weekly photo challenge….’harmony’
When I saw this week’s photo challenge topic was ‘harmony’ it filled me with joy, for two reasons:
- I have some material that fits and;
- 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’
….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
…this small but welcoming hub of ’29 Palms’ is also known as “the town of murals”….
….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
…..first time driving a convertible – EVER!
….yes, the hiking was hot even for this time of year – but such a magnificent landscape!
….really glad I remembered to pack my polarizing filter!
….stopped at the Cholla Cactus Garden – would have been even better if the spring flowers were in bloom, next time?!
….full moon over ’29 Palms’
…”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.
….so we exchanged the hiking boots for some ‘bloody mary boots’!…
….and some chillin time by the pool!