Yesterday I drove my mule, (CJ-5 Jeep) across the street from my house in Hesperia to Las Flores Ranch. This is the oldest working ranch in California. Beautiful deciduous trees, Joshua's, brush, vistas, lakes, all between hills and lined on one side by the San Bernadino Mountain range. In the morning-light the cool blues are on the mountains, cool yellow flowered brush spot the vista. Joshua trees stand tall, some are one hundred years old. A warm path leads into that vista showing ruts, rocks, and warm yellow flowering shrubs and brown brush laying close to the ground.
I cannot resist painting in the High Desert.