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Joshua Tree Revisited

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!