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  • Saltation
    Thin clouds of purest white streaked through the crystalline sky miles above the dune as it glistened and glittered in the morning’s ...
  • Mr. Bubble
    The impending doom of Mr. Bubble
  • The Natural History of a Raindrop
    They were twins, airborne, spiraling to earth together. Brothers as brothers can be they remained brothers until they splashed on the divide ...
  • Rainbows Timeless
    Ancient rainbows I like to watch the very end of the day–the last slivers of light seen while everyone has gone home to ...
  • Hear the Wind
    Coyote Lake Mike was alone now. It was just him and the wind in the desert. He wasn’t scared. He would listen to ...
  • River’s End
    It is the strangest thing; the river; I follow it downstream and it becomes smaller and smaller and smaller. With every step, ...
  • Lucerne
    Various photos of Johnson & Lucerne Valleys
  • Trees
    There are three ravens in the sky above the oak on the left. The raven on the far right of those three ...
  • Broken Lands
    Amargosa River at China Ranch There is a broken land where mountain ranges rise like angry tidal waves in turbulent, slow-motion seas, senselessly ...
  • The Northers
    Then there were the “Northers,” which the heavy winds that swept down the Cajon Pass from the Mohave desert were called. They ...
  • Undesert
    “It is often said that America has no real deserts. This is true in the sense that there are no regions such ...
  • Wind of Opinion
    Death Valley We can speak of the unholy Windand no matter how clever or articulate,the Wind may censure our little voice.
  • How Survival Looks
    I believe it misleading when looking out over the broad plains and shallow valleys; that it appears nearly lifeless. This, however, is ...
  • Early One Morning
    Hidden Valley Very early one morning in Joshua Tree National Park . . . It was, of course, quiet. It was, of course, ...
  • The Prophet and a Vision
    John Brown senior was prolific in early San Bernardino County history. He was a man of many careers; sailor, soldier, frontiersman, store ...
  • Mormon Mesa
    Mormon Mesa, Overton, Nevada It was time to choose the first people. Everyone gathered to make their pleas and arguments. Rabbit’s ideas were ...
  • Devil’s Cornfield – Death Valley – 2000
    Devil’s Cornfield (Digital-Desert) 2
  • Wild Parties
    It was crowded. It was colorful. It was riotous. It was like everybody brought their brother and his friends. When wildflowers have ...
  • Ver:
    Antelope Valley Beautiful memories of beautiful moments — I was there the day the valley floor was being painted. Each brushstroke was evenly ...
  • End of the River
    Rather than growing wider and emptying into the sea the Mojave River becomes smaller and smaller finding its way in the sand ...
  • Cottonwoods with Character
    Beware of the ‘TREENADO!’Mojave River, Victorville, Ca.
  • One Fine Day
    If you want to see the desert pick a fine day and go to the desert. It will be cloudless, hot, and ...
  • A Striking Image
    A survivor yucca grows out of a cleft appearing to be damaged from a high-speed contact. Taken during the last sliver of ...
  • West Fork – Mojave River
    Just Sayin’ I suppose, if there is any hard and clear boundary to the Mojave Desert that this is where it is. Over ...
  • Mono Lake
    from: Roughing It, by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Mono Lake lies in a lifeless, treeless, hideous desert, eight thousand feet above the level ...
  • Earth Abstracts
       
  • Wilderness Areas and Ecological Subsections
    Example: (see below for links to lists applicable to this index map) Wilderness Area #34 Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness is located approximately within; Subsection 322Am ...
  • Pictorialism
    Pictorialism, an approach to photography that emphasizes beauty of subject matter, tonality, and composition rather than the documentation of reality. The Pictorialist perspective ...
  • Kwanamis
    Kwanamis The dream world was as important to the Mojave People as was the physical world. It was from this dream state instruction ...
  • Getting Used to the Wind
    Death Valley was having one of its periodic wind storms when the tourists drove up in front of Inferno store to have ...
  • No Burro — No Gold
    Sandy Walker, Desert Rat, says that in the desert a Ford lives 3 years – a dog 3 times the age of ...
  • Victor Valley Volcano
    The Wheeler map made in the 1880s shows a volcano between what is Victorville and Barstow. The questions is; Is the “Volcano” either ...
  • Lizard Love
    “… Then I walked out of the bar room Couldn’t even turn around I guess I know what they were going to do I knew ...
  • Chapter X: The Mojave Desert
    An exceedingly interesting region of California is known as the Mojave Desert. The region is traversed for a distance of 100 miles ...
  • Joshua Tree
    Mojave Desert Plants: Trees Joshua Tree BOTANICAL AND ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS SPECIES: Yucca Brevifolia (Joshua Tree) GENERAL DISTRIBUTION Joshua tree is one of the most characteristic plants ...
  • Aphid Loaf
    I have heard the Indians would go to the reeds in the riparian areas where aphids fed in large numbers, brush away ...
  • Illustrator of Mojave Desert flora
    Henry R. Mockle (1905-1981), Illustrator of Mojave Desert flora Rather than documenting the structure of each plant species in scientific detail, Henry Mockle intended ...
  • An Orchestral Landscape
    “The point of view is born of the desert herself. When you are there, face to face with the earth and the ...
  • The Playground
    This wild playgroundsaturated with beautyand vibrantly coloredwould not existwithout this gift of lifeof which we have been tenderly kissed
  • Where are They Now?
     
  • Loving & Devoted Mother …
    The following was written and recorded by E.C. Jaeger in 1922. I believe, although dated over 90 years ago, this behavior is ...
  • Life in Harmony with Nature
    Indians living in harmony with nature is an idealization to say the least. Life was hard and often got harder as evidenced ...
  • Cloud covered Mountains
    Phelan, California Clouds fall over the mountains onto the desert as if they were a tidal wave in slow motion. Rather than crash ...
  • The Empty Desert
    View from the El Paso Mountains – Red Rock Canyon, California State Park I first went to the desert to experience what I ...
  • Differences
    Sometimes the scenery appears to be the same– It looks like that here and there and over there.  Look closer–this sameness is ...
  • Better Holes & Middens
    Desert WoodratNeotoma lepida Desert pack rat nests can be used by the same pack rat families for generations and generations. Wood rat midden This rodent ...
  • Playas …
    Playas, dry lakes, they hypnotize me. Flat and dry and scarred but still pure. Hardened earth and soft skies. An elegant monotony ...
  • Human Impact on the Mojave Desert
    by Laurie J. Schmidt – EROS Data Center DDAC What do you do when a fragile desert ecosystem turns into a recreational playground? ...
  • Glossary Update – Flash Flood
    Definition of Flash Flood
  • The Thousand Year Ballet
    Migration- plants migrate. Plants are always looking for ideal conditions, conditions that help them live longer and better. This is a condition ...
  • Desert Sea
    – I went to throw myself into the desert sea; to find isolation and solitude between the swells of the earth waves ...
  • American Avocet
    Quite a pretty bird, one I had probably seen before, but never really paid attention to.  These were in the Saline Valley, ...
  • The Playas
    Playas, dry lakes, they hypnotize me. Flat and dry and scarred but still pure. Hardened earth and soft skies. An elegant monotony ...
  • Barrel Cactus
    Barrel Cactus – Mojave National Preserve There are many different varieties of barrel cactus, but a couple of things pretty much hold true ...