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Yucca brevifolia from a Recent Trip


Yucca brevifolia from a Recent Trip (Yucca brevifolia (Joshua Tree))

This tree yucca, a forest of them outside Mesquite, Nevada, USA. I've always wanted some up close time with these ancient things. I got the wish, in a wonderful 65F winter day, a long stretching forest of them across the horizon. The land is gray with the dim taupe sands of the lower Mojave desert across the bowl, about to break over an green oasis on the Virgin River in Mesquite.



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So great to see all different parts of the world

13 Feb, 2012

 

Fascinating trees and scenery :o)

13 Feb, 2012

 

What a brilliant photo.....I can imagine cowboys appearing over the horizon....:>)

13 Feb, 2012

 

Thank you all. I love sharing.....lol.

Very old west, the southern belt across Nevada, Arizona, New mexico and on into Texas. This yucca, the joshua tree is found only here.

15 Feb, 2012

 

Great photo! Winter is the best time to visit the desert.

1 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you. I arrived and left in the dark, but for my flight cancellation I wouldn't have been through here in the sun. I found a new appreciation for the area coming through here. I have a new respect for the Virgin River, Mesquite was like a green oasis of spring with that river water flowing. I love these and was so glad to get to walk among them, same forest but other end as you live in, I believe. :-)

1 Apr, 2012

 

I was taken immediately with them. This is the far northeastern corner of the mojave desert above Las Vegas. Well known and well established. I wish I could have caught a shot of the little birds that stood at the very tops but it always flew when I tried getting a little closer. They seemed to live very closely with these trees.

12 Apr, 2012



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