I have a soft spot for long, close to the ground dogs, having had close relationships in my life with a Basset Hound and my two Scotties, MacTavish and Gracee. Blogless Marsha, our friend, Phyllis, and I recently had the pleasure of attending the Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show.
As for the giant canine variety, daughter Elina and grandsons, Rye and Parker, and I visited the Yard Dog sculpture located nearby our place in the Coachella Valley, the antithesis of long and close to the ground:
As promised, here are a couple of photos from Joshua tree National Park. The unusual trees were named by the migrating Mormons who were reminded of biblical Joshua, reaching his hands up to the sky in prayer.
The unusual recent rains added a damp dimension to the scenery:
Next thing you know there will be fishing in the desert.