- Trees with Warbonnets
Saltating sandsFluvial braidsEolian curves
Beauty, of course.Lightly veiled; delicate and delicateintricate and complex
set in a silver mantlebeneath blue upon blueblue within blue deep ...
- The Hottest Day
It was the morning of the hottest daythe thick, warm, air began to weighheavy on God’s creatures one and all . . ...
- vaguely woven forest
in a vaguely woven forestgreens and grayswhite and blacksilver, of course.a wayward band,small birds, sparrows of some kind,or tits perhaps.flitting and fluttering ...
- Strange & Jagged
This is a strange and jagged land. Its motives are clear; to do this and that. That always has been the purpose–this ...
- Summit Valley IV
Summit Valley I, Summit Valley II, Summit Valley III
Van Dusen Road/ Coxey Truck Trail from Cajon Summit to Holcomb Valley
He (Hoffman) ...
- Summit Valley III
Summit Valley Gallery I, Summit Valley II, Summit Valley IV
Cut in road near the summit
Trail below ...
- Summit Valley II
Summit Valley I, Summit Valley III, Summit Valley IV
Cajon Pass, I-15
Old wagon road, Cajon Pass
Las Flores Ranch
- Summit Valley I
Summit Valley II, Summit Valley III, Summit Valley IV
Antelope Valley Wash
Antelope Valley Wash
Northbound west of Summit
Highway 138, Horsethief ...
- The Rocks Speak
Rock – Mojave River, West Fork
Some rocks (not this one) will speak. I remember the first time a rock ever ...
- Upper San Gorgonio Mountains
10,000 Foot Ridge
This subsection comprises the higher elevations and cooler parts of the San Bernardino Mountains. The mountains are a horst with ...
- Afton Canyon
At the mouth of Afton Canyon, it may be easier to visualize a great lake, Lake Manix, breaching its shores and ...
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 Desert Raindrop
They were brothers, airborne, spiraling to earth together. Brothers as brothers can be they remained brothers until they splashed on the divide ...
- Timeless 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
Mike was alone now. It was just him and the wind in the desert. He wasn’t scared. He would listen to ...
- Mojave 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, ...
Various photos of Johnson & Lucerne Valleys
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 ...
“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
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
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)
- Wild Parties
It was crowded. It was colorful. It was riotous. It was like everybody brought their brother and his friends. When wildflowers have ...
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.
- 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
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, an approach to photography that emphasizes beauty of subject matter, tonality, and composition rather than the documentation of reality.
The Pictorialist perspective ...
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)
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?
Gary, the white-tailed antelope squirrel, succumbed to type II diabetes on July 29, 2011 after 4 years of surviving solely on corn ...
- 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
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 ...
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 earthand shifting light. ...
- 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
Superior Dry Lake
Playas, dry lakes, they hypnotize me. Flat and dry and scarred but still pure. Hardened earth and soft skies. An ...
- Barrel Cactus
Barrel Cactus – Mojave National Preserve
There are many different varieties of barrel cactus, but a couple of things pretty much hold true ...