Last week, we loaded the dog into the VW camper van and went camping with some friends in the Mohave National Preserve. It is a fairly short drive from our home in Joshua Tree. I have driven past the area so many times, and never did I imagine there was such beauty tucked away behind those mountains! Wow. It is now probably getting too hot to do much more camping in this area, but when the weather cools down again in the fall, I would recommend giving this area a good exploring. I hope to go back!
Here is just a small sampling of what we saw:
I also had the good fortune to see an exhibition of Richard Deibenkorn's Ocean Park Series at the Orange County Museum of Art. The exhibition is up until the 27th of May. If you have a chance to see it, I highly recommend it. There is nothing that can compare to seeing original works of art in person. This was the first time I had ever seen one of those paintings in person, and I will say that the experience was powerful. I am still absorbing those paintings and the impression they left on me will not fade anytime soon.