DESERT ROAD RUNNER
THE ROAD RUNNER — CLOWN OF THE DESERT
About 22 inches in length, he would rather run than fly and sometimes reaches the speed of 18 miles per hour. It lives on a menu of insects, lizards, centipedes, mice and snakes. The Road Runner is the state bird of New Mexico.
Coyote isn’t on the menu?
DESERT ROAD RUNNER
About 22 inches in length, he would rather run than fly and sometimes reaches the speed of 18 miles per hour. It lives on a menu of insects, lizards, centipedes, mice and snakes. In this picture he is seen with a desert lizard in his beak.
JESUS CHRIST: DESERT VERSION
DESERT CHRIST SHRINE
YUCCA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
This beautiful group of sculptured biblical characters is one of the spectacular attractions of the high desert. Here pictured is Antone Martin, a retired pattern maker who has with limited funds erected single handed this great monument to religious unity and world peace.
The verse under the image:
Will man forge out his destiny
In halls where reason reigns?
Will he forge the infamy
Of sordid, petty gains?
Can we shout “Peace” with every breath
Make all decisions wise?
Or will the Atom’s Plume of Death
O’er all the cities rise?
GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL MONUMENT, CALIFORNIA
Stan Jones, a former Death Valley Ranger skyrocketed to fame and fortune with his song “Ghost Riders in The Sky” which became a number one on the “Hit Parade.” Here we see an image of the gone but not forgotten 20 Mule Wagon team across a spectacular Death Valley sunset with the Devil’s Golf Course in the foreground.
JACKALOPE or ANTELABBIT
Also often called the Antelabbit, this, the most amazing of all desert animals is reputed to be a cross between a Jack Rabbit and an Antelope. Rumor has it that the Jackalope sings at night in a voice that sounds almost human.
4/25/12 7:45 PM:
Thank you for your captions! First, here’s what’s on the verso:
A Navajo chieftain and his squaw in wondrous Monument Valley.
The winner is RJ for the caption:
“Cowboy Jim’s Mother-in-law was the worst of Back Horse Drivers…”
Congratulations, RJ! To claim your postcard prize, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of postcard from the list below and your mailing address.
1) MAXIMUM of TWENTY (20) WORDS
2) One entry per person 3) Please enter your caption in the comments of this post 4) Submissions will be accepted until Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM EDT The author of my favorite caption will have their choice of one of these original vintage postcards (all previously published on BAD POSTCARDS):
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A DESERT PANORAMA
The Cholla cactus in the foreground is one of the spiniest and most colorful cacti found on the deserts of the Southwest. The Barrel cactus (center) sometimes grows 6 feet tall over a 20-30 year period and contains a slimy juice often reputed to have saved lives in an emergency but hardly fit to drink otherwise. (Yes that’s really what it says) To the left, a Mojave Yucca in full bloom.
The Desert is Alive