October 1 by The Running Son
◦ Joshua Tree, for Belinda ◦
When I began the RunningFather blog I quickly met a few wonderful bloggers. One was Belinda. She has remained special to me ever since, and I am gladdened to see her supported by the WordPress community. I’ll put it simply: If I were limited to only 5 WordPress followers, she would be atop that list while I labored over the rest.
So, for Belinda at BusyMindThinking, here is a small tour of my small slice of the world.
Welcome to Southern California, and the city of Joshua Tree! The population sign says 8,000 people, and I believe it. Joshua Tree city is located right near the main entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.
My house is a typical desert house. That’s my dog Buster Brown enjoying the shade and warm sand in the front yard.
The city may have 3 traffic lights, but it has only one bar: The Joshua Tree Saloon. What you cannot see in my photo is that they host karaoke every Wednesday and Friday nights whoooohoooo! (plus, Bingo Sunday afternoon at the traveler’s lodge. Party down…)
The skies can be dramatic. Visibility seems to go on past the earth’s curvature…
The desert exacts a price on every thing.
Its brutal aridity draws moisture out of anything subjected to it.
But beauty is reflected in the strangest of places…
and upon close inspection, the desert exemplifies the life-force itself.
The sunrises and sunsets can overwhelm the senses. This is how our ancient ancestors pondered God.
And this is where I ponder as well, for now. (=
Bless you Belinda! ☼♫
photos of Joshua Tree
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