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Hey now! You made it through another weekend and reached August 17, 2020. Here in the Coachella Valley the heat has been keeping most of us desert dwellers inside. I have been busy, living like a nocturnal, desert animal that sleeps during the day and wanders and hunts at night. It is almost like hibernation. If only I could sleep through summer and wake up when season arrives here in the desert. Hmm, during hibernation doesn’t the animal lose weight??? May have to research that. So, I posted a clip of the song that Hubby wrote. I made a video using photos that I snapped from the last few weeks. I didn’t even edit them as none of these, except for a few photos with the flowers, sans the pets, were planned. I just love it and am so thankful for the gift, ’cause it is a gift. Take a test drive and press play.

I took most photos sitting in the shotgun seat, music by hubby.

Hubby was home this weekend and we took off early while the temps were still in the high 80s., usually before we try not to be out past 9 AM. After that, I can not be in the car, the heat that permeates the roof of the car is enough to make me nauseous, even with the AC on full-blast. Saturday, we drove around Thousand Palms. I took my camera out a few times to snap a few shots. Most of my photos are taken from the driver seat as I have been having issues walking

The above photos were snapped on an unpaved road in Thousand Palms. We saw it as we were were driving around near the rock quarry and pick-a-part lot. I love things like old tires as there are plenty that litter the desert landscape.

Sunday morning, we headed out around 7 AM to grab breakfast and took a drive to a a favorite place, the Salton Sea. We drove around the mazes of houseless streets.

We did drive down a few streets that were closer to the shore that lined the canals. I can only imagine what it was like there in 1905 when Salton Sea City was established. It was a sad reminder of someone’s hopes and dreams. Currently, Salton Sea City has a population of around 3,700 but I am sure it will change as that total was last updated in the 2010 census. Speaking of the Census, don’t forget to fill out your form and be counted.

Every trip we have made there I can always spot something new that I hadn’t seen before in that modern day ghost town. The article below shows more pictures and tells the story of this place.

“A Ghosttown in the Making” from the Daily Mail.

I can see why people wanted to live here, if I had money I would want to buy a lot and create a compound for art and music. Oh that is the stuff talkin’…pipe dreams. The views are incredible and change with the seasons. There were still remnants of wildflowers that had not withered under the intense desert sun. Another great weekend in weekend in the books and Hubby got much needed rest. There is that Salton Sea aroma but really, you do get used to it!

Thank you for stopping by and where ever you are may the shade always be on your back. Stay safe and be COOOOOL. Hugs to you and you and You!

6 Comments Add yours

  1. A wonderful write-up today, and your video’s great. So is James’ instrumental track. Yes, the area around Salton Sea City is almost surreal, isn’t it?

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    1. Hey Jeff!

      Yeah, Salton Sea City is very surreal. I am always waiting for creatures to pop out of the abandoned structures that he have passed.

      Hope you are doing well and stay cool. Thanks again šŸ™‚

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  2. morishige says:


    I love the song. It’s a road trip material. Combined with your photos, the video looks like an official music clip. šŸ˜€

    And the photos of the littered tire are just great. šŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you for checking it out. It took me a couple of times to listen to it but I really love it. Well that is the new theme music for videos I am hoping to create..

      I told hubby that I should just start taking photos of all the tires that we see when we are out. People here just toss them into the desert instead of disposing them at the dump. Anyhow, they do make some interesting photos šŸ™‚

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      1. morishige says:

        Well. it’s indeed a perfect song for your videos. I love the blues licks on the song. šŸ˜€

        Great idea. Several years ago one of my friends, a photographer living in Bali, exhibits the photos of trashes littering the famous Kuta Beach. I didn’t go to the exhibition but I saw his photos. They were great. I guess one day you could do the same with the tire photos šŸ˜€ (If I am the curator, I will call the exhibition: We’re Tire) šŸ˜€

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      2. Love the name! We’re Tire works for me. I will have to put all my tire pictures together I have many! Trash for someone but a masterpiece for others. I will have to look up that one on Kuta Beach. I always like to see other peoples work.

        I had asked Hubby for a jazzy, bluesy song with grit that walked like me and I think he nailed it! I love guitar riffs and their jankiness.


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