Palm Springs

Oh, to be in Palm Springs! Warm sun, relaxed, a feeling of being removed from the cares of the world….still, important things have to be done: we joined in solidarity with many others around the world on January 21st to let our sentiments be known in the Women’s March in Palm Springs

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has…” Margaret Mead

The day was supposed to have been rainy, but a warm sun shone on the crowd gathered in a Palm Springs park. Many more gathered than we expected to see – young and old – waving creative signs. We were cheered knowing that other people gathered all over the world that day.

After that beautiful day, we returned to days in Palm Springs filled with long, quiet walks rather than crowds marching down the main street.

We passed Union Bank and wondered how we could have missed the two carved murals at the entrance. They provide an historical record of the city and the Western-themed block was one of our favorites.

We passed Union Bank and wondered how we could have missed the two carved murals at the entrance. They provide an historical record of the city and the Western-themed block was one of our favorites.

Our walks every Thursday include a visit to the Art Museum of Palm Springs and a stroll through the night market in town.

The Western theme continued with a great exhibit of work from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Wyoming.  https://centerofthewest.org

The Western theme continued with a great exhibit of work from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Wyoming.

Our daily strolls in nearby neighborhoods sometimes yield small surprises. With the first, were we just looking for more Western artwork?

On a private lane we saw this little horse’s head tucked between two rocks at the base of a palm tree. It really looked like it belonged there.

On a private lane we saw this little horse’s head tucked between two rocks at the base of a palm tree. It really looked like it belonged there.

Another surprise showed up when photographing this streetscape.

We’ve always admired the wonderful colors of buildings and walls in the desert. Now, with so many plantings lush with the heavy rains, the brick-red walls provided a great backdrop to the orange hued-red flowers.

We’ve always admired the wonderful colors of buildings and walls in the desert. Now, with so many plantings lush with the heavy rains, the brick-red walls provided a great backdrop to the orange hued-red flowers.

It was only after looking at the photo on the computer that we saw this little Costa’s hummingbird posing at the top of the ocotillo plant.

It was only after looking at the photo on the computer that we saw this little Costa’s hummingbird posing at the top of the ocotillo plant.

January is a glorious time for walking in Palm Springs. Don’t the photos tell it all?

 

January 2017

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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7 Responses to Palm Springs

  1. Sun and warmth in January – what a great place!

  2. plaidcamper says:

    The red wall is quite lovely. Not all walls are ugly in nature or purpose…

  3. Annette says:

    Great photos, beautiful colours, yes it does look like a great time to be there.

  4. Here’s hoping the new guy surprises you all by rising to the occasion with some dignity and grace. I love that red wall.

  5. Good luck with handling your new man but well done for registering your displeasure. I suspect that he is a little preoccupied with important issues like getting recounts on recounts of the inauguration attendance numbers and making sure that he eventually wins the popular vote. Have you bumped into the ex Pres on your wanders? I see he is in town. Good spotting with the pictures.

    • Thx. Haven’t seen our retired President. He’s being his usual civil, dignified, decorous self. The new Pres has not failed to disappoint, nor has he managed to rise to the occasion of his new office.

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