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RECOLLECTIONS OF THE DESERT 2005
During our annual desert visit in the Coachella Valley, California, home to the resort cities of Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Cathedral City & Indio, I tried to capture some of the flavor of the resort atmosphere and the natural beauty and rugged features of the surrounding areas.

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Date(s): February/March 2005. Album by BB Yarborough. Photos by ©2005 BB Yarborough. 1 - 18 of 61 Total. 6480 Visits.
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Shot this thru the sunroof as the blimp was approaching the Sinatra golf tournament.

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Sunset from our condo on first night, 2/13/05

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Sunset from our Woodhaven condo again.  Colors differ every night depending on time, clouds, etc.

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Early morning golfer dodging the sprinklers, and maybe the Marshall as well.

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Golfers moving down 18th fairway, with clubhouse and Santa Rosa Mtns in background.

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Golfers putting out on 17th green.

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Roadside on route 74 in the Santa Rosa Mtns above the Coachella Valley.

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Another roadside scene on Rt 74.  There must be a story behind the cross placed at top center.

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Coachella Valley as seen from Santa Rosa Mtns.  Later learned that smoke in center came from $2 Mil house fire in Rancho Mirage.

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Big Horn Country Club at base of Santa Rosa Mtns.  Membership can be yours for $330,000 initiation and annual dues of over $20,000!

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From the Santa Rosa Mtns on Rt 74 you can see one end of the Salton Sea as well as the Coachella Valley vista.

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Spotted this docile pet patiently waiting for his master to come out of the sports bar at the "Beer Hunter" in La Quinta.

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More sunsets as seen from Woodhaven CC.

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Early morning view is evidence of snow fall down to 4000 ft during night.

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Walkway along Fred Waring Drive in Palm Desert welcomes sight seeing visitors.

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Desert art works always surprise, here a metal cactus on Fred Waring Drive.

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Landscaping features colorful plants with low water requirements.

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The ultimate in painted cows.  Shown along the famous El Paseo where ususual art objects are always on display.

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