Thursday, April 18, 2019

Flowers, Arches and Alcoves

Most of these photos were taken 3 weeks ago. While hiking last week with my friend Patrick Tillett in the same area (Joshua Tree National Park wilderness area), the flower's were already on the decline. Amazing how quickly things bloom in the desert with a little rain, and also amazing how quickly it all disappears!




 View from inside "Bird" alcove!




 The rugged Coxcomb Mountains in the background.

Linking with Skywatch Friday.
Thanks for stopping by!!

43 comments:

  1. Didn't see your image on Sky Watch (bytheway, I changed my title of my post, because I couldn't get linked, so the image of sky Watch does not work, but if you connect via my comment, it probably will work) -wow, it made me thin think of the expression "and the desert will bloom like a rose" - it even looks inhabitable - at this time of the year:) Happy Easter to you!

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  2. I love those first two images.

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  3. I love to see the flowers in the desert - they may bloom briefly but it's a miracle they grow there at all.

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  4. Nice pictures,
    I love the last one !
    Mein ROT...

    I wish you HAPPY EASTER




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  5. Lovely- I love the desert in bloom.

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  6. So nice to see your surroundings in such different stages. Thats the power of photography. I like it.

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  7. a miracle indeed. quite a few colours as well.

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  8. BeĆ utiful the flowers just add to its tranquility

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  9. The flowers are like a little miracle and then they are gone. Lovely photos!

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  10. Awesome flowers, loved all pics.

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  11. Amazing nature beautifully captured!

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  12. Hello, how is Pat doing? Looks like a fun outing. The arches are cool and I love the pretty wildflowers. Beautiful collection of photos. Wishing you and yours a very happy and blessed Easter weekend!

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    1. Hi Eileen. Pat is doing great! It had been a while since our last hike, so it was great to get out with him again. He's a real expert on rock art and related Native American topics, so it's always a thrill to hike with him. Happy Easter to you!

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  13. Beauty of the wild wild west. An amazing serie of pictures

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  14. How wonderful to see all that color in the desert ~ beautiful floral photos and love the rock formations!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. yes, the desert teaches eternity and brevity too!

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  16. amazing blooms ... I always love your sky-horizons.

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  17. Wonderful photos. I love the combination of the dusty desert and the flowers. It may not last long, it is really beautiful.

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  18. The flowers were quickly there and gone, but the beautiful formations stay. Beautiful, as always.

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  19. It's amazing to see such beauty and colour in the desert. The flowers really pop in that environment. Fantastic photography as always and a Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  20. So beautiful! I always enjoy your photos.

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  21. Such beautiful photos. It's so good to see these stunning views of the desert. I love knowing that you hiked with Patrick Tillet. So happy that he's well enough to get out there again. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and commenting. Much appreciated.

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  22. The flowers add a nice touch.

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  23. Gorgeous shots. Lovely to see the spring flowers.

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  24. With or without the flowers, your dessert pictures are still gorgeous.

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  25. I love how you composed this, and the first with the purple...my favorite!

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  26. Lovely pictures of the flower in the desert! Happy easter!

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  27. I enjoyed your beautiful desert flower photos. I saw the desert in bloom once, in the 1970s. Now thanks to the Internet, I’ve seen it in bloom many times! Isn’t that grand?? Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  28. A pretty softening to the desert.

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  29. It's good to know Patrick is up and about and hiking again, I can just imagine the two of you having a brilliant time. The rock formations are stunning here SPP, the wildflowers a delight. Enjoyed these shots very much ✨

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  30. When I was a kid in Arizona and we would venture down to Phoenix from the mountains I was always amazed how colorful the desert could become after just a little bit of rain.

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  31. I know you have to be in the right place at the right time to see desert flowers ...glad you were and that you took pictures. I almost couldn’t tear my eyes away from that bird alcove ... what a wonderful thing for you to notice (and share). Nice to know Patrick is still out enjoying the desert too... like yours, his blog was the other place I went to get my desert fix.

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  32. so beautiful from nature
    beautiful landscape

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  33. Wow, it is amazing to see so much blooming in the desert. I've never been there during a bloom. We have many pretty wildflowers and weeds that grow in fields with no water for the entire summer. Not nearly as impressive a feat. I'm trying to encourage some of them to grow along my fence line, out of shot from our irrigation system.

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  34. Even if the flowers are a little worse for wear, they augment these photos so nicely with a dash of color here and there! I enjoyed them immensely!

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  35. I especially enjoyed the wildflowers, too. Even the desert blooms. :-)

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  36. Hello SP&P, The beauty and wonder of this area you photograph never ceases to make me want to get on a plane, get down there, and explore a bit on my own. Your photography is excellent. Thank you for sharing with us. I'll be looking forward to your future posts! John

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  37. Your Joshua tree Park pictures are still so amazing

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  38. This takes me back about 50 years . . . my family lived in 29 Palms for a couple of years when I was a kid and my dad loved to take us out exploring in Joshua Tree . . .

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