Thursday, April 09, 2009

Joshua Tree

Here are some of my photos from our day trip into Joshua Tree National Park. If you want to see all the pictures fit to print from our vacation, go to my Flickr page. You can also make them full size there.
There were lots of interesting rock formations.
And some wildflowers were blooming, these are Wallace's Eriophyllum (we bought the wildflower identification pamphlet)
We walked the nature trail in the Cholla Cactus Garden.

Buds on the Cholla that were close to opening.

This was the only open flower we found. I bet a few days later the garden was a lovely mass of blooms.I think this is an "innards" to the cholla after they die, wonderful texture.

Some picturesque Yucca plants.
And of course a Joshua Tree. Notice the huge rock in the background that looks like it's about to fall down and crush everything below.