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(March 15–21, 2006)

Goran Sekulić

National Park Mountain Lovćen

John E Schwarzell

A Cholla Garden's Last Equinox Dusk

Cholla Garden, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

March 19, 2006 - 10:30 AM UTC (6:30PM local time)

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Joshua Tree National Park is special. It's particularly nice to depict its beauty while interpreting the WWP theme of Borders. I really wanted to make it to Key's View, but timing is everything. Night came early this Equinox due to the stormfront, and I had to recover and rethink Borders. I returned to the Cholla Garden near the Ocotillo Patch expecting some sunset/dusk cloudplay, but it was a grey-out.

The Cholla Garden sits on a fuzzy border between the high Mojave and low Colorado deserts. The Colorado (3000' and below) is part of the Sonoran desert and reaches as far East as Tucson. The Mojave (above 3000') occupies much of California and into Nevada. The Bigelow (Jumping) Cholla and Ocotillo are indicative of the lower desert. The high desert's signature plant, the Joshua Tree, does not grow near here, but this Cholla Garden is in fact on the border between the deserts.

So, I am proud to present to you this wonderland: on the edge of night, on the dusk of the Equinox, by a wash's gulley, between two deserts, and between storms, the Cholla Garden glows green, basking in the eerie day's-end stormy glow of dusk. I love this place.
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