I was just looking through some images I took when my dad and I hiked in Joshua Tree back in April. It was the first time either of us had been to Joshua Tree and we were both quite pleasantly surprised with the park. It turned out to be more beautiful than either of us had imagined, as I hope is demonstrated with the images shown here.
The first photo is of a Joshua tree. I had some images that showed huge groves of these trees, but liked the way this image sort of showcased this unusual specimen.
The second image is of an unknown (at least to me) plant, but I was amazed at how closely it resembles a silversword. Silverswords are found only on Haleakala, here on Maui.