Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas - The Living Desert

Ever since moving the desert 8 years ago I've thought about purchasing a membership to The Living Desert in Palm Desert, but by the time the temps rise in May I change my mind. Late Spring to late Fall are just too hot to be outdoors much less enjoy the Living Desert grounds. This year I heard about a yearly discount provided by a local furniture store and the car seemed to turn into the parking lot of its own accord. So far we'e been twice and plan on visiting at least once a month until it's too hot. Happily, we got membership just before the Wild Lights show was open to members for free and were able to attend that night. 

These photos are from the night show. 

Tunnel of lights.

The first day we visited The Living Desert the only phone I had
was the iPhone. Next time I'll be prepared with better walking shoes, water,
and a camera. I like the
effect I got zooming in on the back-lit 
perfectly framed giraffe. 

The guy below posed while waiting for his dinner. His gaze was intent on the gate
where the food would be coming from. A volunteer called out to him
and he turned a little. We were told Norman is a very gentle Ankole. I'll take
their word for it.

Giraffe watering hole.

Nice surprise to get so close to these two.

Dancing cranes.

Backyard dove. Sometimes all that is needed
it to look outside to see a little wild life. 


Caterina Giglio said...

Merry Christmas to you.. What stunning shots.. So nice to see the lights and wildlife... Hope your Christmas is wonderful ... Sending you prosperous thoughts for a creative New Year! Xox

Penny said...

Happy Christmas Gail, looks like a lovely place to visit. So glad you are feeling better.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

iPhone took some great shots ... I like the lights and love the dancing cranes.
Yes, Merry Christmas to you in the beautiful living desert!

Julie said...

Somehow I managed to lose track of your blog but I've got you on Bloglovin now so that won't happen again. Belated Happy Birthday to you and I'm glad that you are feeling better now too. The Living Desert looks fascinating and I would love to visit a light show like that.
I hope you have a Happy Christmas and my very best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year. xx