In this post the Joshua trees continue because I like to break of photo posts like this.
Here are some of the pictures that I took on my short walk among the Joshua trees.
A video of the short hike in Joshua tree.
Stay tuned for more pictures of Joshua Tree because I am continuing to sort through these.
We only spend about an hour and a half at Joshua Tree, but for a Southern California day trip, I think that is sufficient. Many people do camp in the park, and there are many different ecosystems within it to explore.
Even though Joshua Tree National Park is named after the trees reminiscent of Joshua pointing his arms to the heavens, there are other types of plants to see.
The spines on the teddy bear cholla cactus look similar to the hair on a teddy bear, except the former is poky. Do not pet the cacti!
The videos illustrates what the teddy bear cholla cactus looks like in the late afternoon.
Here is a short video showing the wild flowers and Luna Peak in the distance.
Here is some photography I took of Death Valley, California back in 1993. I especially love the photograph of the donkey in the hills next to a small stream of water.