The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Pulling Out For Home

While the time lapse camera was filming the sunrise I walked about a little for one last exploration.

Notice the Joshua Tree above has a little ID badge nailed to it.  There were a few others that had them also.  They must be monitoring them for some reason.

Trying to play with the morning light backlighting the chollas.

I gathered the time lapse gear and we left Red Rock Canyon for home.  
No one was here when we arrived and still all campsites were empty.

All of this was formed by weathering mostly from rain but a little wind erosion also helped.

If you missed the time lapse video you may see it here.


  1. I love those trees. Magnificient plants.

  2. The backlight shots are great - I have a few ideas for time-lapse this year - I wonder if I will pull them off.

    Cheers and a Happy New Year - Stewart M - Melbourne

  3. Those landscapes are stunning, beautiful photos. Even nature has to be registrated and controlled it seems.

  4. I think the Joshua trees are amazingly photogenic - the bark, the needles, the shapes of the limbs....

  5. just beautiful. loved the rocks and the chollas. :)

  6. Landscapes are beautiful. I enjoyed all.

  7. John, you will be leaving a truly beautiful spot. We have all enjoyed it. Hope Sinbad is doing well.

  8. The light on the chollas is wonderful.

  9. great backlight and the timelapse video is really neat.

  10. So much beauty in the world....and you're bring some of it to us with each posting....thank you, John and Sinbad, too.


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