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Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower

Marty’s photo of the day #2668: Cactus flower, photographed in the Mojave National Preserve, along the Arizona-California border.

Animals A to Z: The Letter T

Animals A to Z: The Letter T

Marty’s photo of the day #2631: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, 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 on […]

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 […]

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