Coachella Valley Wildflowers

March 30, 2019 at 2:11 pm (California, Mojave Desert, Nature, Nature photography, Photography, Wildflowers) (, )

Blue skies and sunshine are nice, but often lack mood and character. Leftover fog and showers from an overnight rainstorm in the California desert a couple weeks ago gave me a surprising landscape.

Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve

I had visited the Coachella Valley Preserve’s Thousand Palms Oasis about 25 years ago, and remembered it as being a shady forest of native California fan palms with the old, brown leaves folded down around their trunks.

A few fan palms near the visitor center have been trimmed. There are several trails that wind through various palm oases.

The road to and from the oasis had some amazing wildflower landscapes, especially since three large mountains were covered with very fresh snow.

One of these peaks was Giorgino Mountain, but I don’t know which one.

The combination of beautifully sculpted mountainsides, the fog and ever-changing shadows along with the wildflowers was a stunning landscape.

Next: Joshua Tree National Park’s Cottonwood Canyon Entrance Wildflowers

Photos and text copyrighted by Cindy McIntyre

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