We live on Kickapoo Trail. The Kickapoos were an Indian tribe--just thought you should know that if you didn't already. When we walk out to the street we start walking up the trail and in a block and a half, it turns into a sandy road--a trail. Hiking the trail has been a spiritual thing. I think when you see the pictures, you'll understand why. We have such a great, artistic God who painted an endless panoramic view right in our own backyard.
Yesterday I posted on Facebook that I saw my first Joshua Tree bloom--honestly, I don't know if it's a bloom or a blossom; maybe someone can help me out with that one! I had several people ask me to post pictures, but I didn't haul my camera up there with me. I know it doesn't seem like a little digital camera would have to be "hauled," but ANY little thing extra ends up feeling like a 20 lb. weight when your walking up hill for a mile and half.
Today Jessica and I hauled the camera so that I could get pictures of the Joshua Tree. I went ahead and took pictures of the whole hike. I wish the pictures actually did justice to the view
|I love walking past this property. Little quail are always running around making their chirping sounds.|
|This is the bloom/blossom I saw yesterday. I noticed that there were quite a few more open today.|
|I love walking with my kids and hearing their exclamations over this wondrous sight! We have had a chance to see many other desert towns, but I sure haven't seen one with the amazing views that Yucca Valley has.|
|The top of the peak in this picture was Jessica and William's goal today--not mine! I went pretty far, but I could just see myself rolling down the mountain--it wouldn't be a pretty sight.|
|We have yet to follow this part of the trail. It leads into Joshua Tree National Park.|
|My goal for the day was the water tower at the top left of the picture. I made it!|
|Picture taken from the water tower hill.|
|Look at what God did!!!!!!! I just can't get over it!!|
|Can you see Jessica and William on the top of the mountain?|