|Beautiful rock formations|
This fascinating little community started life in the 1940's as a live-in Wild West motion picture set. many Westerns and TV shows were filmed here. Today it has a population of around 350 and consists of a few modern dwellings, a number of the older buildings which are inhabited, several tourist shops and some remaining fake movie set buildings such as the Sheriff's office and town jail.
There was one rather spartan 'garden', adorned with a variety of 'objet trouvé', reminding me of Derek Jarman's iconic garden on the Kent coast. (Chad - thanks for the correction - should have checked my facts rather than relying on my dodgy memory!) Everywhere there were huge specimens of Yucca brevifolia the native Joshua tree and big patches of flowering cactus. At least some living things to keep me interested!
|Is it a garden?|
|Mature Joshua tree|
|Ocotillo - native - one of the best I've seen|
|Tiny wildflower no more than 1/4in tall|
|Which one is the billy goat gruff?|