Happy Earth Day 2015!
Since it's Earth Day I am talking some nature love...
Although Palm Springs is often thought of as the home base for Coachella fun, neighbor to Joshua Tree, editorial photo shoot destination or a desert mecca of mid-century history/architecture, I fell in love with it for its' wide open landscape. It is unfettered by tall buildings, home to big sky, a steady stream of sunshine and beautiful flora. Pretty much everywhere you look there is some natural world beauty going on, even broken dried palm leaves look pretty there. Especially, the majestic San Jacinto mountains at dusk, I must have sketched them a hundred times.
Right now spring wildflowers are dotting the city. Specks of white, yellow, purple, orange and pink have shown up in celebration of summer's soon return. The main flora attraction to me is the happy bougainvillea you seem to find everywhere - peeking out from behind a wall or just dominating it's way over a fence. It always makes me smile.
This post is just a few of my nature photos from our last visit. I want to take more, I want to go back each season and photograph the seasonal natural elements. Sounds like a fun personal project. But for now, this is where I start.
PS. I am asked often of what to do, where to stay and where to eat in Palm Springs and I promise to make a city guide and share it. I have found fun things. xo