Sooner or later, everybody dreams of other worlds.” ― J. Aleksandr Wootton,
On our road trip last month, we visited a strange and magical land with mammoth boulders, tossed haphazardly here and there or collected into towering piles as if they were the toys of giants. Visitors clambering up these rocks looked as small as Lilliputians.
“There are many worlds, and one.”
― Max Gladstone,
The wide open sky and intense light dominate this land. It is a humbling experience, reminding me that forces beyond my understanding govern this universe.
“There’s so many different worlds, so many different suns. And we have just one world, but we live in different ones.” ― Mark Knopfler,
The wild and wonderful landscape is dotted with unique Joshua trees, bending and stretching crookedly towards the sky.
I am left with the thought–This land is ancient; it must be respected. I am the newcomer.
Joshua Tree National Park is located at the intersection of two American deserts–the Mojave and the Colorado. Extending over 800,000 acres, the park encompasses a wide range of ecosystems and reaches elevations ranging from 900 feet to over 5,000 feet above sea level. It is a visually stunning place, with otherworldly sights–a logical choice for this week’s Out of this World photo challenge.
Have an inspiring week–wherever you are–on this wild and wonderful planet!