Joshua Trees: Proof God Has a Sense of Humor and It Is Beautiful

Joshua Trees: Proof God Has a Sense of Humor and It Is Beautiful

Joshua trees

Ah, the Joshua tree. Beautiful in a Dr. Suess sort of way.  Officially known as a Yucca brevifolia, it is part of the agave family.  Taken alone they are not that impressive, but as soon as you stand in the middle of a forest of Joshua trees, you have to pause and take it in. Some of my family lives in the middle of these Joshua trees and I snapped a few pics to share with you. What do you think about these trees? Are they beautiful in your eyes?

Joshua trees via Celebrating Family

This was a double rainbow and it was impressive. Such beauty.

Joshua trees via Celebrating Family

Curious looking trees aren’t they?

Joshua trees via Celebrating Family

Do you think these trees are beautiful? When I was a kid they fascinated me but I thought they were ugly. Now I find them oddly beautiful and I can not stop taking pictures of them when I am in their forest. There is so much variety from tree to tree and so much strange beauty as well. My son wants to plant one of these trees in our yard, but they won’t grow well here. I guess we will just have to be happy with a simple picture.

They are pretty interesting trees don’t you think? Feel free to leave a comment. Share and let’s talk about it.

About Janice

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  1. Yes, indeed they are!! I’ve never seen anything quite like these!

  2. Debra Wagner says:

    OMG it has been a long time since I have seen them! I love them and yes they are beautiful. I used to love driving through the Joshua tree forest!

  3. Auntie Pam says:

    OMG!! Those are awesome pic’s Janice. I love driving through the Joshua Tree Forrest because it is so different than anything else you have ever seen. Bob couldn’t get enough when we drove through it. Thanks for the pics, they are amazing.

  4. we live close i think we need to make a visit thank you for sharing so pretty

  5. Stephanie Foster says:

    This is the first time that I’ve actually seen a picture of a Joshua Tree. They are strangely beautiful. I love the picture of the double rainbow. Rainbows always remind me of nature’s beauty.

  6. I’ve never seen these before but I had heard of them. God has made many wondrous creations (Zebra, anyone?) and I always love hearing about those I didn’t know of. Thanks for the post on the Joshua tree!

  7. Danielle Williams says:

    I love in the desert and have seen these most of my life…they are beautiful (and yes there is something Suessian about them)

  8. Fee (Phyllis) Roberts says:

    I love trees. These are so beautiful. I would love to add one to my tree collection 🙂

  9. margaret peg m says:

    I did not know these trees were ‘joshua’ trees…thanks for the info, they are sturdy and beautiful.

  10. I love these trees. They provide beautiful scenery for Arizona or California drives.

  11. Renata Lopes says:

    Pictures are very beautiful, wonderful landscapes.

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