spring in the mojave desert

mojave desert

Saint George, Utah

April 17, 2011

Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree Road is a designated scenic back country byway in the southwestern corner of Utah.  The road winds through semiarid mountains in the region where the Mojave Desert, Great Basin and Colorado Plateau meet.  Here is the northernmost place where Joshua trees grow in large numbers.  In fact 1,000 acres in this area have been designated a national landmark.

The yellow flowers, orange mallow and paintbrushes were just beginning to blossom.  In this desolate desert country the color is just amazing to see.  The pic shows Joshua trees among the  yellow blossoms.

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