We’re back in Minneapolis, MN for a little while. Our experience in Joshua Tree NP was incredible! Kurt put together a gallery of images that features the Best Of Joshua Tree, you can view the slideshow by clicking here.
It’s funny how the desert can grow on a person. In the first half of our stay if we had to leave, I would have been indifferent. My love for Joshua Tree NP came later on. I believe that the variety of photo projects we were assigned to contributed to it. We would have never discovered the park the way we did if it was not for the projects that we were documenting for the park. When I look back at the slideshow I feel like part of me is still out there. We will be back in the desert!
Off US40, east of Moriarty, NM we stopped to photograph the abandoned Longhorn Motel sign.
Once in Texas, we drove by a giant TEX statue which now has a hole in its pants (he didn’t back in 2007). Down the road, on the outskirts of the town of Dalhart, we saw miles of cattle, pressed together, standing on piles of manure with no grass in sight - we learned later that they’re called feed lots - so we stopped the van to document the sights. The stench from manure stayed in the van's seats for hundreds of miles but it was worth stopping to get the shots, who would believe what we saw?