Amazing detail and texture in this ancient tree. The bristlecone trees in White Mountain California are oldest known trees in the world. The oldest being the Methuselah tree which is over 4,800 years old.
The delicate remnant of a bristlecone trunk now fallen and being worn down by the weather. One of the things I find so facinating is the contrast of colors you find in them. The reds and oranges juxtaposed by the blues make these trees really pop out and make you take notice.
Mud Cracks in Gower Gulch in DeathValley National Park
I am drawn to textures and patterns I find on my many adventures, and the variety cracks in this dried flow was an intriguing subject. This was taken about 3 months after most of the rain storms passed through Death Valley
Cliff Detail above the Emerald Pools, Zion National Park
The stark blues and whites from the water and minerals seeping out of the red sandstone really looks powerful in the late afternoons after the cliffs are in the shadows near the Emerald Pools in Zion National Park