Friday, March 21, 2008
Joshua Tree National Park
A dear friend and fellow artist from Colorado came to visit me last week. I find it interesting how it takes a visitor from out of town to get me to see the sights that I live right next to!! Does anyone else experience this? Poor Sally, who arrived on Wednesday night, when I was so sick. She took good care of me, and I was well enough (or in denial enough) to accompany her into Joshua Tree National Park on Saturday. It is a beautiful park! I decided to group the photos I took Saturday into separate blog posts, because there were many things to see.
This first post will be about rock formations. The rocks in the park are incredibly cool, and I found what fascinated me the most were the negative shapes between the rocks. That blue sky isn't bad, either.
It was a little windy, and fairly cold on Saturday, but we managed to have fun and see quite a lot. We were in the park all day. Stay tuned for the next few installments of photos.
My friend Sally Mather is a talented plein aire painter, and you can see her work here. In case you are unfamiliar with the term "plein aire", it means Sally paints out of doors. I used to sell her art in my gallery in Colorado. So beautiful.