09 June 2011

Joshua Tree National Park

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photos by Tom b.

- Milky Way dress courtesy of Family Affairs
- Jeffrey Campbell sandals
- vintage hat

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So far in documenting our California adventures I've tried to keep things in chronological order but today I'm going to jump ahead just a bit to our days spent in Joshua Tree National Park. I think this was our third or fourth visit to the park and it's always just as spectacular as the first time I saw it. It's easy to feel like you're walking around some lunar landscape once you're out in the middle of all those barren hills and strange prickly creatures.

On this particular day we woke before dawn so we could make it into the park for sunrise. There's no place I've been that's quite like the early morning desert. There were so many rabbits hopping around! We also spotted lots of ground squirrels, desert quail, about a million other birds and two snakes (no rattlers).

I knew it was going to be a scorcher once the sun was high but the morning started out pretty chilly. I actually had to wear a sweater over my dress until it started to warm up. Speaking of my dress, it was fun stomping around in this Milky Way dress that Nina was sweet enough to send to me (it's on sale!). Of course I was completely overdressed and had to change into my hiking shoes later on but I just wanted a moment of luxury and this dress was just the thing. I was going to comment that it has yards and yards of fabric and then I read the description from the website and it literally says that exact same thing. I'm also wearing a sunhat that I picked up at American Rag on La Brea during my shopping day in LA.

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17 comments:

KristiMcMurry said...

Gorgeous dress! That park looks amazing...never been there, but next time I visit California I might just go!

Alexis E. said...

I love that park, but I love the dress even more. I might just have to go grab one. Great hat too!

Felicity said...

We were just there in April and I agree, it's awesome. Definitely one of my favorite parks. I wasn't quite as fashionable while we were there though; I stuck to shorts,t-shirts, and hiking shoes.

Frannie Pantz said...

These pictures are gorgeous and I love your dress. I have only been to California once and I was a wee lass. When/if I go again, I will have to check this out! Glad you had a great time!

Celynne said...

That place looks amazing. I really need to travel.

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Amazing pictures, so beautiful! Like a dream ...

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MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

joshua tree is one of the most magical places on this planet. you looks glorious amongst its splendor!

Julie said...

I love Joshua Tree! Your picture capture it beautifully!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

How very amazing. I love all these shots so much. How cool that you saw all those animals everywhere too.

Jo said...

Wow, it looks amazing! I've been wanting to visit Joshua tree ever since I saw entourage! haha!

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Caitlin Rose said...

Oh I really like that hat. and everything from family affairs is amazing! your pictures from this trip are also amazing come to think of it!

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

These photos are beautiful. I was in Joshua Tree this time last year, about to embark on a four month long trip across the US. It was such an exciting time, full of anticipation. Spending those days in Joshua Tree hiking and planning for the months to come were magical. Thank you for posting these.

Jennita Lolita said...

Fantastic shots. Your outfit is just perfect! I would love to go to Joshua tree someday.

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

These photos are so beautiful!

Jamie Rose said...

These pictures are wonderful! I've never been anywhere like that. Such a pretty spot

svenskaussie said...

Everything is just perfect, the hat is an absolute triumph !!

lasophia said...

I'm from Cali, but have never been here. Looks like I must go. Awesome pics!

Sophia
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