I visited Joshua Tree National Park again in February. As always, it's a delightful and beautiful place. Spending time in the quietness of the desert is profoundly calming. It's quite humbling as well, when you consider that the rocks and boulders surrounding you were formed, transformed, and exposed over millions of years.
Of course I took normal touristy photos, the likes of which you can see by doing a google image search for "Joshua Tree National Forest
," but what I'm going to share with you today are my favorite up-close shots of the textures, colors, and details of my desert vacation.