I don’t know what it is about Juniper trees, but I think they are the coolest looking trees out there. They aren’t even close to being the biggest, but they are rugged and look the part. Junipers can seemingly survive in any environment. I have seen them gnarled and twisted, clinging onto wind-swept cliff faces and I’ve seen them buried in feet of snow and in hot, dry deserts like this one. I found this particular Juniper providing a great oasis for this flowery patch in Arches National Park, near Tapestry Arch. Arches is filled with diverse life; it isn’t just the rocks.