There is more in the desert besides cacti, there is creative, incredible artwork as well.
The owner of Galleta Meadows in Anza Borrego desert commissioned a local artist to create metal sculptures, all of which can be visited for free on his land. I thought the art would be difficult to find but they are right on the side of the road.
Both Megan and I had heard of these metal sculptures but today was our first visit.
What pushed us was the rainy weather in San Diego, we plotted an successful escape.
This was taken moments before I was attacked by a jumping cholla (the cacti pictured). It was quite an event to remove the segment of cactus and the needles from my ankle. I would have guessed every needle had barbs at the end, but instead it was microscopic scales in the opposite direction of removal.
The sculptures are based on fossils found in the area.
The details are absolutely incredible. They appear as though the artist, Ricardo Breceda from Perris, Ca, actually witnessed these creatures in person.
We did not see them all so I am ready to return.
They are way cooler in person than pictures can show.