Last fall on my way home from a visit to southern California, I drove through Joshua Tree National Park, There was a lot of wide open space, many unusual plants and trees, and trust me, when you get into the park and they say there’s no phone coverage, there is no phone coverage from the second you enter! My husband wanted me to send photos but it was impossible until I left the park. I quite enjoyed the relative solitude while there. As for as the trees, which are located at the north (top) end of the park, for me they could also be called Dr. Seuss trees.

Although there’s blue in the mountains and sky in the first photo, I’m going with this Louisville, Kentucky street art for my blues entry today. Sorry for saying earlier this was in Chicago. I was just going through files and realize my mistake.

  1. Sue says:

    Tree Square and Blue covered then!

  2. Heyjude says:

    I would have liked to visit the Joshua Tree National Park, but sadly never did. As for inspiration I am sorely lacking any these days.

  3. Dan Antion says:

    Good choice for inspiration. I like those trees.

  4. Joshua Tree park is on my list to visit. Maybe this summer.

    • It’s quite an interesting place. The Joshua trees are all in the northern part but there’s also an enormous “forest” of cholla cacti, which is really cool.

  5. Joshua Tree National Park has been on my bucket list for ages. Hopefully I can get out there, some day… Until then, I’m happy to have your window to peek through. It does seem as enchanting as everyone says.

    • It’s an enormous, wide-open area with all sorts of interesting things. Just be sure you have a full tank of gas and plenty water! And a camera, but that goes without saying. 🙂

  6. Two lovely choices for today. I do enjoy the trees in Josuha NP.

  7. BeckyB says:

    rather fabulous to be somewhere with no phone coverage – a great #TreeSquare

    • It’s not all bad, that’s for sure. When we get up to Wyoming, we don’t have cell coverage unless we go some distance so that’s really nice. We have virtually (no pun intended) no internet either, just enough in one place to check and delete or answer email. That’s quite nice as well. 🙂

  8. Dr. Seuss Tree’s is a perfect name for them!

  9. Beautiful shot of the Joshua trees. and what a mural!

    • Thanks, Rebecca. As I mistakenly drove into the park from the south, I kept wondering where the trees were. 😳. I was relieved when I finally saw some. That mural was rather large but so encouraging.

  10. de Wets Wild says:

    Being out of cellular range is a privilege to be savoured these days! Joshua Tree National Parks sounds like a place I might enjoy visiting.

    • I think you’d really enjoy it but I didn’t see any animals at all that I can recall, although there are probably some there. There are also more parts to explore but as I was on the way home and it was a 2-3 hour addition to a 6+ hour trip, I didn’t have time to linger too much.

  11. Resa says:

    The Joshua Trees are amazing unique. Wonderful shot!
    Inspiring sign!

  12. Wind Kisses says:

    We have driven through Joshua Tree quite a few times on our return from CA. I love it. Wasn’t sure I would as it seems so desolate. Instead we go back over and over again. The hiking is cool, and bouldering fun. And one of these days, I might borrow your sign photo (with credit). I love it!! Happy Friday.

    PS. There is a lavender festival up in Pine this week. I so wanted to go, but have other obligations. It would be a great place to blog about…… And cooler weather.. and more familiar gardening….Donna

  13. One more place for the bucket list

  14. It is very interesting! I like the nature, parks and fields:)