I grew up around barrel cactus and never noticed until this weekend that they point south. Apparently, the other name for this cactus is “compass cactus”. Photographed a few days ago at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, California.
1939 Delahaye coupe (Mullen Automotive Museum, Oxnard, California)
At the remains of a 23 million year old volcano: further along, these gigantic boulders form a “talus” cave. There are two talus caves at Pinnacles National Monument — one is 500 feet long, the other is 1,700 feet long. It’s a beautiful place. See here for more info.