Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sand Dunes

Just a couple miles from our desert house are sand dunes hidden in the folds of some hills. They're not visible from the main road, but for some reason the sand must get trapped in the area during high winds. It's a fun place to take a jeep and a camera!
The hills on the horizon are the northern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park. It's called the "Wonderland of Rocks" and for good reason. Our house is over there somewhere on the right.


Something about those ripples in the sand that are irresistible from a photography point-of-view!


My granddaughter loved the challenge of climbing the dunes!




...And did a little happy dance once she reached the top!


Making a sand angel!

A giant sand box??!

All too soon it was getting dark and time to head home.
Linking with Skywatch Friday.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!!

49 comments:

  1. Beautiful scenes. Thanks for sharing them.

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  2. How thrillingly gorgeous.
    As if a photogenic landscape like that isn't wonderful enough, you have that sweet little girl modelling for you.

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  3. That is just a blessed little girl!

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  4. Kids see the opportunity wherever they are! Wish as adults we could have kept that ability! Love her happy dance, and thanks for coming by!

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  5. Beautiful photos - sand dunes are special, whether they're in your desert, by the ocean, or in the middle of Colorado.

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  6. The dessert can really be so beautiful. thanks !

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  7. I'm not sure who had more fun, you or granddaughter. You are making great memories for her. Beautiful pics.

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  8. That is one GIANT sandbox. I love your photos, such an amazing area to live in and the ones with your granddaughter are great. Gorgeous pics!

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  9. Amazing views. Beautiful photos :)

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  10. What fun! Gorgeous shots and what an adorable granddaughter you have.

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  11. looks like you both had a lot of fun :-) beautiful pics !!!

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  12. Loved this series... your granddaughter is adorable, as is her happy dance!

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  13. beautiful images, yes there is something irresistible about sand ripples. you made me smile with the photo and caption - giant sand box. clearly fun time for both of you.

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  14. Great shots again. Can't say no more.

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  15. Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    https://andarilharar.blogspot.pt/

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  16. Hello, Your granddaughter is adorable. I love the happy dance, the sand angel and the cute sand box photo too. They are all great photos, lovely sunset. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  17. Yes,those ripples are fascinating

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  18. the sand ripples are beautiful and so is the sky.

    Your granddaughter makes an adorable subject.

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  19. Amazing dune photos - it is CO Sand Dunes National Monument on a smaller scale! Your granddaughter looks like she's getting exercise and having a lot of fun.

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  20. Wonderful photos of the sand dunes and the hills in the distance.
    The photos of the silhouet of your granddaughter are my favorites ... just wonderful!

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  21. The first two desert shots-- and the two silhouettes are world-class beautiful. Well done!

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  22. Oh what fun for a little one! My old brain just thinks...ew, sand in my britches. HA HA ! Have a great weekend!

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  23. Looks like a great place for fun and beautiful scenery!

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  24. These are really wonderful pictures. The dunes is something I do not often see.
    Your grandchild is playing out there just like we do in the winter in the snow.

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  25. Such beautiful pictures of the dunes, along with the little one!

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  26. Beautiful dunes and beautiful photos. It looks like you granddaughter is having a blast!

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  27. How beautiful! Everything in your photos just makes me smile! Your sweet grand daughter is adorable and has the best sand box ever!

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  28. What beautiful dune photos!! Especially the second make me sigh. Your granddaughter is adorable!

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  29. Splendid images of the textures in the sand and your granddaughter having so much fun!

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  30. These are so beautiful Peter -- the sand looks alive! Love to see your g-d having so much fun in nature. That one photo of her joyful dance (in silhouette) at the top of the dune is absolutely amazing. Anyone could frame that on their wall, just as a reminder of what happiness is all about. (You of course could, and probably do, frame the ones where she is identifiable!)

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  31. The pictures are beautiful...the little girl more beautiful! You are blessed!

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  32. lovely as usual. Sand angels? In Sweden we are making snow angels :)

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  33. Amazing sceneries, very nice the silhouet of your granddaughter with that beautiful sky!

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  34. Beautiful photos of sand dunes and also of your grand daughter dancing and enjoying the giant sand box. Lovely sky!

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  35. What a great set of images..kudos!

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  36. I really like the sand dunes, reminds me of where i use to live...

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  37. Your sand dunes look very pretty, especially with your adorable granddaughter sitting on top of them! I loved the setting sun photo at the end. You capture the most amazing sights where you live.

    I do hope you get the chance to visit the Great Sand Dune National Park in Colorado someday-- their base is at 8,000 feet elevation and they rise up another 750 feet! They are a wonderful sight to see!

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  38. What a beautiful place you live! Just amazing dunes!
    LOVE the photos of your granddaughter climbing the dunes and with her Mickey!
    Thanks for your visit and nice comment on my Solitude post.

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  39. The header photo is great!
    My husband like so much old cars!

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  40. I like the patterns created by the wind on the sand dunes. Nice picture of the sunset by the way.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com

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  41. I love the wind patterns in the sand and, again, you seem to capture such gorgeous skies! Your grand-daughter is lovely!

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  42. Amazing views. I really like the sand dunes.

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  43. Beautiful photos! When I enlarged them, they were even better!
    I was a lucky kid and spent a lot of time in and around JT also.

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