THOUSAND PALMS OASIS PRESERVE (Feb. 27) — Here’s a challenging setting for shutterbugs with the desert peaking through the huge palm trees. If you come from Minnesota, any kind of palm tree is a treat but these are unbelievably massive.
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK (March 4) — Look familiar? It’s the iconic cowboy movie setting where the battle of wits between the Road Runner and Wylie Coyote ensued. We were wearing cutoffs here when when it was about 60. In the nearby town, a very young James Dean lived in 1951.