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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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