The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

It's Getting Better

We moved on in the Mojave National Preserve 
and the further north we went the more flowering plants there were to be found.

The Joshua Tree which oddly enough belongs to the lily family.

Desert Indian Paintbrush

This cactus is similar to the Clustered Barrel Cactus I showed before but that cactus has yellow flowers.  Whatever cactus this is it has very pretty flowers.


  1. To see so much bright red flowers in these dry surroundings is rather peculiar.

  2. Great flowers. Never saw a Joshua tree in life. Now I know they can even blossom. A real spectacle.

  3. Now those are some great desert flowers!

  4. so bright. so beautiful! so tough.

  5. Flowers in the desert - amazing!

  6. The Joshua is beautiful....didn't know it was of the lily family. Nice to know.

  7. If I could paint I would be asking permission to paint some of these...

  8. The CA desert flowers seem pretty elusive this year. Most of Joshua Tree has been mediocre, but a few isolated areas were outstanding. That's a great JTree bloom photo!


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