Here are some closeups of the large seedpods atop the Joshua Trees each spring. This article is pretty interesting and talks about the big fire in 2013 that burned so many Joshua Trees down, 27,000 acres of land were burned. This was the year I moved to Las Vegas. The smoke was insane, it was flowing to the northeast but never seemed to blow directly into the city, thank God! I had some fun messing up two grayscale photos.