April 16, 2008

Rock World. aka Joshua Tree National Park.

Yes, I know. Joshua Tree, both by name and by the iconoclastic U2 album from nearly 20 years ago, is reknown for its trees. But. It's really all about the rocks.

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Joshua Tree

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Me & the Dawg


Some notes: The sky really is this blue. All I'm really adding to these digital photos is a little sharpening and a little contrast. The place really is THAT awe-inspiring. The dog dude came along and loved climbing the rocks - was, in fact, quite adept at climbing. More so than I; tho, of course, I *was* the one taking photos ;-). We were very limited as to where Kona, the Dog Dude could go - ie. not allowed on trails, not allowed more than 100 feet from the road.

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16 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow. Excuse me while I have a little rock envy moment now...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful pics!

Irene said...

I was thinking about the wonderful color saturation in your photos and was wondering if you used a filter when I read your last paragraph. It is amazing how beautiful it is out in the desert away from the pollution of the city.

Rhea said...

Incredible rocks! (and I feel so funny saying that) hehe

I take it you wore the right shoes this time? Kona has a billy goat in his ancestry somewhere, right? He's a cutie.

It's great to see another picture of you! You are so pretty and you look very happy. :o)

Lorna said...

What a beautiful place. You must have been bowled over by that azure sky.

Brittney said...

I am putting this on my "places to see" list. Absolutely beautiful!

Brittney

Lisa said...

I know, I already commented yesterday, but I just had to pop back in to tell you that we're all showing up on your doorstep tomorrow, so be prepared! You can't keep posting these photos without some repercussions. ;-)

Paige said...

What a beautiful place. Your pictures make me what to go there in real life!

The Ridge School said...

One of the few climbing spots we have not been to yet. My dh will love your pix!

Cheers,
Jenny

Margarete said...

These are absolutely beautiful.

LisaWA said...

Hi! I came to play! You inspire me dear! I have so much to learn...

Sorry your pc is sick... I wondered why I hadnt heard back from you yet! *Ü*

The pictures are fantastic.... cant wait to pick your brain more...

HappyWW~ its good to play again!

Lisa

Paula said...

Wow!!!! I want to go too! (stomping feet, having a fit)

sleepy jeanne said...

So gorgeous! Wow, I want to go there!

And a picture of you! Thanks for sharing.

Kat said...

I was wondering about the sky...amazing photos.

Leslie said...

lovely as usual.

KJ in NC said...

That is beautiful. What kind of camera do you have? The color is great.

SKELLER said...

Thanks, All!
Joshua Tree really is an amazing place, well worth visiting if you ever have the opportunity. It's about 2 hours east of Disneyland, or about 30 minutes east of Palm Springs.

I hope to be posting more pictures soon ...