Monday, November 25, 2013

Fall Colors Arrive at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is the only place around here where we can get our 'Fall Colors' fix. It's such an amazing place, with a constant water source, a marsh area, little streams and open fields. Did I mention the birding? Yes, it's a great place not only to take a walk, but the birding is some of the best around. People from all over the country come to 'bird' here. Come on down some Wednesday or Saturday morning around 8 a.m. and you'll meet great people and see more birds than you ever would on your own.



Still Life

Green and Gold

Burnt Limbs

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Key's Ranch-Vintage

We got to take a special tour of the Key's Ranch the other day, sponsored by the Mojave Desert Land Trust and the Park Service, what a treat. If you've never done the tour, make a reservation for it the next time you're out here, you'll love it. Bill Keys and his family were the most successful homesteaders here at the time and lived on the ranch until 1972. While cruising around the property, I stumbled upon this old, out-of-date, roll of color film in a wood pile...

The House
The Willys

Fence of Branches
The Truck





Sunday, November 10, 2013

After The Summer Rains, 'The Flood Series'

We had quite a few Thunderstorms in August and early September this year, which I was hoping would lead to some nice winter rains... nothing so far... start your rain chant! So... the other day we took an early morning hike over at Barker Dam hoping to see some Bighorns, but no luck. While heading back to the car, we walked up a wash where you could see the effects of the summer rains, resulting in some beautiful patterns in the sand. I started snapping away and came away with some nice shots. You can see more on my website: