desert candles of the mojave

mojave desert ca 2005
Fuji GX617 panorama camera - Desert Candles standing 3 feet luminesce like fiber optics with the setting sunlight glowing through their hollow stems. During a usual spring these plants are sparse and small, the tremendous moisture of 2004/2005's winter created vast stretches of glowing candles adjacent to the Desert Tortoise Natural Area northeast of California City. Early settlers ate the cooked leaves which taste like cabbage.

panoramic landscape photo, desert candles of the mohave luminescence in the setting sun
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