Cholla Cactus Garden; Joshua Tree National Park, California, United states of America
In the desert lands
All gravel stone and sand
But for the cholla
In her prickly shrine

Such tenacious life
Such a cunning
And obdurate beauty

As the late sun
Throws shadows

Backlighting spines

Cholla Cactus Garden
Joshua Tree National Park
California, United States of America

Taken during travels. 1996

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