Beauty In Unexpected Places

After our two-week trip to Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, Mesa Verde, Zion and The Grand Canyon, I was afraid the rest of our trip might be anti-climatic, that I wouldn’t see much worth photographing, certainly nothing in the Mojave Desert.

I was found wrong when I found myself pulling off the highway to get a shot of these weird trees that looked like they had escaped from a Dr Seuss movie.

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Although I had been stationed in Ft. Irwin in the Mojave Desert, I couldn’t remember ever seeing these plants before.

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In fact, we didn’t know what they were until we got to Fresno and Leslie's sister-in-law Debbie identified them for us.

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They inspired to make a trip to Joshua Tree National Park later this year while getting a break from our rainy winters.

What do you think?