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Borrego Springs Sculptures

I’d previously seen pictures of Ricardo Breceda’s famous metal sculptures, and really looked forward to seeing them in person.  As I shared in my previous blog post, I’d driven by his outdoor art gallery while en route to Borrego Springs. But, seeing so many huge, metal sculptures of ancient dinosaurs scattered across the desert was […]

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The Eerie Salton Sea, part 2

Continuing from my previous post, I’m sharing more pictures from the end of the road in Salton City.  As further evidence of the area’s economic decline, here’s a picture advertising ridiculously low residential lot prices there. For Southern California, that price is nearly a give-away. The pictures in the gallery feature one home in particular. […]

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The Eerie Salton Sea, part 1

After leaving Anza Borrego Desert State Park and the city of Borrego Springs, I drove through a very desolate, interesting landscape on my way to the Salton Sea and Salton City. I eventually came to a main highway crossing (CA-86) and decided to continue straight on toward what I thought would be the water’s edge. […]

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Heading To The Salton Sea

For the route home from my weekend getaway at Borrego Springs a few weeks ago,  I chose to drive past the Salton Sea. I’d last been there with my parents many years ago and thought the drive would be interesting. It was! I left Borrego Springs on route S22, the Borrego Salton Seaway, and drove […]

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Searching For Scorpions

During my recent visit to Anza Borrego Desert State Park, a group of us went wandering around the campground after dark, in search of scorpions. This was my first experience looking for something we generally prefer not to see! Armed with black light flashlights, we pointed them toward the brush… I admit to being extremely […]

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Death of a Golf Course

My recent trip to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park consisted of one night at a resort hotel and one night of camping. The resort hotel looked out on a green, lush golf course, that included a small lake with ducks floating by. As I checked in on the Friday afternoon, I overheard the hotel clerk mentioning […]

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Borrego Springs Scenery

I haven’t had a chance to sort through all the photos I took during my weekend in the Anza Borrego Desert, so I just chose a few at random to share. I’m sitting on jury duty most of this week and it will most likely be Friday before I can get to the sorting task. […]

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En Route to Anza Borrego

I joined Kat, her husband, Cam, their pup, Quincy, and Cam’s extended family, for a camping trip this past weekend in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. The park is about 125 miles southeast from home, with much of the drive on scenic, two lane roads. We were celebrating Cam’s birthday, and Quincy’s first camping trip. […]

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Reach For the Sky

Another desert oddity I spotted while visiting my friends in Pahrump, Nevada, this past weekend.  A saguaro cactus robbery in action! ~SueBee

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Tortoise Crossing

The crossing sign spotted while visiting my friends, Aranka and George, in Pahrump, Nevada this past weekend! ~SueBee

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Devil’s Hole

Continuing from my previous post featuring pictures of Ash Meadows and the prehistoric fish in the desert, this gallery shows pics I took at Devil’s Hole. Per Wikipedia, “Devils Hole is a geologic formation located within the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, in Nye County, Nevada, in the Southwestern United States. Devils Hole—a detached unit of Death Valley National Park—is […]

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Ash Meadow

There are tiny, prehistoric fish in the hot, dry desert. How is that possible? Nature never ceases to amaze! While visiting my friends in Pahrump, Nevada, they took me to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Just look at the color of that water! It’s a spectacular, gorgeous turquoise blue… crystal clear, and with tiny, blue […]

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Coyote and French Fries

While traveling the lonely back roads of Southern California’s desert on my recent visit to Pahrump, Nevada, I noticed something crossing way up ahead. As I approached, I realized it was a coyote… looking rather scrawny. Having the remainder of a packet of french fries I’d bought in Baker, and feeling rather full, I decided […]

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Highway Into the Dunes

For a quick Foto Fix, please enjoy this picture I took while driving on Hwy 127 from Baker, California toward Pahrump, Nevada. It’s a wonderfully lonely drive… much different than the oftentimes bumper-to-bumper traffic I’d been experiencing on Hwy 15 toward Las Vegas. Truly a breath of fresh air. ~SueBee

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Is it a Mirage?

I spent the weekend in Pahrump, Nevada, visiting my friends, Aranka and George. Aranka and I have known each other since the early 1970’s. It’s been nice catching up since she and George moved from Northern California to Pahrump, much closer to my home. It’s “only” about 250 miles. While exploring the desert area between […]

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Abandoned in Rhyolite

The inside of an old building that had long since been abandoned in Rhyolite, a ghost town in Death Valley National Park. My friends, Aranka and George, toured me through there last year when I visited. It’s a fascinating place. ~SueBee

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Cathedral Canyon

(17 photos) While visiting friends, Aranka and George, in Pahrump, Nevada earlier this year, they toured me to some fascinating places. With Pahrump, being situated between Death Valley, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada, some might think there’s nothing to see. Wrong! The area is dotted with interesting, unusual sights, one of which I’m featuring in […]

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Somewhere on Route 127

It’s been extremely hot in Southern California, up until yesterday, when the weather broke, and we had a 15 minute downpour of rain. The massive fires raging on the mountains above Burbank, Sunland and Tujunga (near Los Angeles) seem to have been brought partially under control. The firefighters say the rain helped a bit, but […]

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Cake!

(9 yummy photos) How about a slice of cake to start your day?!  These are photos I took while visiting the Orange County Fair recently. If the goodies taste as good as they look, they’re all winners in my book. ~SueBee

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Scaling Red Rock

(8 photos) Rock climbing Red Rock is very popular. I found it fascinating to watch, thanks to my zoom lens, as my friends gave me a tour of the area recently. It’s a sport requiring skill, endurance, patience, determination, and I would imagine finger strength (?!). ~SueBee

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