Saturday, October 25, 2014

Desert Succulence

What I appreciate most about spending time in our California desert region is its countless examples of surviving and thriving in less than optimum or desirable conditions and how these examples of determination can inspire us to survive and thrive within our own lives.  Life in the desert is a reminder that strength and beauty can always persist despite adverse conditions.  Be patient and observant, remain hopeful and determined, and you will find “succulence” where you least expect!

I admired many strong and beautiful succulents while hiking in Joshua Tree National Park during last week’s vacation.  Here are just a few...