Used as a landscape plat at Scotty's Castle
At Scotty's Castle in the garden
All over the place near parking lots and people.., just like at home
Flew in and landed at furnace creek patio during morning coffee was scared off by a man with a suitcase coming up stairs before a pic could be taken
A surpise to see dodder on bushes in several places along the roadside in the desert; I am used to it in salt marshes...
Seen on the front porch of the furnace creek inn just past sunset
Called out of a tree, at Furnace Creek Ranch, with bird call played from iPhone, got a very good look at the bird when it circled us looking for the interloper.
The coyote was looking for a handout near our car.
Tracks in the morning on sand dunes.
Beautiful lizard tracks on sand dunes in the morning. Unfortunately I can't be sure of the species, however it looks like the Western Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) - see plate 71 in Mark Elbroch's book "Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California".
Numerous track patterns of this rattlesnake over the sand dunes in the morning. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), I couldn't find the actual animal.
Spotted this beetle scuttling towards the shelter of bushes in the morning sun. The substrate was sand dunes.
This shot was taken just after a light rain on highway 267 (Scotty's Castle Road), just north of 190. (Calflora)
The green plant next to it is interesting too. Those white spots are tiny flowers the size of a small freckle. They were all over, but they were too small for my camera to get a good shot of. (Calflora)
Looking towards the horizon, the valley floor seemed to be a lush prairie of solid daisies, but looking down, the ground was mostly rocks, sand and bare dirt sprinkled with plants here and there. The Desert Gold plants were at least a couple feet apart and stood about thigh high. They were also probably the largest flowers. Many of the other blooms were no larger than the fingernail on my pinky and some were about the size of a freckle. Too bad I didn't have a better macro lens. (Calflora)
Found along highway 267 in Death Valley, near the road to Titus Canyon. These blossoms are cup shaped and if you look down inside you'll see five red spots. (Calflora)
Taken at the entrance to the canyon leading to Natural Bridge. (Calflora)
Death Valley National Park at the 2000 FT marker along Highway 190 approaching the Panamint Valley from the west. (Calflora)
Desert Gold (Calflora)
This flower was about the size of a thumbnail. It may have been smaller but it couldn't have been too small or my camera couldn't have gotten this shot. (Calflora)
I'm pretty sure this is from the Panamint Valley, along Highway 190. Death Valley National Park. (Calflora)
Dead on trail.
Above 8000' elevation in the Sierra Mtns, along hiking trail, between Onion Valley campground and Kearsage Pass.
at Onion Valley campground
at Onion Valley campground