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CALIFORNIA DESERT - 2009
A favorite annual activity is our visit to the desert, usually in February or March.  This year we took a house for March at the Woodhaven Country Club in Palm Desert, CA.  From there we visited Palm Springs, La Quinta, Indio, and all the towns in the Coachella Valley.

This year we had a lovely house on the  7th fairway, a long par 5, and from our patio we enjoyed watching the passing parade of golfers, birds, and the background of mountains and changing colors of the sky.

Almost all of these photos were taken from the patio or our car, as I was recovering from a back injury which limited my mobility.  My intent was to capture the warmth and color of the winter desert, and share the special kind of beauty and charm that gives the valley its reputation as a winter resort destination.

For questions or comments, contact the photographer at:  colbb06@gmail.com

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Date(s): March 2009. Album by BB Yarborough. Photos by ©2009 B.B. Yarborough. 1 - 53 of 53 Total. 9430 Visits.
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Head of the 7th fairway viewed from our patio.

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Water fountain in water hazard on par 3 6th hole.

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View from 2nd floor bedroom patio.

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Sunset evening of March 19, 2009.

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Ballet of the sprinkers.

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Pink roses.

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Who says amateurs don't have style and form?

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What will clear the water, a 6 or 7 iron?

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New Marshal monitors 6th tee box.

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The Marshal will observe next tee shot.

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The Coots are not impressed.

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Over the water, he hopes!

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Finding shade while waiting for tee box to clear.

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Big Bear with snow cap backdrop to Woodhaven.

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Same view with long lens.

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Entrance drive welcomes with colors.

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Intersection of Washington and Hwy 111.

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Windshield view driving east on Hovley Ln. in Palm Desert.

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View of Coachella Valley from vista point high up on Hwy 74.

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Visitor's Center across from Big Horn Country Club.

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Visitor's Center.

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Visitor's Center.

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Entrance to Visitor's Center building.

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Visitor's Center.

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Last shot leaving Visitor's Center.

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An entrance to private and very exclusive Big Horn Country Club.

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Entrance close up.

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Cruising through PGA West in La Quinta.

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Color bank along Ave 54 in La Quinta.

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Driving south on Ave 54.

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Terra Lago, large golf community development in Indio.

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Near entrance to Terra Lago Golf Club.

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Residential area in Terra Lago.

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Driving up Ramon Road near downtown Palm Springs, which sits right at foot of this mountain.

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Brainstorm of a whimsical art lover, no doubt.  Seen in north Palm Springs residential area.

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Alejo Rd. just north of downtown Palm Springs

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Hwy 111 in Indian Wells.

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Eisenhower Drive in La Quinta.

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Eisenhower Drive.

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Entrance to the La Quinta Inn.

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Ave. Montezuma in La Quinta.  Houses on one side and open desert on other.

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Ave. Montezuma, La Quinta.

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Colorful Santa Fe style home on Ave. Montezuma.

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Front of Ave. Montezuma home.

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View directly across from the colorful home.

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Another Santa Fe home on Ave. Montezuma.

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Desert plants and trees in La Quinta.

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This smoky colored, silk like tree caught my eye in La Quinta.

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Cactus color at Desert Willow Golf course in Palm Desert.

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Close up of cactus color.

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Desert Willow Golf Club, a municipal course of Palm Desert.

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Blooming barrel cactus.

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Elegant Ocotillo at Desert Willow.

 
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Sharing the albums is quite special - especially when the photographer knows what he's doing.  Better yet, when the photographer was so instrumental in Dale's initial career
including DHTB!!!!
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Dale & Mary Jane, Mon, 13 Apr 2009 7:19AM
Love the desert and you have captured it well. I especially like the "Warmth" it conveys. Hope we can meet you there someday!
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Adear, Tue, 7 Apr 2009 2:28PM
What amazing beauty! Your work, as always, is stunning! Thanks for sharing!
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Worker Girl, Thu, 2 Apr 2009 12:31PM
Great pictures as always.

You did again looks like fun.
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Peter Decaro, Thu, 2 Apr 2009 9:54AM
Great shots!  Nothing more beautiful than the valley in Spring.  Hope the back is better.
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Jim and Dory, Thu, 2 Apr 2009 7:43AM
What a great job you've done documenting the beauty of our desert.   I will for sure be wanting to print some of these.
Dawna
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Dawna Nugent, Thu, 2 Apr 2009 7:22AM
Brings back great memories of 40 years ago....playing golf in the desert with snow capped mountains in the background. See you in September.
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Joe Kiernan, Thu, 2 Apr 2009 7:18AM
Another great bunch of pictures, Col!   Good job.
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Tom Carter, Wed, 1 Apr 2009 10:22PM
Great pics - brought back fond memories. Meg and I got to play at Big Horn last year - quite an experience. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery from your back injury.
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Dick and Meg, Wed, 1 Apr 2009 5:20PM
You never cease to cause me wonderment.
glb
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G.L.Blick, Wed, 1 Apr 2009 3:07PM
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