Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Winter--Joshua Tree National Park

(JTNP Visitors Center, 29 Palms)

(JTNP in snow, December, 2004)

Joshua Tree National Park: beautiful all times of the year!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy 4th of July

(Steps of the Lincoln Memorial where the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous speech, Washington, D.C., July 2008)

It's all about freedom. Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

29 Palms and Joshua Tree National Park--November 2008

(grounds of 29 Palms Historical Society)

(Catholic church near Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center)

(29 Palms Oasis, Joshua Tree National Park)

photos: November 2008

I took these photos on Thanksgiving weekend 2008 in and around the 29 Palms entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. The city was named after the original cluster of palms at this old oasis, said to number 29.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Donna and Larry Charpied fight to protect Joshua Tree National Park

Desert writer Deanne Stillman wrote a recent piece for Plenty magazine about Donna and Larry Charpied, who for the last twenty years have fought against the creation of a huge garbage dump at the edge of Joshua Tree National Park. Any day now the 9th Circuit Court in California is ruling about whether or not the dump will go forward. We pray that the court rules against it.

To read the article, follow this link.

(To read my two-part interview with Donna regarding her and Larry's fight against the dump, check out my blog posts of February 28 and March 3, 2008).