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Our homepage will provide you a full of fantasitic nature in south western part of the United States. It will help you find where you go on your vacation. Please enjoy our pictures. All pictures were taken by Eishi & Chiaki Noguchi.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park lies in the east end of San Diego County, in California. Following good winter rain, the desert floor is a carpet of colorful flowers. In early spring, you will find streams and falls that flow in the desert montains and valley below. Summer heat makes desert sizzle and dried up with daytime tempratures consistenly over 100 degree (38 C). However, occational summer storms can cause flash flooding in the desert floor and have helped create the fantasitic landscapes. And in winter you can even see snowfall.
Anza-Borrego provides you to encounter a lot of kinds of desert plants. Spring carpet of desert floor is blanketed with purple Sand verbena, yellow Desert Dandelion, white Desert lily, Desert Sun Flower, and so on. Cute cactus, called Cholla and Barrel cactus are often seen in this area. Ocotillo which is also common in this area, blooms red flowers on its tips. Washingtonia filifera (California Fan Palm) is only one species of native Californian Palm tree.
If you drive I-8 to the east from San Diego, in 2 or 3 hours, you will find a huge area of Algodones Sand dunes in Imperial county, California. A Canal from Colorado river crosses the sand dunes in the middle. A lot of commercials and movies have been taken in these sand dunes. There is nothing but sand. Take a hike, and feel the sand.
On your way to or way back from Zion National Park or Brice Canyon National Park, just stop by the Coral Pink Sand dunes State Park in Kane county, Utah. We are sure you love this beautiful pink sand dunes. Hike up to the pink sand hills and look for flowers blooming on the pink sand.