Joshua Tree National Park

Photographs from stark and beautiful Joshua Tree National Park

Veil of Gold (2016)
Veil of Gold (2016)
PIt was pitch black when we arrived. Not a single star was visible in the heavens. It was overcast and the prospects of a spectacular sunset or even a good one were nil. Then there was a cold tap on my cheek. Am I imagining things? And then a phantom spot materialized on my glasses. “Hey guys, it’s starting to rain. Cover up your gear,” I called. But there was no way a little rain was going to deter us. So, we started wandering around in the gathering light while keeping a watchful eye on the eastern horizon. We never give up hope! Soon it was clear that the sun was about to peep over the distant mountains and there was a thin strip of open sky that would make the sun visible for a brief minute or two. “Get ready; here it comes!” And come it did! A gossamer veil of gold filled the stormy sky, exceeding our wildest expectations. What a thrill it was to be a part of this once-in-a- lifetime spectacle.