Up Close & Personal of a Joshua Tree
Yesterday I posted the image of a Joshua Tree covered with flower spears. I promised to show more detail, so here is one showing the bud coming out, and one showing the flowers at the ends of Joshua Tree branches. I believe that the brush of dry stems is the leftover flower stems from a previous year--thus several stages of growth and bloom.
I decided to show both today, as I will be off the grid for a day or two, and wanted to follow up on yesterday's shot. Clearly I don't have arctangent's skill in collage!