Joshua Tree

Last October Jan and I went to visit our friends Sarah and Ben in LA and went camping in Joshua Tree. I had never been to the desert. It was like something out of a storybook: coyotes howling by night, stars so bright that you felt you could reach out and pluck them out of the sky and a sunset that would drown all the color out of the world. Watching the sun go down was like watching the world turn to stone.