Oasis Reflected~

In the stark desert landscape,

The Inn at Death Valley

is an oasis

transforming the desert

into a tropical paradise

bursting with life.

Cheers to you from The Oasis at Death Valley~

Note: The Oasis Inn at Death Valley was built in 1927.

215 thoughts on “Oasis Reflected~

  1. How appropriate to have reflections at the year end. We can see the year in review, and reflect on beautiful things we’ve seen or done. May all the things we reflect on show us beauty. Lovely photos,Cindy. All the best for the new year.

      1. Thank you, Cindy. I appreciate everything I have and accept all that things as a gift. This is why I am quiet happy person.
        But the most valuable gift is people like you who surrounding myself and make my life joyful.

    1. Awww, your comment is why I love blogging. Our imaginations are “dream paradises.” They can take us anywhere. Thank you for joining me in daytime daydreams and Happy New Year!

    1. Oh my gosh, must have been so incredible! Furnace Creek is North America’s only true desert oasis. It has the highest recorded temperature on earth 134.something F. Just utter magic. I hate they changed the name. The Inn at Furnace Creek was a classic name.

  2. You know I do love all the photos but specially for me was the second starting from the top.
    You really said ” Cheers to you from the Oasis of death”?
    It did gave me a title to write about, I´ll use it so don´t tell me is copyright infringment.
    Have a great Christmas Mrs. Knoke

  3. Sorry to be critical, Cindy, but when I see that totally senseless waste of water – creating such a resort in the desert – I get ever so desperate and loose the last vestige of hope I have for a sustainable future,
    Pit

    1. I hear you and respect your concern which I share. The pond you see in the sunset photo is recycled waste water and there is a non-potable spring they use for landscaping and for the pool which they don’t chlorinate so they can recycle the water. They have an active water conservation program which has won national awards. I would hate to see these gorgeous almost hundred year old Palm Trees die. But even with all this, it is hard to justify the verdant grounds while California is still in drought, so I do understand your concern.

      1. Oh, Cindy! I love that nod to Robert Frost! Hugs to you!!!

        Fire and Ice
        BY ROBERT FROST
        Some say the world will end in fire,
        Some say in ice.
        From what I’ve tasted of desire
        I hold with those who favor fire.
        But if it had to perish twice,
        I think I know enough of hate
        To say that for destruction ice
        Is also great
        And would suffice.

    1. Yes, it is definitely a WOW. And it is old by US standards. It is one of these old grand lady hotels, built in the national parks in the 20’s for people who endured hardship to visit.
      I am impressed by those visitors, and by the architecture.
      Happiest New Year Liz.

  4. Happy New Year Cindy! 😀 May it be as vibrant and vivid as the sumptuous vistas viewed through the lens of your artful camera. The colours, the forms, the clarity, and the quality of light captured at the Inn are superb. (And not one Coyote – from your previous post, who I called Slim – in sight.)

    I have been trying to determine the time of day when these photographs were taken and would hazard a guess at late afternoon?

    Enjoy a wonderful week. Take care of one and all.

    DN

    1. Well of course you are right, as usual Dewin, I tend to sleep late, basically, always, so no sunrise fotos for me. I leave that to the talented folk who like to wake up early. I love their sunrise light photos, ethereal. It’s just I am not motivated to wake up, cuz sleep is pretty great too.
      Happiest and Healthiest New Year are my wishes for you. Be well my friend.

  5. Happy New Year Cindy! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful collection of photos. They take me straight to my imagination of the perfect holiday destination … I can practically smell the breeze. Best Wishes, Charlotte

    1. There is a natural spring here that motivated the building of the Inn in this spot almost a hundred years ago called Furnace Creek. Check out this from wiki, “Springs in the Amargosa Range created a natural oasis at Furnace Creek, which has subsequently dwindled due to diversion of this water to support the village.[4] The village means the inhabited areas of Death Valley National Park.

  6. I know things have changed a lot since I last stayed at Furnace Creek… didn’t occur to me there was a natural spring there…. the clue should have been in the name! Lovely photos!

  7. Absolutely breathtaking. What a magical place. One could live a happy life in that dreamy oasis. I’m looking forward to a year of your beautiful photography and blog posts. Happy New Year!

    1. I hope they warmed you vicariously. It is actually cold here at The Holler too, but I am watching this amazing documentary entitled, “Figuring Out The Hey Duke Trail,” about this person who hikes 869 miles solo through 8 national parks starting in Arches and ending up in Colorado City. He is ascending and descending Grand Canyon three times. It makes me grateful for the fire and the cold. Be well Mike.

  8. Before my dad was married and while dating mother, he made a trip to Oregon thru California to visit his brother. He said the desert was absent of necessary gas stations etc. He enjoyed his trip with the scenes of California.

    1. My family, and my husband’s, have traveled through the California deserts in the early days too. And even I remember it as a child when cars had no air conditioning and we traveled through it in the summer. It makes a lasting impression.

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