Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Joshua Tree National Monument

Yesterday was rainy, windy and cold. Cold enough for the rain to turn to tiny hail. That didn't stop Joyce and me from taking a drive over the mountain to Joshua Tree.
The rock formations are enormous! How tiny the climber looks on this boulder.
Joyce is taking a picture of one of the many caterpillar nests all over the bushes on our walk.
We wonder what kind of butterfly or moth these little caterpillars will become.
Very Cool Rocks!
A succulent plant in bloom.
We drove over to Pioneer Town after Joshua Tree. This mock western town is used as a movie set and draws lots of tourists on the weekends. We went on Monday and had the place to ourselves for the most part.
I love this old printing press. Very cool lines.
This morning we woke up to a beautiful view of San Jacinto Mountin with the snow level much lower than yesterday.
We saw this tiny car in Palm Springs. It makes a mini cooper look huge. The entire front of the car opens up. That's the door!
We drive home later today. It has been a great few days. Thanks for the little retreat, Joyce!


  1. Lovely photos. Except the caterpillars. Those are bad boys. I forget what they are called. It is weird to see them in a desert setting. Around here, they kill trees.