Hubby and I drove through Joshua Tree National Park yesterday. It was a beautiful, clear day here in the desert. I woke up at 5 a.m. and we were on the road by 7:00. We drove through the southern entrance, by Cottonwood Springs. Hubby wanted to catch the early morning light in that area, which is actually closer to us than the western entrance near Joshua Tree. Along the way, we drove through the ocotillo patch. Many of the ocotillos were already blooming, including this one. Looking at the Sky on Friday for April 9, 2010.