Plants, Stone, California Landscapes


Joshua Tree Revisited


After the garden show I went down to Joshua Tree for a week of rock appreciation, for which there is no better place. There was a small amount of wildflower action to appreciate along with the rock, but not much. This Echinocereus was shockingly intense wherever it was in bloom, but even pulling back out a little shows what a small bit of color it offered in a relatively monochrome landscape.



The main excitement was with the rock. So many beautiful rock formations. I took photos of a few of the features that reminded me of dry-stone work.






The rock above looks like it was split by a team of giants at the end of the work day and left ready to be installed the next day. It’s uncanny how cleanly some of them are split.



And at the end of the day, it’s all amazing for climbing. One of my favorite landscapes in the world.

2 Responses to “Joshua Tree Revisited”

  1. April 14th, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Town Mouse says:

    Ah, so great to get away every once in a while. Love the black and white photos! Really brings out the rockyness…

  2. April 14th, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    James says:

    I have a 1930s photo of a yucca in front of some J-Tree rocks, that one day I hope to be able to find the location of and maybe rephotograph. I don’t expect the yucca will still be looking like it was, but the rock… That should be a fun day or week or month out there. Cool pictures!

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