In these photos, I was likely coming back to town from a visit to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Just before you come back into town, the road descends sharply as there are two small mountains on either side of you. From this location, you get wonderful views of the Strip and the entire valley. Today’s weather forecast is 95F and partly cloudy. When I awoke this morning, the sky looked like it was about to pour rain which would be wonderful.
I’ve always thought of Joshua Trees as desert people, each with their own look, shape, and size. They can live for nearly 200 years too in this dry, harsh environment. Unfortunately, humans can’t live so long… Not yet.