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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.

The Baba Ganoush Salad

A romaine and tomato salad with babaganoush on top.
A romaine and tomato salad with babaganoush on top.

The first bowl of babaganoush salad had the dressing mixed through.

The second bowl of babaganoush salad is not mixed up yet.
The second bowl of babaganoush salad with the dressing on the top and not mixed.

To make the babaganoush I roasted eggplant and a bell pepper, which I pureed with a fresh tomato, several cloves of garlic, salt, sesame seeds, lemon juice, and sesame seeds. This time I made a smooth babaganoush to use as a vegan salad dressing.

Wood Burning Palm Trees On Boxes

Palm tree I wood burned on a box back February of 2008.
Palm tree I wood burned on a box back February of 2008. This pyrographic image is of a palm tree sunset in Hawaii.

I rarely wood burn images on anymore because I find it to be a little too pungent for my nose. However, I do love palm trees, and directly drawing this on wood. After I draw the image on the wood, I use the pyrographic tool to burnish the image.

Making Hummus Salad

Today I decided to make hummus salad for dinner.

Today I made a hummus salad. Basically, this is just a salad with homemade hummus on top. The salad itself had romaine lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, and purple onions. I sprinkled more purple onions on top of the hummus.
Today I made a hummus salad. Basically, this is just a salad with homemade hummus on top. The salad itself had romaine lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, and purple onions. I sprinkled more purple onions on top of the hummus for a pop of color.
To create the homemade hummus, I pureed sesame seeds, garbanzo beans, olive oil, lime juice, chili pepper flakes, and a slightly roasted red bell pepper.
To create the homemade hummus, I pureed sesame seeds, garbanzo beans, olive oil, lime juice, chili pepper flakes, several cloves of garlic, and a slightly roasted red bell pepper.

Strawberry Banana Orange Smoothie With Blueberries On Top

Today I made a strawberry banana smoothie with blueberries on top. I pureed several bananas with strawberries and some small Mandarin oranges. Almond coconut milk was used to help blend the fruit, which makes this smoothie vegan.

The strawberry banana orange smoothie was pureed with a bit of almond coconut milk. Frozen blueberries were added to the top for aesthetics and flavor.
The strawberry banana orange smoothie was pureed with a bit of almond coconut milk. Frozen blueberries were added to the top for aesthetics and flavor.