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Joshua Tree National Park

A giant Joshua tree with the moon overhead.
A giant Joshua tree with the moon overhead.

Here are a few more images for Joshua Tree National Park that I am just now uploading.

Here I am standing on boulders at Joshua Tree.
Here I am standing on boulders at Joshua Tree.

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Above is a short slideshow of the amazing boulder formation at Joshua Tree National Park.

Here I am taking photos at Joshua Tree National Park.
Here I am taking photos at Joshua Tree National Park.
The silhouette of a Joshua Tree near a boulder formation.
The silhouette of a Joshua Tree near a boulder formation.
A Joshua tree is directly behind me.
A Joshua tree is directly behind me.
In nature boulders are not always organized, which is the beauty of it all.
In nature boulders are not always organized, which is the beauty of it all.
This vertical image shows the magnitude of the boulders.
This vertical image shows the magnitude of the boulders.
Joshua trees and bushes in the foreground, with more Joshua trees in the distance.
Joshua trees and bushes in the foreground, with more Joshua trees in the distance.
Part of a Joshua tree next to a large boulder.
Part of a Joshua tree next to a large boulder.
The tip of a Joshua tree with a large boulder formation in the distance.
The tip of a Joshua tree with a large boulder formation in the distance.
The Joshua trees grow all around the boulder formations.
The Joshua trees grow all around the boulder formations.
The Joshua trees in this cluster almost look like a group of tourists taking pictures.
The Joshua trees in this cluster almost look like a group of tourists taking pictures.
Joshua trees go way up into the hills.
Joshua trees go way up into the hills.
Joshua trees near boulders.
Joshua trees near boulders.
Late afternoon sunlight on the Joshua tree.
Late afternoon sunlight on the Joshua tree.
Little bushes growing in between the cracks of a boulder.
Little bushes growing in between the cracks of a boulder.
Trees growing near the boulders.
Trees growing near the boulders.
A valley filled with Joshua trees.
A valley filled with Joshua trees.
The pointy leaves on a Joshua tree in foreground.
The pointy leaves on a Joshua tree in the foreground.
A baby Joshua tree in the foreground, with an elder Joshua tree just beyond.
A baby Joshua tree in the foreground, with an elder Joshua tree just beyond.
Joshua trees near the upright boulders.
Joshua trees near the upright boulders.
Here I am looking at an object to photograph.
Here I am looking at an object to photograph.
Posing for the camera with the Joshua trees in the background.
Posing for the camera with the Joshua trees in the background.
Various shapes of large boulders.
Various shapes of large boulders.
The place where two large boulders meet.
The place where two large boulders meet.
Jet stream in the sky above Joshua Tree National Park.
Jet stream in the sky above Joshua Tree National Park.
Various shades of colors on the boulders.
Various shades of colors on the boulders.
The boulders all all stacked up.
The boulders all stacked up.
Looking through the Joshua trees.
Looking through the Joshua trees.
Erect rocks and Joshua trees.
Erect rocks and Joshua trees.
In the afternoon at Joshua Tree.
In the afternoon at Joshua Tree.
Joshua trees and vertical boulders.
Joshua trees and vertical boulders.
Two rocks in between boulders look like two little eggs.
Two rocks in between boulders look like two little eggs.
A Joshua tree silhouetted against the boulder formation.
A Joshua tree silhouetted against the boulder formation.

Woodpecker Holes In The Coulter Pine

Coulter Pine With Wood Pecker Holes

This coulter pine has accumulated many years of holes burrowed in its trunk. Years ago when my grandma was visiting us up in the mountains, she wanted to know why someone was doing construction at the crack of dawn. We giggled and explained that woodpeckers sound like construction workers with nails and hammers as they punch holes in trees. I forgot my memory card and was unable to capture a better video of the woodpecker attacking the tree, but I think you can hear him. Someone claimed there was nothing in the video, but if you look closely, you can see the woodpecker. Also, turn up the sound because you can definitely hear him.

On a recent trip to the mountains I forgot my memory card and was unable to capture a better video of the woodpecker attacking the tree, but I think you can hear him. Someone claimed there was nothing in the video, but if you look closely, you can see the woodpecker. Also, turn up the sound because you can definitely hear him.

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Reviewing: “In Case There’s A Fox” By Aya Katz

Yesterday I received the bilingual Hebrew-English version of the children’s book In Case There’s A Fox by Aya Katz. This picture book is beautifully illustrated with paintings of a little girl, her dog, a rabbit, and of course, the fox. My favorite line from the book is, “A canvas and paint is a method most quaint to chisel away at fox self-restraint.”

The Hebrew text from the book "In Case There's A Fox".
The Hebrew text from the book “In Case There’s A Fox”.

So if you want to learn Hebrew, or already speak the language and would like to teach your children, this would be the ideal book to purchase.

The English text from the book "In Case There's A Fox".
The English verse from the book “In Case There’s A Fox”.

The video shows a sneak peak of the book.

Find more of Aya Katz’s books on Amazon.


Sunset In The San Bernardino Mountains

Here are a few photographs of the subtle sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.

The slideshow below illustrates what the mountain looks like at sunset.

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Below is a video of the subdued sunset.

Driving Up The Rim of The World Highway

Rim of The World Highway
View looking over the barrier on the Rim of the World Highway. Cars on Old Waterman Canyon Road can be seen below.

Here are some photographs I captured on the drive up the Rim of World Highway in mid-August. Traffic was backed up, so the trip up the mountain went quite slowly.

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