Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Sunday, October 23, 2011

Rock formations Joshua Tree National Park~Sunday Stills Challenge~102311





Joshua Tree has some of the most unique and beautiful rock formations I've ever seen, although the Alabama Hills is also spectacular.  It's just that JTree is an hour away!  Hubby and I go there several times a year, including this trip in August, right after a thunderstorm rolled through the valley and the higher elevations.  That's hubby taking a photograph of a lizard on the rock.  You can see how HUGE that rock is!  He's 6' and he looks tiny next to it!  Anyway, we always enjoy driving out to Joshua Tree National Park and each time, there is somewhere new to go to in the park.  We once went in February right after a snowstorm and the joshua trees were covered with snow, but that's another post.  Sunday Stills Challenge for October 23, 2011. To visit Sunday stills, please go to:  http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/

12 comments:

Pat said...

Love those rock formations! I didn't realize that Joshua Tree National Park was in CA. One year when leaving AZ, we headed up to Washington State. I do NOT remember our route, but we passed through a large area, and I SWEAR it say Joshua Tree National Forest.....but we weren't in California! Hmmmmm.....I'm going to have to look back in my pictures and get back to you on this!

Teresa said...

This reminds me of the Boulders Resort in Scottsdale/Carefree/Cavecreek area.

Almost the same hues, size, and shapes.

I always think Jurassic when I see something like this.

Jake said...

The split rock is really eye catching.

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

absolutely love them !!

MTWaggin said...

I'm always astounded at how those rocks fall and where they land!

WildBlack said...

Looks like an interesting place :)
Nice shots!

2browndawgs said...

Wonderful photos of wonderful rock formations. Great job!

Shirley said...

Some interesting shots, looks like a place to film a western movie.

henrygl said...

love that rock stuck in between and seems to be a place gud for photography. well done.

Louise said...

Those are absolutely stunning!

Firas said...

Interesting rocks. worth a look !
Great shots :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful photos... really happy you were able to make it to JT!