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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter in the Desert

Trail heading west from Tortugas (Tortoise) Mountain
Without my favorite canine hiking companion I took a long Easter Sunday hike west of Tortugas Mountain.  Interestingly I came upon the white-rock cross pictured below; I have happened upon this cross before.  I attach no particular religious significance to the discovery, but I do admire the patience of the person (or persons) who constructed the symbol; from the frontal perspective one might imagine it possible to see the figure of Jesus on the cross. 
Underside of a dislodged Mexican Gold Poppy

Abundant flora in a patch of high desert

Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus

Torrey Yuccas west of the Tortoise

Say's Phoebe

Rolling desert west of the mountains

I've discovered this cross in a remote section of desert before

Somebody has fashioned a labyrinth in the same area

Composed of white rock the cross is about 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 feet

This is the area where the cross and labyrinth are located

Houses at the edge of the desert

Power to nowhere:  the lineman school grounds

The unhappiest hiker in our household

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

You're right, Packrat--it is interesting that you came across the white cross today of all days.

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