Last year was the hardest year on record for my family. We experienced lows that we never thought we would and somehow survived. This year has been a rebuilding year full of tons of hard work. Working as much as possible and learning to live a more simplified life.
We had our first vacation in two years last week. We stayed at a kid friendly resort in Palm Springs. Which may I add happened to be the hottest area in the country while we were there. OMG! 122 degrees is not fun!! We spent our days lounging by the pool and napping in the cool a/c.
On our way home, we made a little detour to Joshua Tree. Neither of us had ever been and had always been intrigued by its beauty. Our kids absolutely loved it there! They were climbing rocks and exploring all over in the 97 degree heat. They even made a 2.6 mile hike just to see the dried up Barker Dam. They were total troopers.
I spent the whole time taking pictures of course. Most of them were taken on film which but, some on digital.
I fell in love with the raw beauty of Joshua Tree and can totally see how this place inspired U2 (my fav band btw) to name one of their albums after it. Its just breathtaking. I absolutely cannot wait to go back.
Film Scans from Fuji 400 and Porta 400
Mother of 2 wildlings, Ex Disney Princess and Fine art wedding and lifestyle photographer