Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Spring in the Desert-Wordless Wednesday

I had the opportunity to head out to the desert to 1) visit my friend; and 2) take some pictures! Following a great Friday night dinner, (I had ribs for the first time in forever! mmmm) we were up early on Saturday to head into Joshua Tree National Park to start shooting. After almost 150 pictures and a sunburned neck, here's what I decided to post.

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33 comments:

Robin said...

These don't look real...they're your most amazing series yet! Which is saying a lot because you've had some stunning pictures.

Ever think about sellin' them? You've got some professional shots in the mix.

(of course, Lily pictures are always adorable, I'm talkin' more the abstract stuff.)

dKaye.com said...

very nice series. flowers are great, but loved the car more. am a big fan of nostalgia.

happy ww. :)

Pamela said...

"visiting the desert when it's in bloom" is on my to do list.

I learned to drive on a 57 Chevy. What memories

Napaboaniya said...

I wouldn't mind a neck burnt given the chance to be there shooting all those wonderful photos :)
Happy WW! My WW here & here

catsynth said...

Wonderful photos.

I love the desert. These photos make me nostalgic for trips down south to Joshua Tree, Death Valley and the Mojave.

I was actually there in spring 2004 during a fantastic wildflower bloom.

Shannon said...

I love the catus flower shot. It is always so amazing that something like a catus can produce such beauty. Happy WW!

Mar said...

There is such beauty in the desert, your shots are great!!!
Happt WW

eastcoastlife said...

The cactus flowers are too pretty. Who would think such beauties can be found in a desert!

Leonard said...

simply beautiful...

happy WW!

frapr said...

wow! great set!

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Gabriel said...

What beautiful pictures!! It's a great WW post you have in there...

Thanks for dropping by. My post today: "This is my hometown".

Happy WW!

Shrijnana said...

So many spring photos this week. These are great, I love the series and am glad you posted so many of them. Happy WW.

wright said...

Those turned out great! I love nature shots, but somehow the one of the car fin (is that what I should call it??) really jumped out at me!

Happy WW!

Marsha said...

Beautiful photos! The Chevy brings back memories!

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Ivanhoe said...

That's like a whole gallery! Great picures; I'd say you had a successful day. Happy WW!

Camera Totin' Idiot said...

Great photos. I love the Chevy Bel Air! Takes me back to the day...wait, now I feel old. Oh well, its a great car!

Bunny Trails said...

Absolutely beautiful! I also love the car, having grown up with my dad's great love for cars. Totally worth a sunburn. :D

Karly said...

As always, you capture in nature what I never can/could. Although the word beautiful hardly describes just how much, these are just that-- beautiful.

Utah Mommy said...

Amazing shots! You did great job in taking all these wonderful photos you have. Happy WW!
Oh by the way i just got back from one month away of participating the WW so these are my entries now.
A Dozen Pupppies
Beautiful Sunset

Green Eyed Girl said...

They are all so beautiful! I love the cactus!

Diana said...

Gorgeous!! Happy WW!

Raven said...

More.... more... we want more...

These are wonderful... can't pick a favorite... love them all.

Will said...

The desert in bloom is something I have not seen yet. Thanks for the shots!

Robyn Jones said...

wow! These are some great pictures! Spring on the dessert is beautiful!
thanks for sharing!

Stacey @Real World Mom said...

What beautiful shots! Love the colors of the flowers.

Stacey & Madison @The Salty Mooch said...

These are some of the most amazing photos I've seen! Happy WW!

**"Liza"** said...

These are really sunning photos! I never seen a cactus flower in person before..Happy WW!

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Sindi said...

Great photos. I love all the different colors of the different flowers. Thank you for the look into the desert. Happy WW! :-)

maiylah said...

wow ... you've taken some awesome shots! :)

Shari said...

These photos make the desert look so beautiful. I especially like the second one down. The closet I've ever been to a desert is when I switched planes in the Las Vegas airport.

Carletta said...

Robert, so glad you stopped by and left me a comment - thank you.
It is getting so hard to see everything on WW. I'm glad I got to see yours - they are beautiful.
Love the Chevy. My husband just sold a turquoise 57 Chevy Station Wagon.
Nice Blog.

Val said...

Wow Robert....some more great pics!

Now send some of that sun our way...we are dying here in PA!

poor man's nicole richie said...

breathtaking cacti!
nice car too.

c",) Morning Sniffles