Crossing two states and two weeks (give or take), I have been drooling a bit, the Joshua Trees have been in bloom, buds to blooms. I have been frustrated because for many many miles there was no way for Man to pull Jolly and Tana over for me to get a photo. I moaned, and I groaned and we kept on driving. He was right, there was no safe place to pull over. But, I sure don't like missed opportunities. So, I watched carefully and one day while on a day trip (sans Tana) I saw a rest stop with Joshua Trees growing there.
I noted the same and on the way home that afternoon I had Man pull off, I got out and tromped around and finally found "buds".
I was satisfied, sorta. At least I had photos of a "bud".
Alas, a week or so later, while running, I spied more Joshua Trees, and these obviously had full blooms. Yes, I still wanted more photos, I mean, really, full blooms?? YEA, I wanted photos, and yes, we were towing.
To the rescue, another rest area. OK, I needed to rest, the fur kids needed to rest, but, I really wanted to see if there was a Joshua Tree planted in the rest area, seeing that there were hundreds in the acres of vacant land we were driving by. And, oh, yes, there was a Joshua Tree, a large beautiful speciman:
Covered with blooms (which by the way, probably were 10 or more inches in length, they were nice and big! WOOT!
And, I took LOTS of photos!
Zoom, closer and closer:
Hope you enjoyed. I know I did!