Road Trip: Joshua Tree
The desert looks and feels like a different planet. So long as you have plenty of water, I understand why people want to spend time there. I wonder whether these plants and animals would grow to gargantuan proportions if cultivated in more temperate climates.
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Joshua Tree National Park, California.