Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise!


I just got back from a week’s vacation in Southern California, so how could I not find a way to use my newest photos in this week’s challenge!?!

The panoramic was taken in Joshua Tree National Park and to be very honest, this view was quite a surprise!  Little did I know that the snowcapped mountains were within view as they were to my back the entire ride from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree.  My husband, son and I headed out on one of the first trails in the park and after a rather short distance from the road, we turned a corner and… viola!  This is what our eyes got to take in!  So many different things going on here.  It was both beautiful and captivating.

The featured image… how could I not share an image of the tree which the park is named after???