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!
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!
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!