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I took this photo in the eastern Sierras, off Highway 395, at the Owens Gorge Road. I love those mailboxes and every time we travel to the Sierras, we drive by them just to see them!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Date orchard That's My World for Tuesday, February 3, 2009







My world, the southern California deserts, consists of many date orchards. Of course, there are fewer now than 30 years ago, but at the lower end of the Coachella Valley, you can still find them. This one is out in Thermal. Every morning I used to pick up a fellow teacher a few years ago and we would carpool to school and pass many fields and date groves. Unfortunately, many of the groves which were close to La Quinta are now housing developments and the farmers have had to relocate further down the valley, toward the Salton Sea. A date palm nursery was just down the street, so I stopped and took a couple of photos there, too. It was pretty with the afternoon light shining down through the trees. For more glimpses into different worlds, please visit: http://showyourworld.blogspot.com/

12 comments:

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Guy D said...

Excellent shots of the orchard, thanks for sharing your world.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Larry D said...

Nice photos, a very interesting place!

lili11 said...

Dates. I love dates. We usually have a lot of them in the fasting month.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Thanks for the pictures of the orchard. Very interesting.

Pat said...

Loved the cows in the date orchard! Thanks for sharing your world

Pat said...

Loved the cows in the date orchard! Thanks for sharing your world.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Very interesting, I have never seen date orchards before.

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo's!!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shots! Reminds me of a place I drove through once a long while back. Miles of these kind of orchards.

Maithri said...

Your blog is beautiful,

Love the pictures and the music,

Wings of peace, M

Lawstude said...

lovely orchard. thanks for sharing.

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