Saturday, September 5, 2009

First Post:: Krblin Jihn Kabin

Dear Friends,

So much has happened si
nce Bill and I moved to the desert a year ago! Recently I've been feeling the need for a way to keep up with you all better and share what's going on in our lives. I hope this blog does the job.

My plan is to
post something new once a week, on Saturdays. There will be lots of photos, occasional poems, and plenty of stories about our life in the desert.

These photos were taken this spring at the Krblin Jihn Kabin in Joshua Tree. The what, you may ask? Maybe the best way to descr
ibe it is an art installation that presents an alternative/fictitious history of America, aka "Kymaerica."

The creator is Eames
Demetrios, who calls himself "Geographer-at-Large." He has created similar installations all across the country, but the first was this one in Joshua Tree.

Note the writing covering the walls behind us. There is also a map on the ceiling and a compass embedded in the floor, as well as a historical plaque.

To learn more, visit

Thanks to Karine Swenson, the high-desert artist whose blog inspired me to create this one. Visit Karine's blog at

Next week: What We Did This Summer, Part 1!