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Day 7, Joshua Tree

  
By:  Bob Nelson  •  Road-trip March 2018  •  4 years ago  •  9 comments

Day 7, Joshua Tree

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And if you like to pick berries... be VERY careful...
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Bob Nelson
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1  author  Bob Nelson    4 years ago

Sorry 'bout yesterday. Busy...

 
 
 
pat wilson
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2  pat wilson    4 years ago

Beautiful pics !

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
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3  Release The Kraken    4 years ago

Very berry nice pics.....

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     4 years ago

Great photos, the Joshua tree is one of my favorites.

 
 
 
Krishna
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4.1  Krishna  replied to  Kavika @4    3 years ago

Great photos, the Joshua tree is one of my favorites.

Hopefully you had a chance to enjoy them before the shutdown started:

National park visitors cut down protected Joshua trees during Trump's government shutdown

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5  Buzz of the Orient    4 years ago

A continuation of a great series of photographic adventures.

 
 
 
Krishna
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6  Krishna    4 years ago

The Joshua Tree reminded me of these unusual trees:

1.   The Cucumber tree ( E ndrosicyos socotranus ,)

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2 . Dragon's Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari)

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3. Canary Islands Dragon Blood Tree (Dracaena draco)

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Dragon tree in the  Will Rogers Memorial Park  in  Beverly Hills, California

They are called Dragon's Blood Trees because they have red sap.

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @6    4 years ago

#s 1 & 2 grow on  the island of Socotra,  which has some very strange plants.

 
 
 
Krishna
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7  Krishna    4 years ago

I had visited friends in Tucson long ago. I believe the nearby desert was called the Sonoran Desert. It is known for Saguaro Cactus:

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It was long ago so I don't remember that much about it, but it may have also had Joshua Trees?

One of the things that surprised me about that area was how many plants grew there in a desert. (Also lots of small animals).