Thank you Joshua Tree.
Thank you for germinating and growing where you did, to the size and robustness to provide me adequate shade to escape the intense Mojave Desert sun.
Thank you for allowing me the time to rest, and the time to explore your ancient mysterious beauty during the five hottest hours of the day.
Thank you for your durability to withstand the harshness of this landscape.
Thank you for reminding me I'm alive when accidentally backing into you, and stabbing myself on your pokey skin.
And as evidence of the many petrified cow patties that surround me, I also thank you for the protection you provide the natural wildlife. You are a true hero of the desert.