Coolidge Springs Road, near Desert Shores/Salton Sea

Above:  Morning light, looking west.  These are all 6" X 8" canvas panels.  Afternoon paintings below:

These scenes were side by side.   When put together, they make a nice diptych:

Most of the desert flora is very subtle in color, but that intense green shrubbery is creosote, which thrives in the harsh desert environment and can grow to be hundreds or even thousands of years old.  Very green leaves with grayish branches and yellow blooms.  Beautiful in the pinkish desert sunlight.  Here's a photo I took, it was everywhere and blooming like crazy: