by the time i reached the cabin i'd rented in joshua tree friday night, the road there did not look like this. it was black. i was trying my best to read the hand-drawn map i'd scrawled onto the back of the teeny tiny directions that came out of my printer in a size 8 font. i know what you're thinking, why didn't i just use the GPS on my iphone.
i'm not going to be rude and say that GPS are for sissies. i'm not! or if there's no possibility of getting lost what's the point? but i will tell you this: i have a dumb phone not a smart phone. and that's the third why.
eva the owner of the cabin, was waiting for me and signaling to me with her flashlight. i wish i had a picture of the last uphill part of the road with giant rock formations on either side creating sort of a blind curve just before the cabin driveway. picture it in your mind.
i met kathy & eva and they gave me the tour. as soon as they left i hopped in the hottub. 4 hours of mind-numbing bumper to bumper traffic from LA to riverside kind of deflates a person. ya know? hightailing it out of chinatown on halloween in the middle of rush hour traffic = v.v.v.v. bad idea.
but being on a rise overlooking the park entrance a few miles off in the distance made up for it.
got this shot last night as people were filing out of joshua tree national park.
now for a few shots of the cabin. it looks a little like a cinderblock bunker from the outside, but it's cozy and welcoming inside.
when i saw the spectacular views in the light of day on saturday, i moved the table in front of the window.
i also got out the seed and feed the bunnies, quail, and other little live things that hung out at the bundt-pan bird feeder.
once the moon had set, and the wind blew the clouds out of the way, the sky was black and glittering with stars.
just like i like it.
although bright blue with little puffs of apricot ain't bad either.