When The Going Gets Weird, The Weird Go To Joshua Tree: Wasim Muklashy

Since I’m going to be spending the next few days in Joshua Tree National Park, I thought I would share this post by Wasim from when he spent a few days taking photos there! I’ll be taking some pictures while I’m here, but I can guarantee they won’t be as good as his! 

It’s so important to both of mental and physical well-being to spend some time outside in natural environments. It can be a challenge for people in urban areas, but if you can’t get out of the city I encourage you to find some areas with natural scenery around you. Even spending some time in a small park can help you mentally. For so many of us during quarantine, we have spent a lot of time indoors, so getting outside is even more important than ever. As always though, stay safe!


“This is going to be a short one. In fact, I won’t even go past these few intro sentences, as there’s not much introduction that a sunset at Joshua Tree National Park really needs. I just happened to be in Southern California at my folks house getting a few personal matters in order, and my girlfriend decided to come down and help, so on Valentine’s Day weekend, we figured we’d take a little break and head out to Palm Springs for a few days, one of which we spent at Joshua Tree.

Here’s a slideshow of the resulting images (with a couple of panoramics afterwards).

Hope you dig…”

“Also, if you’d like to purchase any of my prints to bring nature into your home since we can’t really get out into nature ourselves these days while she rehabilitates herself, check out my brand spankin’ new purchase page on my site (also still a work in progress) for canvas prints, art prints, and even greeting cards: the purchase page. During this time of weirdness, 10% of all proceeds will be split between Global Giving’s COVID relief fund , and Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO), the non-profit I sit on the board of that brings ecology education to kids in underserved communities.

And to follow along with more of my shenanigans, check me out on Instagram.”

Thanks again to Wasim for letting us put some of his amazing photos on the blog! Wasim is a professional photographer who will also work for fresh food! If you grow food and are in the San Diego area, Wasim has listed his skills in photography in exchange for some of your backyard bounty! So be sure to check out his listing and reach out to him if you are interested. As usual, if you have any questions for me you can send me a message at Ahitchens or leave a comment.


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