The Amazing World of Joshua Trees

Beautiful Joshua Joshua Tree National Park. Photo by Tijana.

Joshua Tree National Park, home to the breathtaking Joshua Trees. On the edges of the park lies the town Joshua Tree, named after the beloved icon. This tiny outpost is the best place to stay and experience the physical beauty of this stunning desert landscape.

I love how nature reflects in the windows of our desert house. The population of the Joshua Tree town is only 7,500. Photo by Tijana.

House had a wonderful tub outdoors and a day bed to read books and relax. Photo by Tijana.

Fascinating Cholla Cactus Garden at Joshua Tree National Park.
Photo by Tijana.

The Mojave dry desert and the vegetated Colorado Desert meet in Joshua Tree National Park. The landscape offers scenic vistas, breathtaking nature, and amazing hikes.

On the road. I could just drive here endlessly. Photo by Tijana.

Rock Formations at Joshua Tree National Park. Photo by Tijana.

First Impressions

The first thing that I notice at Joshua Tree National Park, besides the captivating beauty of nature, is the pace of time.

This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough.

Author Mary Austin

Everything slows down. The impact of that stunning nature and Joshua trees is immediate. You breathe differently, you feel differently, and just never want to leave. Remoteness from the rest of the world makes you very present in this one. Colors are different, vegetation is so unique and the views go forever.

The view from the room. Morning coffee. Photo by Tijana.

Even out of Joshua Trees wherever you are there is a feeling of sanctity. At the park, there is an ease to do whatever your heart desires – hike, climb on boulders, drive around, walk around, dream around. Paint, photograph, write poems and books about.

But most of all, it gives you a sense of inner peace and calm.

Joshua trees typically grow more than 20 feet tall (6 meters). They may take 60 years to come to maturity, and can live more than 500 years.

Joshua Tree National Park. Colors of the desert. Photo by Tijana.

Joshua Tree National Park. Ah, that light! Photo by Tijana.

Joshua Tree National Park is a vast protected area in southern California. It’s characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. 

What a marvelous landscape. The Mojave Desert. Photo by Tijana.

Goodbye, beautiful Joshua Trees! Dusk time is magical.
Photo by Tijana

Can you ever get used to seeing this beauty?

Where is It?


  • Heddy

    Loved the pictures. They gave me peace, as if I was there.
    The one of the reflection of the landscape in the windows , make that one bigger in your computer or laptop and you will see the real picture.

  • zestandcuriosity (author)

    I’m so happy that you enjoyed them, and that pictures gave you sense of peace. Interestingly, I didn’t realize about the reflection until I was selecting the pictures. It was such a delightful surprise. The windows inside this lovely house were looking into this spectacular nature, sunrises were endless joy..

    I really love your comment, my dear. Joshua Tree is such a special place. There is a deep sense of calm and a nature is so ravishingly beautiful.

    • zestandcuriosity (author)

      Thank you, Whitney! I am glad that you enjoyed it. There is something so wonderfully peaceful there. I cannot wait to see some more of your art!

  • Wayne Dennis

    Joshua Tree National Park Is a peaceful and wonderful place to visit. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    • zestandcuriosity (author)

      Thank you so much for this kind comment Wayne! It is my pleasure to share. It is one of those places which take your breath away. Do you have any favorites?

  • Monty Siekerman

    Very nice review of a natural treasure that I knew nothing about. Words and photographs tell the story. Thanks for posting this.

    • zestandcuriosity (author)

      Thank you Monty! I am so happy that you enjoyed the beautiful Joshua Trees. It is a very san extraordinary place, one of the best national parks that we have in the USA. If you have a chance, I highly recommend it. I think you would have an amazing time.

  • Isabelle Cresta Johansen

    How beautiful !! Definetely on my bucket list as soon as I can travel again .
    And your pictures are also gorgeous ! You are very talented Tijana . Xxoo

    • zestandcuriosity (author)

      Thank you dear Isabelle for this lovely and kind comment – I so much appreciate it. I highly recommended Joshua Trees National Park – it is the universe of its own. I felt so peaceful and in sync with nature there. So special. Hugs!

  • Tom W.

    Well-written and beautiful captures! You described Joshua Tree perfectly. It is a memorable place to visit!

    • zestandcuriosity (author)

      Thank you – it is one of the dreamiest places I have ever been. I would return in a heartbeat. Many times over. I am so happy that you enjoyed it!

  • Edyth Brierton

    Hey there! I simply would like to offer you a big thumbs up for the excellent info you have got here on this post. I am coming back to your blog for more soon.

    • zestandcuriosity (author)

      Thank you so much! Happy to have you here – enjoy the rest of the journeys.

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