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CALIFORNIA DESERT - 2010
We spent the month of April in Palm Desert this year, where we rented a lovely home on the golf course at Woodhaven Country Club.  A highlight of our visit in 2010 was a day trip to the Joshua Tree National Park in the high desert.  The park album is listed on my home page.

This album contains images of areas in and around Palm Desert in the Coachella Valley, which I describe as a giant oasis of resort areas surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains, Mt. San Jacinto, the Shadow Mountains, and Mt. San Gorgonio.

The last three images are wide angle shots which require the use of scroll bars to see the entire image.  To see the full image on the screen, at the bottom of the enlargement, click on large size for viewing.

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Date(s): April 2010. Album by BB Yarborough. Photos by ©2010  B.B. Yarborough. 1 - 60 of 60 Total. 20014 Visits.
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Hovely St., bordering Woodhaven to the south.

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Date Palms along Hwy 111 at Cook St.

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1st of 4 views of the Shadow Mountains, each one different depending of light, clouds, and time of day.

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Example of frequent challenge to a clear shot.

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1st of 6 shots taken at Desert Willow, a Palm Desert municipal golf course that rivals the best private courses in the area.

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This and next image of brightly colored Santa Fe style home in La Quinta, CA.

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Directly across from the street from the Santa Fe style homes are open spaces.

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1st of 4 shots on Oasis St. just outside Woodhaven in Palm Desert.

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At top of route 74, heading back to the Coachella Valley, this sign should be taken seriously, an "E ticket ride" ahead.

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1st of 4 shots along route 74 as we head down.

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At view point parking area high up Rt. 74, looking down to valley and the hairpin curves of the road.

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From Rt. 74 view point, looking down to the very exclusive and expensive Big Horn Country Club.

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High up in the rocks of the Santa Rosa Mountains are residences of folks who must value privacy highly.

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Interesting old tree at the Desert Center just across from Big Horn.

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Mt. San Jacinto, morning after a big inland rain storm.

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1st of 3 shots of the WTG (Wind Turbine Generators) scattered all over northern valley in the high wind area.

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1st of 6 shots on the El Paseo of Palm Desert, of art displays common to this rather upscale shopping area.

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Lemon tree at Woodhaven with lemons the size of small grapefruit.

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Grass tennis courts at PGA West, with driving range in background.  La Quinta, CA.

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Greeter outside small shop in Indian Wells.

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Many shopping areas along 111 boast beautiful background scenery.

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Residence area one block off 111 seem far out in open country.

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Date palms line Hwy 111 in Rancho Mirage.

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1st of 5 shots show views from patio of our house along the 16th fairway.

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This and next shot show buildings and antenna in the Shadow Mountains not visible without telephoto lens.

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I tried all month to get clear shot of our daily visitor, a small hummingbird, but these are best I could do.

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This and next shot windshield views as we leave for home on the I-10.

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I looked for Road Runners and finally spotted this one near the hedges behind 9th tee box.

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As the Road Runner walked away he seemed to be warning me about taking his photograph.

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What a beautiful place! Of course, you and your camera can make anything look wonderful and amazing! Thank you for sharing, BB!
(And, I think you're much, much cuter than that guy in the photo!)
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Cindy Cross, Tue, 4 May 2010 8:10PM
We agree with G L Blick that this is definitely you in 42 and we unlike him love your outfit but......Why the hell did you paint your horse in 39 - were you out of things to do for a month down there in that beautiful country side?  Hey, another beautiful album well done - Dale and MJ
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Dale & Mary Jane Wahl, Tue, 4 May 2010 7:42AM
Beautiful shots!
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Tim Sloat, Mon, 3 May 2010 8:28PM
I presume that is you in photo 42;but,my question is:what the hell are you wearing?
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g l blick, Mon, 3 May 2010 6:06PM
Nice work, Col. Keep it up.
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Bill Burke, Mon, 3 May 2010 3:35PM
 
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