Joshua Tree National Park Ocotillo in Blue
Ocotillo is not a true cactus. Most of the year, it is a large spiny, dead stick looking plant. With rainfall, the plant becomes lush with green stems and bright crimson flowers in the Spring.
Joshua Tree National Park Cactus in Bloom
Bright colored flowers dot the Spring desert landscape.
Cholla Cactus Flower of Joshua Tree National Park
Native to the Southwestern United States, the Cholla aka the "jumping cholla" has spines that very easily detach from the plant. A slight touch will have them attached to your clothing or shoes.
Boulders of Joshua Tree
These fascinating boulders were born more than 100 million years ago.
The Joshua Tree is a member of the Yucca family. It is formed like a tree with a twisted, bristled appearance. Its name derives from its resemblance to beseeching biblical figures with raised arms.
Shadow in Joshua Tree
Eerie and shadowy shape of the Joshua Tree.
Joshua Tree Desert in Bloom
Cactus, Cactus in Joshua Tree
Beautiful but dangerous. Stay clear of the spines as you walk near enjoying the glories of Spring in the desert.
Joshua Tree and Boulders
This geologic landscape with fantastic rock shapes were born more than 100 million years ago.
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A Grand Canyon View
The Grand Canyon stretches up to 18 miles across and 277 miles long. Really Grand! A must see stop in any trip through the Southwest of the United States.
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Grand Canyon 8
Hopi House 1
Hopi House 2
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Grand Canyon 13
Dead Tree Overlook
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Tradine Post on the Highway in Arizona
Bryce Canyon in Utah
Hundreds of HooDoos exemplify Bryce Canyon. It is the greatest example of erosion in the United States.
Bryce Canyon Utah and the HooDoos
The Hoodoo Theatre in Bryce Canyon, Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah
Beautiful examples of millions of years of erosion creating this arch.
Light Snow on the HooDoos in Bryce Canyon Utah
We were lucky to visit in late Spring and get a chance to see some of the last of the snow.
A Lone HooDoo in Bryce Canyon Utah
Ancient Petroglyphs in Utah
Petroglyphs in Utah
Yellow Cliff in Utah
Lone Sentinel Formation in Utah
Snowcapped Serenity in Utah
Driving over Highway 14 near Cedar City, Utah. It was late Spring and there was snow on the peaks of this beautiful area.
Quietude in Utah
Beautiful scene capturned on Highway 14 in Utah near Cedar City
Llamas in Utah
Road trips are so fun since you never know what's next up around the bend. We saw this little family in a beautiful little valley near Calf Creek off the main hghways of Utah.
Bison Herd in Utah
Family of Climbers Ascending in Utah Capitol Reef Park
Not a steep climb, but a long one on an ascending plain in Capitol Reef Park.