weekly photo challenge….’harmony’

March 2016

When I saw this week’s photo challenge topic was ‘harmony’ it filled me with joy, for two reasons:

  1.  I have some material that fits and;
  2.  I can contribute for the first time this year without any extra effort (it’s like a double word score!)

It just so happens that we recently returned from a great hiking vacation which, as always, found us spending time in perfect harmony with our environment!

….it began at the Harmony Motel, ’29 Palms’

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….a simple but quaint spot, 5 minutes drive from our hiking destination and the same rest stop that supergroup U2 chose to stay at while shooting their Joshua Tree album cover in the 1980’s

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…this small but welcoming hub of ’29 Palms’ is also known as “the town of murals”….

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….and it placed us perfectly to roll out of bed, have a coffee, pull on the hiking boots and head into Joshua Tree National Park

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…..first time driving a convertible – EVER!

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….yes, the hiking was hot even for this time of year – but such a magnificent landscape!

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….really glad I remembered to pack my polarizing filter!

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….stopped at the Cholla Cactus Garden – would have been even better if the spring flowers were in bloom, next time?!

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….full moon over ’29 Palms’

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…”Welcome to the Hotel California”….sorry, couldn’t resist – what a fabulous spot for some post-hiking R&R in Palm Springs – we totally recommend it.

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….so we exchanged the hiking boots for some ‘bloody mary boots’!…

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….and some chillin time by the pool!

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