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Desert Lady Diaries

Dec 10, 2019

For this episode of the podcast, listeners were invited to send in one question they wanted me to answer. 
Here's a sampling of some of the questions answered in this episode:
"What makes Dawn Davis produce the Desert Lady Diaries?"
"When and how did you become a voice over artist?"
"Would you talk about the...

Dec 3, 2019

On being in retirement bliss
It was a lunch hour trip to the California Museum of Photography in Riverside, where Julia first experienced Joshua Tree. The exhibit was the result an annual photographic expedition to Joshua Tree National Park. Finding out it was an annual event, Julia put it in her heart to attend and...

Nov 26, 2019

Cheryl's first experience with desert was in the early 80’s, driving to Palm Springs for Spring Break with a friend - and her friend’s grandmother drove them around Palm Springs to see the sights.
After that, Cheryl started coming out to the desert on her own, not really knowing about Joshua Tree until a former...

Nov 19, 2019


Kathleen Lowndes is proof that attitude is everything.
Kathleen's first experience with desert was on a family move from Upstate NY to Inglewood California via the infamous Route 66 – Kathleen was eight years old. She recently found a black and white photo from 1955 of her family under a Joshua tree in...

Nov 12, 2019


Imagine driving into the desert, a place of wide open spaces where you can see for miles, and not being able to breathe. This was Mary Sojourner's first experience with desert, somewhere between Parker, AZ and 29 Palms.
Mary had moved west in 1985 from Rochester NY ‘to write and fight for the earth'. It was Edward...