Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, CA.
Everyday I go for a hike in a different direction after Bean's concludes her morning lizard hunt.
This is just one of the many displays of the rock formations in this area. What caught my interest here was how the rocks looked all squeezed together and the one big rock along the skyline neatly divided into four parts.
And this one here as is it were neatly fitted into an empty space.
All over various areas of the Alabama Hills are these little plastic wraps protecting new plantings.
Zoomed in on a hawk surveying his domain for a morning bite to eat.
I reached the top of the ridge which afforded a view of the Owens Valley east of us.
Thanks to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Owens Valley is not the lush, green fertile valley which once had a vast lake within it a century ago. Now it is an arid, wind-blown dust bowl home for a few thousand hardy souls living in four towns in the valley.