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We felt inspired and jolted by a quote from the Dalai Lama shared by @saltyluxe yesterday, so thought we would share it here as well.✨ When asked what surprised him about humanity the most, the Dalai Lama replied: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” (photo is an outtake from our book ‘At Home in Joshua Tree’ for our Moroccan rug guide in collaboration with @soukiemodern ) #athomeinjoshuatree
Joshua Tree National Park. Been Busy at the new ranch renovating up at Blackrock Canyon but last evening found a little time for (Me) and took in a Sunset along the California Trail. #ilovejoshuatree #joshuatreephotographer #losangelesphotographer #yuccavalley #landscapephotography #nature #landscape #divine_deserts #westbysouthwest #hike #healthylifestyle #travel #elagaveranch #losangeles #california #palmsprings
Just 10 more days until a Saturday night like this 😁 #ilovejoshuatree #letscamp #campvibes #gopro #betterwithmywife #welivetoexplore #happiness
✨ "Another young man safely strummed His silver-stringed guitar That he played for people everywhere Some say he was a star. But he was just a country boy, his simple songs confessed, And the music he had in him, so very few possessed." ✨ 45 years ago today, we lost a good one. ✨ 1. A view from Cap Rock, looking out into Joshua Tree National Park. Photo by me, 2018. 2. Graffiti at Cap Rock, the place where Gram Parsons' friends burned his body in accordance with his last wishes. Photo by me, 2018. 3. Gram on the Fallen Angels tour, 1973. Photographer unknown- please let me know so I can credit them. ✨✨✨ #gramparsons #inmyhourofdarkness #caprock #joshuatreenationalpark #jtnp #ilovejoshuatree #countryrock #americana #cosmicamericanmusic #thebyrds #theflyingburritobrothers #gramparsonsandthefallenangels #emmylouharris #therollingstones #vintage #retro #rockfashion #westernfashion #1960s #1970s #joshuatree #california
Tickets for a very special and intimate evening are up for sale as of today— we’ve partnered with @sundaysuppers to host a #sobremesabysundaysuppers dinner at the Hacienda on October 20th starting at 5pm. We can’t wait to get to know some of you as the sun sets over a beautiful meal. ✨This experience will begin our book tour (a series of experiences this fall that bring our book ‘At Home in Joshua Tree’ to life). Everyone attending this dinner will also receive a signed copy of our book! Tickets for this event are very limited (link to purchase a ticket: https://jthou.se/2xkBssS and also in our stories). #athomeinjoshuatree
Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope you’re enjoying your week. We want to hear your favorite sites to visit in the park. Comment below.
With the Milky Way shooting season down to its final weeks in the Northern Hemisphere, I took advantage of some more “reasonable” temps and headed out to start planning some locations for next year. This one might be tricky to pull off for night work, but a dramatic desert sunset could make it a real winner! #offthebeatenpath #devine_deserts #rockformations #rockhunting #ilovejoshuatree #shotoniphone6
Who says we have to have all of our fun in Texas? 😎 Next April, we are adventuring out to #JoshuaTree with @andrewwithoutinstagram for an unforgettable photography workshop and experience. Check the link in our bio for the deets. ✨ #joshuatree #desert #joshuatreenationalpark #desertlife #travel #adventure #wanderlust #wildercalifornia #roadtrip #cactus #ilovejoshuatree
Here’s another one: Sunrise or Sunset? Comment below.
Wicked Finger Arch, JTNP. Sometimes the most interesting discoveries occur after the sun calls it a day! #offthebeatenpath #ilovejoshuatree #solitude #peaceandquiet #findyourpark #exploremore #hikingadventures #itsamazingoutthere #takenwithiphone6
We’re getting so excited to host an intimate group of you for an embroidery workshop with @sarahkbenning at the Casita on Nov.24! We’ll start with a plant walk through the garden to learn about a few varieties of cacti, and then Sarah will teach you how to translate those plants into stitches. We’ll provide lunch, materials, and everyone that attends the workshop will receive a signed copy of our book ‘At Home in Joshua Tree’ as well! 🌵✨ sign up here: https://thejoshuatreehouse.com/cactus-embroidery-sarah-k-benning/ #athomeinjoshuatree
The view from Keys View, inside @joshuatreenps is amazing. This small hike is handicap accessible and is the perfect place to watch the sun rise or set across the Coachella Valley.
These moments are necessary. To be quite honest, we’re addicted to our work—everything from designing new spaces, writing and reflecting on our experiences, and attempting to capture it all with photography. We often take on more than we can handle alone, and would most likely send ourselves into terrible health without the help of those around us. Our crew at the JTH (Geneva, Mindy, Lori, Armando, and Heidi) make it possible for us to have the time and space to work on creative projects like our book ‘At Home in Joshua Tree’, and to take evenings off like this one to simply sit out and enjoy the sunset together. @jcrew #ad #meetmycrew
These moments are necessary. To be quite honest, we’re addicted to our work—everything from designing new spaces, writing and reflecting on our experiences, and attempting to capture it all with photography. We often take on more than we can handle alone, and would most likely send ourselves into terrible health without the help of those around us. Our crew at the JTH (Geneva, Mindy, Lori, Armando, Heidi, and Chase) make it possible for us to have the time and space to work on creative projects like our book ‘At Home in Joshua Tree’, and to take evenings off like this one to simply sit out and enjoy the sunset together. @jcrew #ad #meetmycrew
We’ve been dying to share some of the photos we took for our book ‘At Home in Joshua Tree’, but thought we’d start with some outtakes. This was from a scene we photographed for a section about entertaining as a natural extension of home. Wooden serving boards (like this one from @fire_onthe_mesa ) keep entertaining simple and beautiful. Here’s a quote from our book: “Entertaining can easily become an overcomplicated additional layer to life, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Boxes of holiday decor and dishware stashed away for special occasions are a thing of the past. Curating well-made items that are both beautiful and functional throughout your home means that those pieces are there to help rather than inhibit you as one more thing to store away.” #athomeinjoshuatree
Yesterday was the new moon, which means the sky looked like this out here in the desert. 🌑✨🙌🏻 It also means we updated our New Moon playlist for the fall season. @chase.mcbride curated just about five hours of music for you all featuring @rattlesnakecharm. It’s a good one—hope you enjoy it as much as we are. 🎶 #newmoonplaylist
Joshua Tree National Park Blackrock Canyon. The California Trail steps from the Joshua Tree Ranch makes it easy for me to start my adventure early with no driving involved this Joshua Tree I have photographed many times over the years and I have named wishbone is just a short distance down the trail. Happy Weekend Friends. 😎 #joshuatreephotographer #healthylifestyle #hiker #losangelesphotographer #outdoorphotography #landscape #landscapephotography #divine_deserts #westbysouthwest #ilovejoshuatree #yuccavalley #palmsprings #joshuatreeranch #naturephotography #naturestaker #sunrise #desertsunrise
I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to post much this summer. I have done a lot of shooting though, and look forward to catching up on my processing in the coming weeks. In the meantime I grabbed one from last summer that I haven’t posted here. This was one of a series of shots I did at the base of long wash in Joshua Tree National Park last August. By day, most of these rocks and boulders appear very ordinary (unless you’re a rock lover like me) but with low level lighting, they take on new characteristics as shadow and light play off one another. When I processed this last year, I wasn’t thrilled with how the rocks turned out, but a little over a year later I they look better than I remembered. Maybe fewer lights next time. Nikon D810+14-24 (14mm, f/2.8, 15 seconds, ISO 6400) Images stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker (SLS) Color and Blending in Lightroom 6 and Photoshop CS6. #astrophotography #newmilkyway #natgeospace #nightscaper #milkywaychasers #thenakedsingularity #universetoday #natgeospace #ilovejoshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #desertinstitute #longexpo_addiction #ig_astrophotography #igworldclub_sky #californiacaptures #caligrammers #devine_deserts #desertsky #nikond810 #earthofficial #nikonnofilter #longexpo_addiction #neewer #manfrotto #igworldclub_astrophotography #timelessuniverse #astrography #nightshooterz #nightshooters #thedailycosmos
Until I started making the present a priority everything was pushed off until "later". I could become a freelance designer "later", I could move "later". "Now" is scary, but it quickly shapes our future. @fossil has asked me to share how I take the time to follow my passions… it’s in these moments: getting outside for an hour or two despite the guilt of not being “productive”, exploring a new place, turning off notifications for a while, and writing with real pen and paper just to see what comes out. These small acts add up… so be nice to yourself. Productivity is not always hours spent working, but away from work, refueling. #sponsored
Somehow, it’s already almost the weekend again. 🌵✨ (photo is by our sweet casita guest @denisebovee ) #jthouseguestsrock #thejoshuatreecasita
Here’s the view from our future bedroom. Construction is finally coming to an end this week. Over the next month, we’ll be cleaning, furnishing, arranging, and making sure everything is perfect for you to come visit. We can’t wait to host you.
Joshua Tree National Park Blackrock Canyon. That beautiful southwest corner of the park laced with landscape diversity and beauty in the soft light hours of the day I will hike this canyon that transforms into a landscape photographers bonanza. Find your good fortune along Blackrocks Trails. #naturephotography #landscape #landscapephotography #joshuatreephotographer #losangeles #losangelesphotographer #hike #hiking #sunset #westbysouthwest #divine_deserts #palmsprings #yuccavalley #ilovejoshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #healthylifestyle
🙏🏼 #ThankYou #JoshuaTree for the breath of fresh air #ILoveJoshuaTree
Definitely the highlight of the day! 🐢🐢🐢 #hidesert #ilovejoshuatree #arlogram @campjoshuatree
🏆🐉 I may never leave for I have found heaven #SolidGold #Brontosaurus #bhavior #ILoveJoshuaTree 📸 by @bradensummers
😎 🎨💡🌵 Desert Life is #GivingMeLife #inspired #ArtQueen #ILoveJoshuaTree
🌞🌵 #Sundown on JT #ILoveJoshuaTree
Joshua Tree National Park Feeling Fall in the Sunrise and Sunset hours but the days remaining warm soon we will be back in season and the crowds will return and mid day hikes become a reality again this photo taken near Quail Springs #healthylifestyle #hiking #hike #losangeles #joshuatreephotographer #losangelesphotographer #socal #landscape #landscaphotography #traveladventures #adventure #bouldering #divine_deserts #westbysouthwest #fiftyshades_of_nature_ #desertlight #ilovejoshuatree #palmsprings #yuccavalley #jt #outdoors
Looking forward to the colorful fall and winter skies that make the California deserts such amazing places to be. A different perspective on a good friend...February 2018. #californiaadventure #landscapephotography #desertsky #devine_deserts #desert #mojavedesert #ilovejoshuatree #caligrammers #cloudporn #godscountry #sonyrx100
Desert flora
Pink skies at night. 🌵✨ #thejoshuatreehacienda
Joshua Tree National Park really is a magical place. 🌄🏜✨⛺️
No, that's not a hotdog in his mouth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ilovejoshuatree
Are we crazy that on days in the 90’s it sometimes feels too cold to get in the pool?? What has the desert done to us?! 😂 The weather says that next week we’ll have temps in the 80’s - we’re gonna have to get our sweaters out.
Sweet and slow casita mornings. We can feel the air cooling, mornings lately have felt a bit like fall. ☕️✨ #thejoshuatreecasita
Joshua Tree National Park A well maintained trail for sure but it has to be it is probably the most popular trail in the park and it’s only a mile long don’t miss the Hidden Valley Trail it’s epic at sunrise. #joshuatreephotographer #jt #yuccavalley #naturephotographer #landscape #naturestaker #nature #divine_deserts #palmsprings #westbysouthwest #healthylifestyle #travel #palmsprings #losangeles #losangelesphotographer #joshuatreenationalpark #ilovejoshuatree #trails #hiking #hikingadventures #hiker
Desert haze
We always talk about taking the time to reflect, reset, and create, and the process of creating this book offered us all three (particularly a lot of reflection). Sitting in that silence of reflection with a blank document before us as we started writing our book was incredibly intimidating - and now that we are just a couple of months away from the release of the book all of those feelings are resurfacing. A bit of both excitement and nervousness will be with us for the next few months, but it’s been so meaningful to get sweet messages from you all who have pre-ordered. We put our hearts into this project. ❤️ (ps - here’s another outtake from our author photos that @timmelideo took for us. we do own other clothes - like at least two other outfits 😂) #athomeinjoshuatree
Update: Winner is @victoriawojtan !✨🌕FULL MOON GIVEAWAY🌕✨ Our book, ‘At Home in Joshua Tree: A Field Guide to Desert Living’ releases in less than two months, and we truly can’t wait to share this labor of love with you. The book covers our carefully curated design principles, wellness practices and entertaining rituals, as well as guides to desert trails, wildlife, and plants. In celebration of the upcoming release, we’re giving away a two night stay at the Casita, and a private ride for the winner plus one friend with us (Sara & Rich) around Joshua Tree in @seescoutgo to a few of our favorite spots! #fullmoongiveaway #athomeinjoshuatree
One of our favorite hikes is Arch Rock Nature Tail. This is a perfect hike if you have limited time in the park, or if you’re not into rigorous hikes. It’s only a half mile loop to see the Arch Rock, a 25-foot natural arch formed by centuries of erosion. The trail starts by campsite #9 of White Tank Campground off Basin Road inside @joshuatreenps.
A Rocky Night / Lit by the Moon
Late summer date night: peeling cactus fruit side by side and drinking @CooperandThief Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend. It’s just the way we like it. 🌵🍷 #cooperandthief #partner #msgfor21 +
I can’t decide what brings me more joy: this dog or the fact that Auntie Anne’s followed me on Twitter. ... JK the pretzels are a close second.
Felt good to do some personal shooting last night in Joshua Tree. 🌚
Sunrise made more golden by a random cloud 💛 #desertlife #ilovejoshuatree
Solid (and liquid) gold.
Because we don’t post enough Joshua Trees... Happy Thursday everyone! 🌵🌳🤔
Even the smallest bits of water transform our summer days out here. We always feel grateful to live out in the desert in a time where it’s possible to have access to water, work remotely, and even have conveniences like a/c. We never take those resources for granted—they’ve come to mean so much more living remotely. 🌵💦 #thejoshuatreehouse
Only the sun, the stars, and the moon can find us here. 🌞✨🌙 #thejoshuatreecasita
One of my favorite places to explore. Looking forward to the next trip.
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” | The clean-up has been a struggle, but we’re getting there! #desertsongjoshuatree 🌵
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