Indio Days

We begin each day with a walk around our condo complex. We are surrounded by a golf course with badland hills in the background. The condos surround a central area with several ponds with waterfalls and ducks, two swimming pools, a lazy river for floating, four hot tubs, two kiddy pools, a recreation center, a cafe, a small store, and lots of flowers.

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This afternoon we took a nice walk at the Coachella Valley Preserve. This wonderful area includes a unique desert oasis and many acres of surrounding scrub desert. The walk descends into the heart of the palm grove surrounding the spring and then climbs out into the open scrub desert.

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Because the palms are so dense there are marvelous contrasts of light and dark as the sun peaks through the palm fronds.

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Jean stopped to do some sketching. You can just see her head above the sagebrush.

We saw little wildlife. The birds are not as abundant as last year when the rains filled the oasis. Bees are not active due to the lack of flowers. However, the lizards skittered around our feet.

Ciao!

Paul

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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1 Response to Indio Days

  1. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    Hello out there! I like the lizard on its rock. I guess I identify with it, when I have found a perfect spot,remain there, and let the world go by.
    I suppose Jean finds inspiration with all this nature surrounding you.
    Do continue enjoying and sharing your adventures. With love, JP

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