Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Joshua Tree National Park




We took a road trip on Labor Day!

source
The Road to Joshua Tree National Park



We NEVER go anywhere on these holidays.
What's that?... Never say never?
Okay... here is what we did!

Took a SHORT trip up the hill to, drum roll...
Joshua Tree National Park!
In Southern California.

I actually remembered to take my camera! 
But the battery was dead. 
So I took pictures with my iPhone.



The park is known for it's rock formations 
and Joshua Trees


These are HUGE rock formations





 A strange looking Joshua Tree.
Looks like it's half tree and half yucca.



The beginnings of a Joshua Tree.





MORE ROCKS!



This photo almost looks like a painting because I enhanced it. All my other photos are natural except for some cropping.





These rocks are just kind of stacked up against each other. 
You have no idea just how big they are until you get up close.
HUGE!




This one looks like a nose.






See the crow hiding between the branches?




Maybe it's a raven because it must be BIG.
Maybe it is a hawk or even an eagle?





Hellooo up there...


People come from around the world
to climb on these rocks.




I hope you enjoyed viewing these pictures. 
Not too bad for iPhone shots!


But this video is something you
won't want to miss!


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16 comments:

Saun said...

Thanks for sharing awesome pics!

Shelia said...

HI Bunny! Glad you got to go on a little road trip! What a beautiful place too. I guess I've seen those kinds of trees but didn't know they were called Joshua Trees! :) Now your phone camera did a great job on the snaps! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Andrea said...

Amazing nature formations, but somehow they look scary as they might crumble down. I wonder why they are called Joshua trees. Your first photo is like a painting.

Light and Voices said...

ROFL at that nose. Your photos are awesome. I saw the Joshua Tree forest but not the rock formations. I wonder why the bus trip didn't include those? Oh well.
Joyce M

xinex said...

Amazing photos of Breathtaking views. What a beautiful place to visit....Christine

Sarah said...

What an amazing park. Thanks for sharing this trip.

Joy Burkhart said...

Hey Bunny! Beautiful shots of the Joshua trees. Glad you were able to get away, even a short distance is better than none! The blue sky in Seattle was a fluke! It was like most of the time we lived there - misting or downright rainy. Thanks for the tip on Outdoor Wed., too. Talk at ya later!
Xo
Joy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow --such an amazing place! I've seen Joshua trees on trips I've taken in Nevada but the rock formations you showed in your post were so unusual!

Nice to s visit you through Outdoor Wednesday!

camp and cottage living said...

Bunny Jean
I so...enjoyed this post! I love to see new places. Especially places I will never get to visit. We love to hike-I was hiking in my mind as the video played.
Thank you for sharing!

Karen said...

A place to visit on my bucket list! Thanks for sharing.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Loved the video. Now I want to visit this park. Never had wanted to in the past. But you have convinced me that I need to go.

Always Nesting said...

It's just amazing how pretty the desert can be.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Bunny,
Love the rock formations, especially the nose. We have a canyon near us that had a rock that my mom always told us "looked like Abe Lincoln's nose." As a child I couldn't wait to see it as we drove around the curve. The pics from your phone are wonderful. You did a great job. I always enjoy seeing the Joshua Tree. Glad you got to get away. We spent the day doing a bit of yard projects. I am going to have to come back and watch the video. Hubby has been working on computer and I can't get any sound. Thanks for the invite to link up. I would love to. See you later!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What awesome pictures, especially from a cell phone. The stacked rocks look like boots leaning.. thanks so much for sharing. hugs ~lynne~

Mimi said...

Oh my goodness! I live on the East Coast in North Carolina and have never ever seen anything like this!
My brother lives in San Fran but I'm guessing this is not near there. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures. I have only been to California once and loved every minute of it - putting this on my to do list!

Cindy said...

I've never heard of the Joshua Tree National Park! Thanks so much for the tour, it was amazing! Your photography is so pretty and I so enjoyed the video!
Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments!
Blessings,
Cindy

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