New Year's SNOW in the Joshua Tree desert! (pictures)

We haven’t had any significant snow since 2008 and it was a real treat to get about 4 – 5 inches of snow on New Year’s Eve.    It snowed all day and at least until about 1 am when we were driving home from a party.

Here you can see our adobe oven and hoophouse, but you can’t see the cliffs at all:

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The cliffs on New Year’s Day:

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Our horno

 

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Looking SE towards Diamond Bar road (the road to Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk)

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The garden and salad beds

Took a few pics the last few days and even got around to uploading a few.   We take LOTS of pictures and it's really nice to be able to go through the pics in winter or next year to see what we grew where and how well the plants did.  You can click on the pictures for larger images.

The garden beds

We just planted the bed in the front with some peppers and melons and the other beds have more peppers, egg plants, squash, melons and of course LOTS of tomatoes.
The beds also have radishes, green onions, basil and “miscellaneous” plants.  I recently started to transplant the sweet annies out to the fence as some are already over a foot tall AND the mice don't eat them – there's no reason to keep them in the caged beds.  Still struggling with daily damage in the uncaged areas.
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