Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Return to Joshua Tree

Hubby and I returned to Joshua Tree National Park yesterday. He had the day off work and I asked him where he wanted to go for the day and he said JT, so we packed up the car and headed off very early that morning. We arrived at the park about 7:30 a.m., just as the sunlight was coming over the mountains there. There were no clouds in the sky and, you know, it just wasn't as dramatic as last weekend, with the clouds moving in. I stopped at the visitor's center on our way out of the park and bought a couple of books there, including one with color photos of snow and storms. WOW! What beautiful photos! I believe that 90% of taking a great photo is just being at the right place at the right time. Unfortunatly, 90% of the time, that doesn't apply to me! BUT, hubby did say that we should watch the weather forecasts and if it seems like a good sunset is coming, we could race up to Joshua Tree! HA! Race is's about an hour from our house! Oh, well...Today I'm taking the XTerra up to see the horses and make sure they get an extra meal (like they need one!!!!).


Deb said...

I love the desert! Thanks for the beautiful pics. I grew up in Yucca Valley and have been through Joshua Tree a few times. It's a beautiful place. Can't wait to see your pics when you visit there again.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That little bird in the second photo gives a clever perspective to those rocks. Wonderful photos :)


Karen C. said...

What a beautiful place! I love the picture of critter tracks!