Standing in Joshua Tree
hand at the canteen,
squinting the distance.
forests spread in shimmer.
supplicants among bubbling
in their mystery,
vast with the patience
of geology. cryptic
messengers with media,
an atmosphere of bone.
creatures of earth
and nooks. parched
ground. muses sprout
here too, spirits
dense with time;
skeletal and bountiful.
the illusion of desolation
hides the raw
materials of meaning.
Images from a lovely Memorial Day weekend trip to Joshua Tree National Park:
|Welcome to Spin and Margie's, our home away from home.|
|Impressionistic desert night.|
|Roadside Joshua trees.|
|Bighorn sheep! A rare and special encounter!|
|Vista with ruins from the Ryan homestead.|
|Desert Queen Mine - note the mineshaft at the bottom right.|
|Pine City monzogranite rock formation.|
|The abandoned Wall Street Mill.|
|Ruined car at the Wall Street Mill.|
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