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Some of the desert lands of California such as death valley, and here in Elizabeth lake, are currently experiencing a large quantity of wildflower blooms adding a vibrant burst of color to otherwise dry and desolate lands. However, places I was expecting to see wildflowers and poppies flourish, such as Lancaster Ca. and it’s poppy reserve, were a dry and sad let down when visited.

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Trying to make a nice image of a spot which now brings a sigh of sadness as this once wonderful recreational spot we know as Elizabeth Lake in the Antelope Valley now shows the signs of the seriousness of California’s drought. Where I had captured this image, at one point in time I would be waist deep or above in water.

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While visiting a friend who was doing some work on my vehicle out in Adelanto Ca. some nights ago, I decided to take the opportunity during the evening hours to take advantage of the desert night sky from the backyard of his home in the great wide open and put my intervalometer to use again.

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Another roadside find along Palmdale blvd. around the el mirage and lake LA vicinity. I think my finger unintentionally touched the focus wheel of my lens while shooting this so i accidentally captured the shack just slightly out of focus but, i think the end result seems to have added a special unique vintage or mysterious quality to image that you can only get from a pleasant photo mistake.

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One of many deserted or abandoned shacks or homes which can be found along the roadsides of el mirage and palmdale road CA.

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A view by the lakeside of Elizabeth Lake Ca. Although the land has been scorched and is quite barren in comparison to only a couple of years ago, there is still a peace and tranquility that can be found in the atmosphere here.

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Another interesting find on my lone hike at Elizabeth Lake yesterday was this burnt skull fragment. At first I thought it was a husk from some plant matter or cactus stalk but after a closer inspection, I had discovered it to be charred skeletal remains of some animal. To what kind of animal is still a question that remains to be answered as I am not one adept in the study of forensics.

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More remnants from the failed utopian commune known as Llano Del Rio. These 2 walls look much like a fortress or castle once stood here.

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One of several interesting rock formations which can be found in the deep canyons of The Devil’s Punch Bowl near Wrightwood California.

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A large sea of cloud mass making its way through the city starting its way rolling over the hill tops.