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Desert in bloom

Desert in bloom

Marty’s photo of the day #2547: Five years ago, I was on a speaking tour that took me to the Arizona-California border. During an off-day between gigs, I explored the Mojave National Preserve. The desert was in bloom—a stunning sight! This is a yucca plant.

Proceed with caution

Proceed with caution

Marty’s photo of the day #2445: Anyone want to race through the cactus? (Photographed in the Mojave National Preserve, on the Arizona-California border)

The desert in boom

The desert in boom

Marty’s photo of the day #2432: Deserts aren’t always beautiful places to hike, but if your timing is good, and the plant life is either blooming or ready to bloom—oh, my! Five years ago, I was on a speaking tour that took me to the Arizona-California border. During an off-day between gigs, I explored the […]

Isn’t she a beauty!

Isn’t she a beauty!

Marty’s photo of the day #2430: Five years ago, I was on a speaking tour that took me to the Arizona-California border. During an off-day between gigs, I explored the Mojave National Preserve. One of my finds there was this desert tortoise. Unfortunately desert tortoises are listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. But […]

Desert tortoise

Desert tortoise

Marty’s photo of the day #1958: I found this desert tortoise three years ago, while exploring the Mojave National Preserve (on the California-Arizona border). Desert tortoises are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. This one is full grown and will likely live to be 50 to 80 years old. His lips (technically a […]

T is for Tortoise

T is for Tortoise

  Marty’s photo of the day #1474: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in June, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. T is for Tortoise. Desert tortoises are listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. I photographed this tortoise in the Mojave National Preserve, which is […]

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