Sunday, January 3, 2010

Birthday Moon

On this exact date, many years ago, I woke up to the most amazing view over the San Jacinto mountains in Palm Springs- a bright rainbow that looked as if it was springing forth from the mountain peaks. Vince took a picture of it and it's on our refrigerator to remind me of the first sight I saw on my 40th birthday.

Today my first sight was this fat moon descending behind Mt. San Jacinto. If we had slept a few minutes more we would of missed it. I think this will be another reminder of my birthday happiness - our days spent in the desert taking in fresh air and views for miles. God I love this place! Today we're going to Joshua Tree and I'm brining my sketching pads and pencils. Maybe I'll find the perfect view to draw and possibly make a print from.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Our Room with a View

It wouldn't be my birthday unless I spent it with my fellow desert rat Vince in beautiful Palm Springs. After the holiday rush it sure felt good to lay by the pool and chill out. Yes, January 2nd, poolside. Loving California!