I am a Native woman, and these are my stories of my evolving relationship with the Southern California desert. These stories are written through my eyes, through my personal experiences, and are not the experiences of any other Native person or tribe.
This book does not fit in any one category. Some might call it “nature awareness”. My stories are 30 short reflections, about my relationship to the land and its plant and animal inhabitants. They are illustrated with my original art work, and my husband’s original photographs. Some people may find these stories meditative; to others, the stories will speak to them spiritually. And for some, hopefully there are some good belly laughs.
I hope these stories will speak to you, in whatever way they are meant to. I am delighted to share them. I wrote them as they happened, as I felt moved to by the desert. I hope you will find something in them, and that will make you smile.
Walk in Beauty,