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The Joshua Tree. Yucca brevifolia
These awesome trees do not bloom every year. It all depends upon winter temperatures and just the right amount of rainfall; not too much, not too little.
I am blessed to have captured one, as it’s quite a haul to get to the region where they grow. They only grow at a certain elevation.
The U2 fans out there will gasp that this is in color (they will also enjoy the “elevation” reference!). I think it’s a requirement that Joshua Trees be presented in Black & White. I tried it, but it just didn’t work for this shot.
Taken at Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, California on an absolutely beautiful day!