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  • ... so good. Down there fifteen thousand years, rain that fell back in the Pleistocene and stayed hidden, it had avoided the whole of ... myself that once I got them put away I'd head for the Joshua trees a few miles east. It is a promiscuous dust on my boxes, ...
  • ... and think about my father. A cold drop of water hits the back of my neck, runs down inside my jacket. I turn. I scan the sky. It takes ... sky to resolve into view behind the ghostly, fire-lit Joshua tree blooms. The Moon hangs low above the western horizon, a thin ...
  • ... from their cousins, the eastern and western groups of Joshua trees have evolved different growth habits that result in a different ...
  • ... dunk. How could climate change spur a massive bloom of Joshua trees ? Naturalist Jim Cornett, who's been studying the trees ... trees . They don't have entire limbs that have died back . They haven't been gnawed at by thirsty rodents. They all have abundant ...
  • ... Eastern Mojave, this is one of the best bloom years for Joshua trees in living memory. [scald=41808:kl_image_original_context ... | Chris Clarke photo We crossed our fingers a few weeks back , and we got our wish: At least in the Eastern Mojave, this is one of the ...
  • There's a lot to see in Joshua Tree , but be honest: you're not in a big enough rush to justify ... The local economic scene comes alive in the environs of Joshua Tree National Park. Hotel rooms start to fill up, as do trailhead ... mockingbirds defending their territories in the Joshua trees . You miss the main lesson the desert has to teach you: that you are ...
  • ... who capped his career by spending three years running Joshua Tree National Park has come out against a solar project proposed ... who capped his career by spending three years running Joshua Tree National Park has come out against a solar project proposed ...
  • Heading downhill yesterday toward "downtown" Joshua Tree I saw it. It was the developing stalk of a flower, growing ... series of pots at first and then bare-root in the back of my pickup truck. By 2005, planted in its last home in my front yard ... Beetle. My days of moving it were at an end. Even after my divorce in 2008 and my move to the Mojave, I carried the hope that at some ...
  • ... just apply to Joshua trees , of course. Read the news long enough and you are likely to see false equivalences stated as if ... of piñon firewood smoke Ad Libitum, and then I would get back to work. The regimen alleviated the acute symptoms. The chronic ...
  • ... landscape, with little geometric perfection about it. Back up a few miles, though, to the far side of Interstate 15 east of the ... first branching at knee height, culminating in thirty or forty growing tips ringed with the species' eponymous short, sharp leaves. ...

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