Mike Chowla
Joshua Tree 2010:

Joshua Tree National Park

I'd been drawn to Joshua Tree National Park by the all images I'd see of the other worldly joshua trees silhouetted against the colorful dessert sky. On my first visit, I wasn't disappointed. The dessert sky glows brilliant colors at both sunrise and sunset. What I didn't bank on is that at sunset and especially sunrise, the dessert is bitter cold in November.