New Year's Day I went for an early morning walk at the Santa Rosa Visitor's Center, which is at the base of Highway 74 here in Palm Desert, CA. It's a great place to visit. You can take some of the nearby trails and they have lots of signs near plants. They also have a little information center where one can read about desert plants and animals. I got there right before the morning's sunrise and it was so quiet! What a great way to greet the day! Of course, I wouldn't wish to bump into these little fellows!