Desert Dunes Shadows and Blue Sunny Cactus 🌵
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Shout out to the best quarantine partner and overall life partner around, who has put up with endless dancing around the house, gone for walks every day, and endured LOTS of whining with patience and kindness. He also climbed this mountain with me, which was pretty cool.
tbt to a year ago when a group of us went out to @joshuatreenps for the sunset and stars. I've been looking through my old photos for those"simple/minimalist" shots that I've recently come to appreciate more. I've always thought that a landscape photo had to have a bunch of textures and that skies had to have fluffy clouds in order to stand out, but while scrolling through IG during this time, I've found that this doesn't always have to be the case. Hoping to incorporate this approach more when we're able to safely travel again.
BURST OF ORANGE GOODNESS: I've touched on this briefly this week, in a variety of different ways. For many, this world-wide health crisis is also causing a crisis of faith: faith in our art, faith in our identity, faith in our own spirituality (in whatever fashion that may be, because each one of us will process that in a completely different way). And before anyone gets their knickers in a knot, please remember that spirituality is not necessarily synonymous with religion. Anyone who has ever flown out of lines in flying trapeze, or water skied on dead calm water, painted en plein air or watched the sun rise in a quiet meadow should understand spirituality.
On this quiet, rainy Sunday at the end of March, 2020, consider making a point of reaching out to a buddy, or a loved one. Maybe even use the telephone, or whatever tool you currently use that involves the sound of a human at the other end, rather than the silence of the written word. Check in on a neighbour, just to see how they're doing. Reach out, because there are a lotta folks who need to be reminded that they count, that they have some footprint right now.
. "Your daily life is your temple and your religion.
Whenever you enter into it take with you your all.
Take the plough and the forge and the mallet and the lute,
The things you have fashioned in necessity or for delight.
For in reverie you cannot rise above your achievements nor fall lower than your failures.
And take with you all men:
For in adoration you cannot fly higher than their hopes nor humble yourself lower than their despair.
And if you would know God be not therefore a solver of riddles.
Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children.
And look into space; you shall see Him walking in the cloud, outstretching His arms in the lightning and descending in rain.
You shall see Him smiling in flowers, then rising and waving His hands in trees.
"The Prophet - On Religion" - Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Winter in #joshuatree. In awe of plants that thrive in extreme desert weather. Oven in the summer and icebox in the winter☀️🌵❄️
It’s the Joshua Tree’s struggle that gives it beauty✨
Joshua Tree National Park has over 800,000 acres of natural desert landscape - showcasing amazing geological formations, extreme climates, and an abundance of plant and animal species found only in this desert region.
While not actually a tree, this incredible cacti grows only a few inches a year in this hostile climate. But, their deep and extensive root system allows them to live hundreds of years, some even over one thousand!
Mother Nature continues to astonish me!🤩🤩🤩
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve seen lately?
Fallen angel: what was I? Mummified bird found stuck to the wall of an abandoned copper mine today, see photo 2 for closeup. Judging by the shape of the head I'm guessing some kind of small, burrowing owl, but I'm not a bird guy, maybe someone out there is. Also, photo 4, due to the copper content a great place to find fancy colored rocks. This place provided a large portion of the nation's copper for wiring when we switched to electricity, abandoned since 1940. Nobody much goes here now (it looks like the first ever Instagram post for the #copperstrandmine). Social distancing is ironically getting me in great shape, that was another 12 mile hike. #mummy#owl#abandonedmine#abandonedplaces#history#geology#californiadesert#fallenangel
58473 Quarry Ranch Rd., La Quinta⠀
😀🌴⛳⠀ Located behind the private gates at The Quarry! This secluded location offers peaceful views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, serene pond, flowing stream & lush landscaping! Offering well appointed features at every turn including a great room with wood beamed ceilings, stone surround fireplace with stack stone back drop, wood flooring, pocketing doors & custom wood built ins! Culinary kitchen with warm wood cabinetry, granite counters & island, stainless appliances, walk in pantry & steps away from the formal dining room! Master suite has its own fireplace, pocketing doors that lead to the backyard, soaking tub, large walk in shower, 2 vanities, 2 walk in closets & 2 water closets! Guest will love the private casita during their stay! Outdoor entertaining with built in BBQ island, large refreshing pool & spa with flowing fountains & waterfall! An added bonus with an additional outdoor courtyard with fireplace that opens to the entry and great room making for great flow during parties.⠀
Current work in progress, major Breaking Bad vibes with this one and thinking this lockdown could be a good time to rewatch from the beginning...
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In Escrow located at PGA West.⠀
81375 Legends Way, La Quinta⠀
😀🌴⛳⠀ Incredible South facing view looking down the 6th Fairway of the Weiskopf private course at PGA West! This popular Vantana plan has everything you need for a desert retreat! Great room concept offers a living area with stone surround fireplace, bar, tile flooring over looking the formal dining area and family room with custom built-ins! Culinary kitchen with large island, granite counters, warm wood tone cabinets, stainless appliances & gas cook-top with double ovens & breakfast nook! Master suite with sitting area, fireplace, wood flooring, large walk in shower, 2 walk in closets, jetted tub & 2 vanities! There is a bonus room with 2 guest rooms in the main house as well as an office that can be used for additional sleeping. The detached casita with bedroom & bath offers great privacy! Step out to the back patio that is surrounded by the Santa Rosa mountains, private pool & spa with flowing waterfall, large patio, awning, fire pit & built in BBQ island for great outdoor entertaining! This unit has great rental potential and rental history! Offered furnished including golf cart!⠀
What dreams may come...Cali style! i40 Eastbound #desertlife#California #californiadesert @ Interstate 40 https://www.instagram.com/p/B9mzAVThpvs/?igshid=16yynti9n90oj …
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MEUS FAVORITOS: DEATH VALLEY 🗺
No Parque Nacional do Death Valley tem realmente muita coisa incrível para ver, quero voltar para ver mais e fazer umas trilhas também.
Mas já vou te passar uma lista do que eu mais gostei e acho que você não pode perder quando passar por lá 😉
👇🏼Pega aqui um mini roteiro na ordem e salva esse post para o futuro!
1️⃣Dunas de Areia (Foto 3)
O melhor lugar para ver o nascer do sol e começar seu roteiro.
2️⃣Badwater Basin (Foto 4)
O ponto mais baixo da América do Norte, um lago abrigados que solidificou e virou uma plataforma de sal (que até lembra o Salar doe Uyuni na Bolívia).
3️⃣Artist’s Pallet 🎨 (Fotos 1 e 2)
Um circuito de carro que passa por essas montanhas coloridas. Parece que você está andando dentro de um quadro em que a paleta do artista foi formada por cores que são na verdade materiais de um vulcão modificados pelo ar e tempo.
4️⃣Zabriskie Point (Fotos 5 e 6)
Termine assistindo o sol se pondo tocando essa paisagem surreal que foi o fundo de um lago que secou há 5 milhões de anos.
Pensa em um lugar surreal, é o Death Valley, saudades... De que lugar você está com saudade?
Hike where the ruins of old ranches and gold mines stand as monuments to men’s Herculean efforts and shattered dreams
1 day ago
Doing our part of social distancing in the desert.
What a beautiful day.
20 hours ago
Landscape painted from a photograph I took last week in Ocotillo Wells, CA.
We went wilderness camping last night in Anza Borrego State Park. So incredibly beautiful! I found a baby bird nest in a cholla cactus, saw several jackrabbits, and heard an owl last night. This was my view this morning of the early sun on our little camp with my plein air study on my easel. Great times! 🌵 🏔 #pleinairmag
Death Valley is 3,373,063 acres. Making it the largest national park in the contiguous United States!
Large Mojave yucca at sunset in Pahrump Valley Wilderness Area, #CaliforniaDesert. Unbelievably part of this overlaps with Horsethief Springs allotment for cattle grazing on #publiclands #wildernesspic.twitter.com/nTYfpXy4n2
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While exploring the desert today we decided to go to some mud caves we'd been to years ago. It was a long drive through some sandy washes. We didn't go prepared to go in the caves (headlamps, helmets, etc.) but we did walk up a slot canyon for a bit. It was super cool. The first picture is my daughter walking through a section that was covered and like a big room. The second pic is is my husband as we started into the slot. The third is what it looked like from the outside. Pictures just couldn't capture how cool it was inside.The last pic is from a cave we went into that had a fairly short entrance that we could navigate with our phone flashlights. At the end is a room with a really tall ceiling and a hole in the top. That's what's in the pic. We had to turn our flashlights off and stand in what seemed like complete darkness for a few minutes before our eyes adjusted and we could really see it and a little bit of the cave walls at the top. So fun! I love the desert! Earth is amazing! 😃❤️🌎 #slotcanyon#cave#mudcave#explore#hike#hiking#california#californiadesert#desert#quarantine#socialdistancing#middleofnowhere#travel#nature#desert#getaway
One of the few human interactions in two weeks.. I met a plein air artist on my morning zen walk in the desert. (Like middle of nowhere desert with very few humans) I said hi and we chatted and he asked if he could paint me painting into his piece. Me: “Uh, I’m super awkward with having my photo taken, much less painted. But if it brings you joy, then sure, I’ll do it.” 💁🏻♀️ So there I was, my first plein air painting session while being painted. (I’m not going to be a plein air artist) He won the competition, but ended up taking me out of the art piece. Good call:) congrats @ryanjensen82 Lovely to meet you in the desert👊🌵 .
Thank you for all for taking a moment of your day to send me #birthday wishes and love.
I spent my extra long celebratory Leap weekend out in the #CaliforniaDesert chillin’ with my Captain Husband. A much needed break from everyday life. [more on IG] https://instagram.com/p/B9QOfNXDlKd/ pic.twitter.com/3rbugoLCNk
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As stated on the East Jesus Website “On the edge of a world saturated by media, in a desert outpost where it hardly seems to touch, Flip Cassidy has constructed a veritable wall of cynical-tongue-in-cynical-cheek commentary on this looming, pervasive force in our lives. This sculpture is made entirely from found and collected TV sets and computer monitors (most of which have had their circuit boards harvested for different art projects), and lets this castrated pile of technology complain silently to the desert and its passerby about how our society has decided to use it. As long as there is room to add to the breadth and height of the wall, it will remain a work in progress.” Photo by: @frankvinyl#eastjesus (we went b4 quarantine)
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"We never notice the beauty, because we were too busy trying to create it."
I miss being able to plan with some sense of certainty. I’ve been pining over the photos from our California vacation, wishing we could go back and wanting so badly to plan the next trip.
In this uncertain time I’m so grateful for my health and that of my loved ones, for my job, and for the safe home I’m able to stay in.
Adventure planning is my go-to pass time. Even though I don’t know exactly when I’ll be able to make plans into reality, I’m still at it. I’ve sat down with my laptop, maps, and notebooks to plan routes and find hidden gems. I’ve been studying articles for best hikes and hidden campsites.
I can’t wait for our next road trip, I can’t wait to see new things and explore new places. It’s a lesson in patience to wait. In the meantime I’ll keep absorbing and all that juicy beta will be waiting and ready for me when the time finally does come to get back out there. The time now is to stay home, stay local, and take care of one another. 💙