You can never have too much sky.

Can you?

It is interesting to look at other photos and see how people have used haze, clouds, inclement weather, or the sunrise and set to bring personalty to their photos. I do the same. We look up to see the weather, when we hear wildlife, watch the wind, or drink in the day.

You can never have too much sky.

On this trip we saw cloudless, brilliant-blue days, and clear, starry nights. Boring? Ha. A blue backdrop is great for photos, and to be present for the Milky Way, and watch a satellite float across the sky, is something many people have never seen, and maybe never will.

And while we didn’t go to Joshua Tree National Park to watch the sky, we know why people do exactly that. It’s remoteness lends a hand to that spectacular night show. And its vast desert landscape is a stunning contrast to the blue.

Selfishly I kept saying: I wish we had a good sunset. We would need clouds for that, usually. But my photos, that were motivated by the landscape, surprised me.

You can never have too much sky.

Welcome to the skies of Joshua Tree.

Ryan Mountain takes you to the highest hiking point in the park, and its path travels through some pretty spectacular fins.

Ryan’s Ranch brought us history from the gold rush. The home that still stands is all that is left of an adobe home. A closer look showed us the pebbles grasses, and leaves used to build the original homes.

And it was a home with a view.

And the night sky, as I shared, was spectacular.

Wind Kisses, Donna

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