Sunday, March 23, 2008

Joshua Tree in bloom


Various flowers along the lower elevation in the park

Joshua Trees in bloom. They smelled really sweet, like fruity nectar. The tree and the bloom was teaming with bugs, it creeped me out.

You can see the snow capped mountain off in the distance.

It was so pretty.

Calico Cactus

Cholla Cactus Gardens also known as teddy bear cactus. They are not soft, the spines will jump out at you and embed barbs under your skin. Or so the brochure states.

Cactus buds

Desert Senna

Catching some warm rays of sunshine.

The sunset at Keys View.

Check out all the orbs in this! The next picture was taken just a second later but without a flash.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

wildflowers along Mulholland

I tried to find a bunch with the random purple flowers but they were in a place where I couldn't pull over.

Next up the flowers of the High Desert.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Time for a break

We are going to Joshua Tree on Friday. I think that every single wildflower is and will be in bloom. I cannot wait.

The last few days on my home from work I've wanted to stop and take pictures of the flowers. There are black eyed susans everywhere. In a few patches there are a few purple flowers in the bunch. It is so pretty. I just need to find the right patch and resist the urge to just keep driving and go home. (It is the end of the day and all)

So this weekend we will take a break from walking the dog, surfing the internet, answering the phone and listening to the radio. I won't think about proxies, or anything.

I might go pick up sTORI Telling to read while sitting at the pool. Also, Tori is doing a book signing the end of the month, I will not miss this opportunity like I did with the yard sale. Well depending upon the line, that yard sale was out of control.

Breaks are good I sure do need one. A pool, the desert, in the room and outdoor hot tubs, full moon and hiking. And of course the whole weekend with just me and Matt, that is the best part.

I'm also ridiculously excited to use some awesome combinations of LUSH products in the hot tub.

Monday, March 10, 2008


This is my most favorite time of year in Los Angeles! It seems that every single tree is bursting with flowers. The hillside along Mulholland is spotted with yellow and white daises.

Today it was at least 78 and a perfect blue sky to match.