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Joshua Trees Weather California Desert Storms

Joshua Trees Weather California Desert Storms

 

If you like trees, you will like Joshua Tree National Park.

Trees are the main act at this place. And they put on a unique performance from a surreal stage.

Joshua Tree is the place to be for unique trees. They are stalwarts of stability in a world of change. These trees only grow in one part of the world, abundant as they are in the park and surrounds. Craggy and prickly to ward off the unsuspecting, but are they weak and spindly? Not at all. Standing, sitting, leaning, reaching, bending, living, dying, all are represented in a unique California desertscape. Biblical and solitary they exude an otherworldly aura.

They stand out on their own against the weather gods. Withstanding the elements, snuggled into destitute rock niches and narrow slats. Not only in appearance but also in their ability to thrive in this harsh and formidable physical landscape. Where few others can barely perform, these nature specimens dance. The American southwest can punch up formidable temperatures in the summer and the winters can edge into freezing. This intimate corner has trees adapted for the elements though. When a desert bluster moves in, the sands swirl, and the Joshua Tree digs in. After all, they have been here for thousands of years.

Freshly jumped out of a Dr Seuss text? Maybe. But these are no childhood fantasies. They are the real thing.

 

For more on Joshua Tree National Park and trees, see also:

Joshua Tree National Park Evening Sky Beckons

Tree Eulogy The Power of One

Joshua Trees Reaching To Heaven

Barker Dam Joshua Tree National Park

 

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Joshua Tree Embraces The Vista                                                                          ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

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Hike Nature Trails Among Joshua Trees                                                               ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

Joshua Trees at Sunset                                                                                         heathersimondsphotography.com

 

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January Sunset, Joshua Tree National Park                                                ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

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Joshua Tree National Park Sunset                                                                      ©heathersimondsphotography.com