Coachella Nature Preserve

Our next adventure took us to the Coachella Nature Preserve, a wonderful mix of desert and palm oases just a few miles from the cities. The McCallum Grove is the first oasis you encounter in the preserve. A spring bubbles up from the desert and feeds this lush forest of native fan palms. Boardwalks protect the sensitive area.

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After a brief walk through the oasis you are once again in the desert. Recent rains had washed out some of the desert trails, however it was possible to hike to Thousand Palms Oasis. We demured and instead took a desert trail back to the entrance. Here we found flowers blooming and lizards basking in the sun.

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One of the things I love about the desert are the wonderful abstract shapes and images that you see if you let yourself focus on the close ups.

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About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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1 Response to Coachella Nature Preserve

  1. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    I like the lizzard but I live the last series of pixes in your presentation, the abstract shapes that you extract from nature! Haha! They are three magnificent photos. Thank you for sharing.

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