Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Road Trip: Joshua Tree

Joshua Trees

The desert looks and feels like a different planet. So long as you have plenty of water, I understand why people want to spend time there. I wonder whether these plants and animals would grow to gargantuan proportions if cultivated in more temperate climates.

Red Buds


White Buds

Fractal Tree


You can see hi-res versions of some of these pictures at my flickr page. Click on the photo you want and then click "all sizes" in the tool bar.

Joshua Tree National Park, California.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Road Trip: South Dakota


This sign is ridiculous. What it should have said was "BEWARE! Random Cliffs and Crevices!" I'm certain that more people die from unexpected falls in that park than from snake bites.


Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

Road Trip: Texas

Judd Foundation

We knew about the Paul Thomas Anderson film being made in Marfa TX, and since returning we've learned about the Coen Brothers as well, thanks to the newspaper of record. All hail west Texas!

Photo of the Donald Judd Foundation Building in Marfa.

Texas Highway

The view from Route 17 in west Texas.

Shady Grove

Outdoors at the Shady Grove Restaurant in Austin.