Happy (Last) Friday – Joshua Tree National Park

Last Friday, Mr PoP and I got the chance to go to Joshua Tree National Park in southern California. We were in the area for a combination vacation/work trip and were able to grab a day to see some of the wildflowers that have been blooming thanks to the rains that absolutely soaked parts of California this winter.

While it was a few weeks past “peak superbloom”, it was still absolutely lovely. And Mr PoP kept laughing at me as I walked from flower to flower saying, “Really babe – the desert isn’t usually this colorful all at once, I swear!”

Here are a few of the sights that we enjoyed while there.



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It was so beautiful and special that it’s still bringing us joy a week later.


What’s making you happy this (or last!) Friday?

5 comments to Happy (Last) Friday – Joshua Tree National Park

  • Just went to Joshua Tree for my first time a few months ago. Amazing place!

    If anyone else is thinking of going, I highly recommend entering from the northwest side to get the full effect of those unique trees.

    • The Joshua trees are neat and are in the Mojave part of the park (ie the North/west). We actually went in through the southern entrance (the Colorado/Sonoran part), but drove through the park to get to the Mojave part as well. We did one short hike in the Mojave part and one in the Colorado/Sonoran part and both were beautiful. =) When we were there more was color in the southern part than the northern from what we saw, but that might not always be the case.

  • Beautiful! I need to visit my next trip to CA.

  • Love Joshua Tree, and it looks like you guys were there at the perfect time as the desert was in bloom. Really great shots!
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