Desert Road

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  • I don't know what kind of oak it is, and I don't realize as I take a dead leaf for later ... oak leaf In the highlands of Joshua Tree National Park my friend Seth leads me to a mature oak. "It's not like ... than any scrub oak I know. Not that I'm an expert. My knowledge of oaks is pretty much limited to the species I encountered in ...
  • ... 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 ... to resolve into view behind the ghostly, fire-lit Joshua tree blooms. The Moon hangs low above the western horizon, a thin crescent ...
  • ... by settlers wasn't really wild: it was the result of thousands of years of careful management by California indians. ... said James Rust, a Southern Miwok elder. "It's turned back to wilderness." California Indians believe that when humans are gone ...
  • There are news aggregators, but is there one for social causes? Yes there is, ... the internet for topics you are interested in, and most of the time it's the same topic covered in ten different ways or just ... not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of ...
  • I've warned of the danger of human-created climate change since the early 1970s, so ... {"additionalClasses":""}]This tree in Arizona bloomed pretty well in 2007 | Photo: ... trees . They don't have entire limbs that have died back . They haven't been gnawed at by thirsty rodents. They all have abundant ...
  • ... from their cousins, the eastern and western groups of Joshua trees have evolved different growth habits that result in a ... brevifolia var. brevifolia, the western Joshua tree | Photo: Chris Clarke The Joshua tree's range in the Mojave is an ...
  • ... just apply to Joshua trees , of course. Read the news long enough and you are likely to see false equivalences stated as if ... piñon firewood smoke Ad Libitum, and then I would get back to work. The regimen alleviated the acute symptoms. The chronic ...
  • After hurricane-force winds knocked tens of thousands of trees to the ground last November, Devils Postpile is back in business this summer season. ... and a red ribbon, but appropriately so with a downed tree and, of course, a chainsaw. Previously - New Shuttles with ...
  • ... | Photo: Katie Grinnan. Drive up the snaking stretch of the recently reopened Angeles Crest Highway, past the clumps of singed ... and catch the sun's light. The mirror will then reflect it back into space. For anyone looking from above, Halpern says it will produce ...
  • At least in the Eastern Mojave, this is one of the best bloom years for Joshua trees in living memory. ... {"additionalClasses":""}]A Joshua tree blooms in the Morongo Basin | 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 ...

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