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Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Trip to the Desert

We have just been to the desert, the Mojave Desert.  We discovered uncomplicated beauty. Ancient rock formations, the intense blue sky and sunlight, the refreshing dry winds (altho I was told the winds are also known to be ferocious in the extreme), you can see for miles.  I didn't expect to be so taken.    

A mountain goat on the rocks in Joshua Tree 
       National Park

blooming in the desert

a chuckwalla

        Joshua Tree Rocks

If you go to Joshua Tree, California you might want to stay at a really fine little inn called Joshua Tree Inn.It's a great place to come back to after a hike in the desert.  It looks like all the other desert architecture in the town -- low built, understated, fitting perfectly into the landscape.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mothers are Forever

a 'stone man'
An old Scot's Gaelic blessing 
"Cuiridh mi clach air do chám"
"I'll put a stone on your cairn."

My mom and her great grand-daughter on Mother's Day, May 2010.