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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 Full Moon In The Night Sky

Tonight I went out once again to capture the full moon in the night sky.
Tonight I went out once again to capture the full moon in the night sky.

It seems that not everyone is able to view the slideshows on my website due to some issues with flash on Word Press, so I created one over on YouTube. I am considering doing this more often in the future as it is easier to upload multiple photographs to Youtube.

 

Also, I created a video with some life action footage, although it is not very steady.

Tomatoes Are Finally Growing

Tomatoes are finally started to grow in the container garden.
Tomatoes are finally started to grow in the container garden.

I have only had one tomato this summer in container garden land, which was a bit of a disappointment. However, I noticed now some new tomatoes are begging to enlarge on the vines.

In a couple of weeks I will have two delicious red tomatoes.
In a couple of weeks, I will have two delicious red tomatoes.

In the video here you can see the tomatoes growing in my small container garden, I do not have a lot of space, but it is still possible to have a few plants.

Moon In The Night Sky

First picture of the moon I captured with my new camera.
My first picture of the moon I captured with the new camera.

Below is a photo slideshow of the moon I captured last night around ten.

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Also, you can watch my first video of filming the moon. Next time perhaps I will use a tripod to film, but I was excited the zoom lens on this new camera enabled me to capture this much lunar detail.

The California Sister Butterfly And The Bee

In a garden here in Southern California I spotted a California sister butterfly, which is known by the scientific name Adelpha californica. In the past I was always curious about different species of insects and animals, but blogging and the Internet has actually prompted me to learn more about these.

A closeup of the California sister butterfly. The groves in the wings with the contrast orange, white, and black sections is quite fascinating.
A closeup of the California sister butterfly. The groves in the wings with the contrast orange, white, and black sections is quite fascinating.
Here I zoomed out to show the butterfly walking through the tomato patch.
Here I zoomed out to show the butterfly walking through the tomato patch.
Another view of the California sister butterfly.
Another view of the California sister butterfly.
Bee flying near the lavender.
Bee flying near the near the lavender.

Insects are less fearful up in the mountains than down here in the city where it is much more difficult to capture these creatures. I was quite ecstatic that I photographed a bee in mid-flight next to an oregano plant.

Selfie With The Pinnacles Painting

My Painting of The Pinnacles

Here is a selfie I took with my painting of the Pinnacles, which are boulders covered with hills. The Pinnacles are located up in the San Bernardino Mountains, and when you climb to the top you can view Hesperia below, and Mount Baldy in the distance.