i was mistaken. we were in the mojave desert and the colorado desert which is part of the sonoran desert, and they border each other. oh dear this is confusing. wikipedia says it better, we were in joshua tree national park which includes both of these two california deserts. we came for one reason, to find and photograph the crotaphytus collaris, common collared lizard.
yucca brevifolia ~ joshua tree
one trail led to a natural oasis
which was really lovely, the shade of these palms was welcome relief
they are so small, measuring 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" only. at this size you are allowed 20 photos only. i chose ones i thought the children would like, animals mostly. and included a couple of photos of the pockets being worn. i thought others might like to have a copy too. so i'm giving away one of these tiny books, and it matters not if you sent a pocket along with me to africa, i know your well wishes were there. it's a small way of saying thank you for making the pockets so very meaningful and so much fun. please leave a comment telling me if you'd like to win one of these books.
if you'd like to make your own photo book, i made a sort of tutorial here and if you go to
mypublisher.com/friend (here) you will receive a FREE $20 gift card. that means you can make a 5 x 7 softcover photobook free with gift card (like the nkozi one), or a classic hardcover photobook for only $9.80 with card. i think you'll love it! (i think if you mention i sent you i may qualify for a discount on future books. thank you if you do!).
thank you again for coming along with us, it is always a pleasure to share our adventures!