Saturday, March 7, 2009
Joshua Tree National Park, California
These are a couple of photographs I took at Joshua Tree in 2004. It is a truly beautiful place, a high desert landscape unlike anywhere else I've ever been.
The "Joshua Tree" is not a tree at all, but a plant related to the Yucca. Legend has it they got their name from Mormon Settlers crossing the Utah desert who thought they resembled the Prophet Joshua raising his arms to guide them.
This is a natural formation called "Skull Rock" for obvious reasons.