Cholla Cactus Garden

For Ethan’s 40th birthday in March, we took a massive trip through the southwest with our friends and oftentimes travel companions Todd and Tammy, starting and ending in Las Vegas. Along the way we visited 5 National Parks in Southern California including the magical Joshua Tree National Park. By far my favorite photographs of the trip were from the cholla cactus garden, an area of Joshua Tree teeming with cactus and ocotillo plants. Arriving at the golden hour, we meandered around until just after sunset. The light from the setting sun made for some very photogenic cactus!

Posted by Lydia Roberts

I'm a web designer living in Asheville, NC with my husband. I like to get away from the glowing screen by gardening, hiking, and traveling when we can. Our goal is to visit all 59 National Parks.