To the desert, (click to enlarge)
following the clouds,
hoping to watch the rain,
bathe the sand.
The clouds came,
but not the rain.
La Quinta Resort built in 1926,
has seen many rainless days and nights.
Cheers to you from the cloudy desert~
120 thoughts on “Escape~”
Your post reads like a poem in both your photos and your commentary! So lovely Cindy. Into every poem a little rain must fall – someday?
Awww……thanks so much. We need rain to fall in Southern California.
You’re welcome. I’d send you our N’orEaster if I could!
Please do & thank you!
You say It’s a desert Cindy but It looks more lush than Tofino! Must take huge amounts fo water to transform a desert into something like this.
Astro turf everywhere which isn’t necessary. Desert returning to desert, which has it’s own incredible beauty. Interestingly, there are natural springs in the desert. We spend lots of time at nearby White Water Preserve which has a robust year round running river and springs, that even in drought, support bear, mountain lion, and big horn sheep. There are others too. The desert is full of surprises, but the recycled irrigation program for landscaping has to end, unless the drought ends, which it shows so sign of doing. Thank you for caring. I wish we had a tiny portion of your water.
and I wish I could ship you as much as you need Cindy! 16 feet a year wrinkles my toes!
Maybe Elon Musk, will pause the space race with Jeff and Richard, and ship some water to be used by forests and wildlife ravaged by drought ridden southern California. Or, maybe not.
If there isn’t any money in it for him,he and the others will take a hard pass.
Sad but true.
Such a beautiful place, Cindy! The Washingtonia palms are wonderful!
Palms are the ultimate amazement. Their seeds flying in the wind, know where to land, and send their roots, down, down, down, to the aquifers, creating life in the middle of the sand. I love the desert.
You really captured the beauty of the Palm Springs area with the dessert, mountains and Spanish architecture. The one time I was there, sand was drifting like snow on some of the roads.
Thank you! I am glad you have experienced it and I love your visual descriptor.
Such a lyrical set of photos together with your description. So beautiful. I hope it gets some rain.
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Lynette ❣⃛(❛ั◡˜๑)
Oh, what a beautiful place this is! And I press all my thumbs that rain will come soon.
Have a fine time, and stay safe, dear Cindy!
Visa versa 2UX2my friend and thank you for your kind friendship <3
Love those tall and stately trees. Have a wonderful time!
Thank you Rebecca & cheers to you my friend <3
Beautiful place, totally enhanced by your brilliant photography!
You are a very thoughtful & appreciated friend Francisco.
Thank you Cindy, always a pleasure 😊
There is something about the desert. Great pictures.
Yes there is! I love the desert.
It’s a very beautiful resort, Cindy
It is old and has character……Like me!! 😉
Out-sanding shots, my friend! ❣⃛(❛ั◡˜๑)
Much appreciated & thank you ❣⃛(❛ั◡˜๑)
Happy Halloween! 🎃🎃👻👻🦇🦇
Those clouds are a tease
They are. Pretty teases! 😉
Gorgeous pics, as ever. Drought where you are while here in the UK, the past few days has seen so much rainfall, several towns and villages in the north west of England and south of Scotland have experienced severe flooding… Here’s hoping our leaders commit to the measures necessary to avert the planet from disaster at COP26.
Yes. Climate disaster is horrible. The effects are so clearly being experienced now and they are going to get worse.
Looks very green for a desert place that gets little rain Cindy, looks a lovely place.
The green will not last unless the drought ends soon, which it is showing no sign of doing in Southern California.
Gracie mille Sheree.
what a beautiful place!
Thanks, I love being here.
Those Palmtrees are so immensly high, deary me. We have somuch rain in the UK, you really can have some from us! 🙂
Thank you! I will take it and send you some sunshine!
I want to escape the rain right now, I am in. 🙂
Let’s swap each other’s weather for a bit. I’ll take your rain and you can have my sunshine.
WOW! it is amazing, Cindy.
Thank you Ranu. I love the desert and the oasis. Hope you are safe and well my friend.
Cheers to you finding an oasis in the desert. Have a good weekend.
I’m here with the bears!!! I have lived here all my life and never knew there were bears in the area.
It may be IN the desert, Cindy, but the place itself doesn’t exactly look like desert, does it? 🙂 It looks gorgeous.
Maybe an oasis in the desert is a better description. There is natural water here, but the irrigation is not going to be able to continue, even with recycled water, unless the drought ends.
What a beautiful place! (I could see myself staying there.)
I could see you here too. Come on over! 😉
A great place to escape from Canada in the winter!
Yes! There are usually many Canadian Snow Birds here. Many have second homes here. Covid has cut down on this of course.
Looks like a gorgeous place to be and capture through your lens. Thank you for sharing! Reminds me of the Wigwam, west of Phoenix.
We are heading that way early next year. Looking forward to it.
Wonderful! Enjoy. 🌞 🌵 📸
What a gorgeous setting to wait for rain and soak up the beauty of the desert, aided by irrigation. I do hope you get some of the rain that has been falling in other areas Cindy. Maybe a rain dance? 🌴⛈👣
We should do a rain dance……..I’m not sure my husband will go for it though! 😉
Beautiful resort! Love the palm trees and the tile roof.
Happy you do. I love this type of setting too.
A lovely escape… a change of scene uplifts!
When I was booking the reservation, the reservation lady asked, “Any special occasion for this trip?”
I said, “No, we just need to get away.”
She said, “Spend time away from all the stress with your husband. Enjoy each other’s company. Remember why you like each other.”
I said, “Uhhh, yeah….”
I guess many people are feeling quite the same! 😉
A very nice escape! Sun looks more lovely these days now 🙂
I’ll trade your clouds and rain for our sunshine!
You’ve put a whole new spin on the desert.
I think of SAND and camels. What do I know?
Sadly, no camels here, but there are bears!
For a moment there I thought you’d taken pictures of my backyard! Just kidding – fantastic!
Laughing……I posted some photos of a Four Seasons somewhere once and someone asked if it was my house. I wish…….. 😉
Looking very Spanish and rain too as ours has just arrived. Thank goodness too, a blessing!
Parts of Southern California could easily pass for Spain. Cheers to you my friend & thanks for dropping by.
How truly beautiful and peaceful looking
God knows we all need escape these days. I have been loving you chicklets on Halloween posts Gigi.
🤩 wow. Beautiful!!
It is so calm and peaceful too. Happy Halloween John 🎃🎃👻👻🦇🦇
Thank you. U 2.
Beautiful photos of a beautiful place.
Thank you Susan & Happy Halloween! 🎃🎃👻👻🦇🦇
A very beautiful place, Cindy! Thank you for the pleasant tour.
Happy you came along Amy & Happy Halloween! 🎃🎃👻👻🦇🦇
How I wish I could’ve sent you some of our rain, Cindy! We’ve had far too much, yet this beautiful spot hasn’t had enough. The architecture there is so striking — I love the tiled roofs and the stucco!
I love the rancho architecture too and yes, please, send us your rain. Happy Halloween Debbie 🎃🎃👻👻🦇🦇
I didn’t know you owned a hacienda. 😉
I actually do, but unfortunately, not this one! Happy Halloween David 🎃🎃👻👻🦇🦇
Looks nice and relaxing!
We all need nice & relaxing which is what your clown fish video was for me!
“rain bathe the sand” a fabulous image – the resort looks wondrous! Loved this one, Cindy.
I am quite lucky to know people like you. Thank you Sheila & be well დ
Goodness, those palm trees. So tall…
I know. They are really old and so hard to fit into a photo and make it work. I love them. They are amazing survivors დ
Wow! Truly a relaxing and welcomed escape. 🙂
Yes. Thank you. There is the sort of enduring magic of the desert, it has drawn me to it all my life.
A beautiful Escape indeed!
Thank you John & be well.
What a beautiful place!
It is peaceful and tranquil <3
Thank you Kathy. They are especially gorgeous in the desert.
Oh my goodness, Cindy, in my dreams I would LOVE to visit places like this. What gorgeous scenery and the architecture is sublime. Your photographs and your words feels like poetry, graceful and strong. Nature fascinates me eternally as more and more is revealed. Your part of the world is such a far cry from where I live. I thank you for posting this, feeding both my dreams and my curiosity regarding this beautiful planet.
Your truly lovely and thoughtful words make me very happy I posted Amy. I am so gratified to hear the imagery feeds your positive dreams about our planet. Thank you my friend and be well დ
I agree with the other commenters about your text/words being like poetry accompanying your photos! 💕 If only there could be a pipeline from the Pacific Northwest to southern CA bringing all the excess rain water…
Thank you Teresa. I feel this intensely when I travel to a more rainy place (which is most places!) Let’s swap, my sun for your rain for a week or so. It would make such a difference დ
Thank you დ