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.
And some wildflowers were blooming, these are Wallace's Eriophyllum (we bought the wildflower identification pamphlet)
I think this is an "innards" to the cholla after they die, wonderful texture.