Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14

Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14
There were about a dozen bighorn sheep this date 052614 up on Highway 74, above Palm Desert, CA, and right above Deep Canyon.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cahuilla Indian hut~Whimsical Windows and Delirious Doors~022012

This is an authentic Cahuilla Indian hut which is at the Living Desert Reserve in Palm Desert, CA.  The reserve is at the end of Deep Canyon and I've been a member there for over 30 years.  A Cahuilla elder actually built this house and it is cool in summer, thanks to the palm fronds.  And, the breeze gently flows through it.  I love stopping by it and soaking in all of its smells.  It's a delightful place to visit and just stop and listen and close your eyes. While it doesn't have formal windows or a door, it is an integral part of the Cahuilla culture which is still in our valley.   WWDD for February 20, 2012.  If you would like to read more about the Cahuilla Indians, here is a link:  http://rims.k12.ca.us/foot_prints/Files/prehistory_portal.htm  And, to visit WWDD, please go to:   http://iwishiwereaphotographer.blogspot.com/2012/02/whimsical-windows-delirious-doors-12.html

6 comments:

  1. What a unique find! That indeed looks like a very relaxing place to sit down and close one's eyes... ah :)
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us, and for playing along at WWDD!

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  2. Calling by as another participant in WWDD, an interesting choice for the meme.

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  3. What a neat portal. We are so attuned to modern doors, always looking for the most styled doors in the modern world. Yet, the simple, natural and functional opening is all that's needed to pass through. Perhaps the older civilizations and their simpler ideas ought to be considered more by us...

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  4. Really, you cannot believe how much cooler it is inside this hut on a hot, summer desert day! Ralph, yes, have we REALLY advanced that far, as a civilization? Sometimes the old ways are best. Now, I'm not advocating that we all go out and build Cahuilla huts, but, hey...they worked for hundreds of years!

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  5. fantastic find! This style is very African too.

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  6. That is a doorway into another life--so inviting!

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