Doesn't that sound like a green place with bubbling water and springs?
nope -- that doesn't describe Borrego Springs, California.
Borrego Springs is a high desert surrounded by barefaced mountains over 5,000 feet high.
Halprin Wayland, photographer Sara Jane Boyers, and I visited author Ginger Wadsworth and her husband at their house in Borrego Springs this past weekend. As usual when we get together, we talked and talked and talked. And ate. (I had picked up one of the famous Jullian pies for desert.)
We took walks on the desert (I really enjoyed the hot weather -- San Diego weather has been in the 50s and 60s and the 90 degrees felt good), and saw a rattlesnake. Luckily it was traveling AWAY from us and was a small one. Ginger was surprised that it was out so early in the year, but the area had been unusually hot for so early in the spring so that probably woke the snakes from hibernation.