Sliding into soothing warm weather

We had never lived in a warm climate in the wintertime. Thinking how we wanted to spend our traveling years centered on spending time in far-away, long-dreamed-of warm places. We stayed for a few winter months last year in sunny Palm Springs, California, liked it, and decided another visit was in order this year.

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We walked a simple path with great views.

For the month of January, we settled right back into the same AirBnB where we stayed last year. It felt like coming “home.”

For the month of January, we settled right back into the same AirBnB where we stayed last year. It felt like coming “home.”

We often took our daily walk to the nearby La Mesa neighborhood where we discovered a private lane passing through land once owned by MGM, where stars like Clark Gable and Cary Grant once lived. We don’t look for “stars” as we stroll but rather for birds – as well as architectural and landscaping details. That’s what sparks our interest and brings us joy.

A Northern mockingbird posed for us.

A Northern mockingbird posed for us.

Every time we pass this house we admire the cactus designed landscaping.

Every time we pass this house we admire the cactus designed landscaping.

The composition of the rock, cactus, mailbox, and metal wall is well-balanced and beautifully designed.

The composition of the rock, cactus, mailbox, and metal wall is well-balanced and beautifully designed.

A cheery point in our walk comes when we pass a rather common plant of the desert southwest, an agave plant.

Who thought to decorate this stunning plant, sitting by the side of the road?

Who thought to decorate this stunning plant, sitting by the side of the road?

Sliding into Palm Springs for awhile in winter, we not only enjoy the warm weather but the fascinating Sonoran desert, an unexpected gift.

 

January 2016

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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6 Responses to Sliding into soothing warm weather

  1. icelandpenny says:

    What an eye you have. I enjoy every image that you put before us.

  2. plaidcamper says:

    Palm Springs looks like a delightful place to while away a few winter weeks!

  3. Isn’t it nice to arrive at a gorgeous Airbnb home. We just stayed in one in Honolulu which was very nice. It had the most amazing view of Waikiki and Diamond Head. And, although we’re not birdwatchers, we were very excited to get some nice photos of Brazilian Cardinals.
    Glad you enjoyed your warm weather.

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