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.



3 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

Missy D,
these photos are wonderful. I can feel the profound energy of the moment. How lovely to have captured it in a photo! Wishing you endless happy profound birthdays and everydays. With love,
T

Oscar Grillo said...

Great photos, Donna. Nice to see blue skies after the terrible winter we are having here in England, All the best, Your long lost "cousin"!

sandy said...

Donna,
These pictures are beautiful, and exactly what the doctor ordered. You both have a talent for taking pictures. I love how you describe all the pictures, it makes me feel like I am right there with you. Thank you so much for sharing