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Joshua Tree National Park, California

 

rain, after a recent fire in the high desert, joshua tree national park, california. during the rain storm, that last about an hour, the temperature dropped 39 degrees from 107 degrees to 68 degrees accompanied by thunder, lightning and high winds.

 

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quoted from Wikipedia, Joshua Tree National Park:

 

... The higher, moister, and slightly cooler Mojave Desert is the special habitat of the Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia), from which the park gets its name.

 

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Taken on July 8, 2006