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Hidden Valley Mammoth Rocks w- Joshua Tree NP

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 13 October 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

This is a wider view of the huge mammoth rock we saw a few days ago . The Hidden Valley area is so full of different types of vegetation, it almost looks "busy" but I wanted to give you the full picture of this particular zone. Also, I neglected to mention to you that the shorter plants that have the long sword-like "leaves" are Yucca plants and they are related to the Joshua tree as well. During bloom time, their blossoms are almost identical to the Joshua Tree's blooms.

Now, tomorrow, although we will still be within the boundaries of the National Park, I will take you about 25 miles to the east of this site so you can visit the Cholla Cactus Garden..an amazing place to visit.

FUJIFILM FinePix E550 1/450 second F/6.4 ISO 200 14 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

FUJIFILM FinePix E550
1/450 second
F/6.4
ISO 200
14 mm

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