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Enjoying the summit
Yours Truly on top of Hamblin Mountain.
The waters of Lake Mead are in the background.
Nevada, November 2008.

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Andrej MašeraVery nice shot

Andrej Mašera

Voted 10/10

In this setting you are looking very charming. Two beauties are intimately united.
Cheers, Andrej
Posted Nov 18, 2008 2:30 am

Anya JingleRe: Very nice shot

Anya Jingle

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Thank you Andrej for all your votes and a kind comment. The lake made for a nice background here and it is so wast that its is possible to take photos like that from many different summits in the area.
Regards,
Anya
Posted Nov 18, 2008 2:34 am

MarcsoltanWhat a beautiful Profile Image

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

By the way, I have a bandana identical to yours. Even the color is the same.
Happy taking all these awe inspining photos.
Marc
Posted Nov 18, 2008 2:38 pm

Anya JingleRe: What a beautiful Profile Image

Anya Jingle

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Thank you Marc. Turquoise is a great color and so are the other shades of blue. I see from your profile image that you like them too. Cheers.
Posted Nov 19, 2008 8:38 pm

Day Hikernice smile

Day Hiker

Voted 10/10

and great pose. You even captured the Mojave Desert's signature plant, larrea tridentata. I like them so much that I bought a really little one and planted it in front of my house here in Henderson. Now it's 10 feet tall. Oops.
Posted Nov 18, 2008 6:18 pm

Anya JingleRe: nice smile

Anya Jingle

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Thank you. Wow, 10 feet high. It's a lucky bush. It must be getting much more water than the ones in the desert. We have a mesquite tree and it is beginning to get out of control and taking over the front yard as well. Cheers.
Posted Nov 19, 2008 8:42 pm

Day HikerRe: nice smile

Day Hiker

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I checked last night, and it's actually only 8 or 9 feet high, but it's wider than that, and I had to trim it to make the walkway clear for Halloween kids! The plant is really no bigger than many of the ones in nature, including some really impressive ones I've seen near Badwater Road in DV. Mine probably grew faster, though, because I gave it water when I first planted it. But I quickly removed the artificial water supply after it was established because I want it to grow naturally, with its only water coming from rain.

Unlike saguaros and joshua trees, obviously creosotes do quite well in this part of the Mojave (low, dry) without any help. My house is at 2100 feet here in Henderson, so I do hand water my pet saguaros and joshua tree (all planted from seeds, indoors in Michigan, in 1996, but planted outside in the ground now).
Posted Nov 20, 2008 1:03 pm

Anya JingleRe: nice smile

Anya Jingle

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I imagine you need to cover your Saguaros for winter.
I planted some joshua tree seeds over 10 years ago. Only one plant survived till today and it is still pretty small. It gives you an appreciation how old the really big joshuas in the desert must be.
Posted Nov 20, 2008 4:31 pm

Day HikerRe: nice smile

Day Hiker

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I have about a dozen pet carnegia gigantea, and I have to cover them with towels up to a couple dozen nights from December to February, depending on the winter. It's kind of a pain. In 2007, I was gone for 3 weeks (for Aconcagua), and Henderson had some low 20s, upper teens maybe (colder than our Base Camp at 14400 feet, where I was, haha), but the saguaros were not damaged, surprisingly. They are about a foot tall.

My pet yucca brevifolia is about 3 feet tall, and, as you implied, doesn't need protection from the cold in Henderson, in contrast to the saguaros. I have seen joshua trees growing above 7000 feet in the Inyo Mountains.

Yes, the big joshua trees must be very old, especially the ones with huge tree-like trunks, but I don't know how old. I just know that big saguaros can be 200 years old. They don't even grow their arms until about 65 to 75 years.
Posted Nov 20, 2008 9:24 pm

lcarreauVery nice photo,

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

and you gotta LOVE those hardy desert plants.
(If I could vote five more times on this
photo, I would!!!) -Larry
Posted Nov 18, 2008 7:20 pm

Ice Man Jerry VanThe smiles the outdoors can bring us

Ice Man Jerry Van

Voted 10/10

Be it the ocean, the desert, the mountains, I enjoy them all. Keep the grins and pictures coming, they will brings grins.
Posted Nov 18, 2008 10:38 pm

Anya JingleRe: The smiles the outdoors can bring us

Anya Jingle

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Thank you Jerry. Loved your shots from Devil's Tower.
Happy and safe climbing!
Posted Nov 20, 2008 4:34 pm

nikolai79Congratulations

nikolai79

Voted 10/10

for been the photo of the day!!!

:-D
Posted Nov 19, 2008 5:46 am

nikolai79Congratulations

nikolai79

Voted 10/10

for been the photo of the day!!!

:-D
Posted Nov 19, 2008 5:46 am

NoonduelerBeautiful shot!

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

Pants match the lake.
Posted Nov 19, 2008 11:15 am

visentinnice

visentin

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no other picture illustrates so well the pleasure of being in the mountains !
Posted Nov 19, 2008 11:23 am

Anya JingleRe: nice

Anya Jingle

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Thank you for the nice comment.
Greetings from the desert,
AJ
Posted Nov 20, 2008 4:38 pm

lcarreauThe epitome of fashion!

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

I wish I could lay down upon the summit of a
mountain, and get this many votes. Incredible!!

I love how Lake Mead shines in the background.
Posted Nov 19, 2008 11:46 am

badylwell done...

badyl

Voted 10/10

...and keep on smiling:-)
Posted Nov 19, 2008 12:21 pm

Dmitry PrussWhere is your straw

Dmitry Pruss

Voted 10/10

to dip in that bowl of water behind you?
Posted Nov 19, 2008 3:38 pm

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