Friday, July 20, 2012

Desert Day

This week we somehow managed to squeeze in all kinds of delightful little daycations (the reason for my lack of blog posts) The beach, a theme park, For Arlo: a first trip to Sea World, and my very favorite: a long day in the desert. Joshua Tree, where we joined some friends for lunch. Wandered around thrift shops, and over a newly purchased homestead. Where skies were bluer than anything I've ever known, and the temperatures, downright brutal. Didn't seem to bother the boys though. Arlo skipped about the open land unfazed by the sweltering heat, scoping out heaps of rusted metal, shirtless, clad in moon boots (to help ward off rattle snakes, apparently) and a trucker cap, bringing to mind all kinds of quirky indie movie visions of peculiar desert folk roaming around lost lands in movies that I cannot, for some reason or another, rightly recall.

Anyway, it was a beautiful day. Our hostess shared wholesome (hand picked) snacks, we looked through piles of art, built forts, uncovered aged treasures in the sand - mostly bottles and rocks - Examined dead camel spiders (yuck!) and slowed down enough to enjoy fruit pops on the door step in the shade.

Not much has to be said of this place. Pictures only hint at how magical it really is. But hopefully in later days, the memories that have been etched into those little heads of theirs, will figure out how exactly to match the magic.



11 comments:

  1. HA posting on the desert right now... waiting for pictures to download! These are awesome shots Jess, especially shirtless Arlo in the trucker cap!!!

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  2. these photos are a dream. i'll swap you my beach for your desert?

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  3. man whitney's american beauty album cover table top painting is so awesome! next time you go i'm hiding in your car to come along! i'll hide under blankets, kids shoes and random wrappers ;D hahahaha. actually, i'm being very serious.

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  4. Oh that looks SO great! I can't wait to have kids and take them on adventures like this.

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  5. Experienced Joshua Tree for the first time this April when I was out that way for Coachella.

    Magical is an understatement, it has to be one of the most magical landscapes I have ever seen. And your boys just add to the magic! So adorable, and such wonderful photos (as always)!

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  6. Have the album, love the real thing. The idea of visiting friends in the desert such a novelty idea for this Aussie .. we go bush to farms and forests but not the desert... I always think of a Tarrentino film :)

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  7. I've never been, but your pictures are amazing, as usual. Hope you're staying cool this summer!

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  8. Looks beautiful and so different fro any landscape that's familiar to me. Love your pictures!

    Lilly

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  10. Man, with you and Nicky putting the pressure on to visit Southern Cali! Hubby really wants to return to Joshua Tree and I've never been, so. I do wish you'd post more of your undoubtedly lovely outfits. I'm always lookin' at your pics like "wait...is that?", squeezing my eyes close to the screen to make out the details. It's pretty much your fault if I end up bein funny lookin'. Just sayin'
    Happy Summer!

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  11. oh, california. you have the best spots.

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