Palm Springs: Big Horn Sheep Statues

Big Horn Sheep – Desert Theme

Big Horn Sheep at Airport

Big Horn Sheep at Aerial Tram

Big Horn Sheep at Living Desert

Palm Springs was named for the palm trees growing around the bubbling springs in town.  Street names reflect famous people who lived there – Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Gene Autry, and Gerald Ford.  Sonny Bono was the town’s mayor in the 1980s.  Palm Springs is surrounded by the Mojave Desert and San Jacinto mountains.  This dramatic landscape allows you to enjoy a green oasis, play in the snow on a mountaintop, and hike in the desert – all in one day!  The bighorn sheep statues displayed around town  were painted by local artists.  Bighorn sheep have eyesight similar to 8 x 10 binoculars!

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

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