside the house and see the horrible red blinking light night and day from them. They are not all they’re cracked up to be. Personal windmills are probably better. These monstrosities are being touted as the next big thing but we have to educate ourselves on the price we pay for this kind of alternative energy in such a massive way.

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