fit the battle of Jericho,
and the walls,
came tumbling down.
These tumbled boulders,
are in Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California.
Despite Southern California’s endless severe drought,
the Joshua Tree’s are still surviving, although under threat.
The desert desperately needs water.
Only the rocks are unperturbed.
Cheers to you from elegantly jumbled Joshua Tree National Park~
Lake Isabella is at the southern terminus of The Sierra Nevada Mountain range in California.
The drive to the lake from Southern California takes you through the Mojave Desert where the distinctive Joshua Trees grow enmass at higher elevations.
This was our wonderful rental cabin near the lake.
Lake Isabella is in the high desert at the confluence of the north and south forks of the beautiful Kern River.
The lake sits at the southern entrance to Sequoia National Forest allowing access to both the eastern and western Sierra.
Lake Isabella is especially peaceful and empty in late fall. Cheers to you from scenic Lake Isabella~
Please Click to Enlarge for Optimal Viewing! These are the air sacks and flowers of the unusual Paperbag Bush or Flower Sage.
This beautiful plant creates multi-colored air sacks that contain nuts. Purple flowers extend from the air sacs creating a reamarkably beautiful sight!
Please see this link for more info and this interesting plant. I do have more photos for those interested,.
Dehydrated Prickly Pear Cactus, waiting for rain to come so they can engorge with water!
Joshua Tree seed pods.
The twisted shapes of The Joshua’s!
Yucca flower remnant.
Jumping Cholla cacti. They are called jumping because they easily detach when brushed and dig right on in! Ouch!
Cholla catctus flowers.
What beauty there is to behold in every season in the living desert! Cheers to you from Joshua Tree National Park and The Mojave Desert!