Dr. seuss land

 Inspired by my recent western film kick, Avrie and I lit out the first week of January, heading for the desert. My main goal was to soak up the vast land of shrubs and jack rabbits in Joshua Tree National Park. All summer long, Avrie and I watched cowboy flicks like  Tombstone, Lonesome Dove, Open Range, Dances With Wolves,  and the like. When I was a kid, I used to fight my dad over the remote in hopes to turn off his beloved black and white OG western films. At the time I hated it, but growing up around them I slowly learned to appreciate them. I've even seen a midget western from the 60s. All cowboys were 4 feet tall, and yes... they used miniature horses. 

Inspired by my recent western film kick, Avrie and I lit out the first week of January, heading for the desert. My main goal was to soak up the vast land of shrubs and jack rabbits in Joshua Tree National Park. All summer long, Avrie and I watched cowboy flicks like Tombstone, Lonesome Dove, Open Range, Dances With Wolves, and the like. When I was a kid, I used to fight my dad over the remote in hopes to turn off his beloved black and white OG western films. At the time I hated it, but growing up around them I slowly learned to appreciate them. I've even seen a midget western from the 60s. All cowboys were 4 feet tall, and yes... they used miniature horses. 

 She likes westerns too....

She likes westerns too....

 Inspired by the recent work of    Kevin Russ   , I want to start taking more landscape photographs. All these were shot on film, Kodak Ektar 100. 

Inspired by the recent work of Kevin Russ, I want to start taking more landscape photographs. All these were shot on film, Kodak Ektar 100. 

 Shrub.

Shrub.

 Typical vanlife meal.

Typical vanlife meal.

 Master rock collector. 

Master rock collector. 

 There's a bad moon on the rise!

There's a bad moon on the rise!

 The joshua trees remind me of something right out of a Dr. Seuss book. What do you think?

The joshua trees remind me of something right out of a Dr. Seuss book. What do you think?

 Dawn patrol.

Dawn patrol.

 I love getting inspired by others' work or even Hollywood movies. Hope you enjoyed the photos.

I love getting inspired by others' work or even Hollywood movies. Hope you enjoyed the photos.

Southern California Winter

 On Tuesday the 27th, Avrie and I headed north on the 5 freeway in search of snow. Growing up in southern California, I haven't had too much experience being in this strange substance, so I figured we would take a day to search for some nearby fields we could play around in. We only ended up driving 45 minutes to the Frazier Mountain area, and what we found was pretty satisfying. Take a look.

On Tuesday the 27th, Avrie and I headed north on the 5 freeway in search of snow. Growing up in southern California, I haven't had too much experience being in this strange substance, so I figured we would take a day to search for some nearby fields we could play around in. We only ended up driving 45 minutes to the Frazier Mountain area, and what we found was pretty satisfying. Take a look.

 This little tike had the best run of the day.

This little tike had the best run of the day.

 Avrie was born in Indiana and spent a few years there until she moved on to Colorado and California, so she is not a stranger to colder weather.

Avrie was born in Indiana and spent a few years there until she moved on to Colorado and California, so she is not a stranger to colder weather.

 Snowball fights.

Snowball fights.

 I love watching seasons change.

I love watching seasons change.

 Trusty companion.

Trusty companion.

 Boiling water for some coffee, #vanlife style.

Boiling water for some coffee, #vanlife style.

 Frozen toes.

Frozen toes.

 A gift I received for Christmas. John, you know me too well.

A gift I received for Christmas. John, you know me too well.

 Yours truly, in action. Thanks for the photo,    Aves   .

Yours truly, in action. Thanks for the photo, Aves.

 What did I learn from this day? Snow is fun. And you don't have to travel far to find what you're looking for. It may just be right in your backyard.

What did I learn from this day? Snow is fun. And you don't have to travel far to find what you're looking for. It may just be right in your backyard.