Welcome to my Death Valley National Park Kblossoms jewelry inspired blog! We just came back from a camping trip in Death Valley under the millions of vibrant stars and shooting stars. We saw so many shooting stars from the Orionid Meteor Shower from Halley's Comet. We were so excited that each of our pictures captured from one to 4 shooting stars! We drove 50 miles off road to reach the beautiful and relaxing 80 degree warm hot springs of Saline Valley where we soaked up the pristine waters during sunset hour with the burros right behind us. I'm not much of a camper but couldn't miss out on this opportunity to bathe in warm natural hot springs water, cook our own food, and camp in a tent under the brilliant stars and witnessed many shooting stars in the dark night sky as there was no light pollution in the desert. I highly recommend this trip to enjoy the outdoors, away from the city, away from people and to be one with nature with the coyotes and burros roaming around. It was so relaxing and I would definitely come again. The people at the camp site were very nice and you can bring your dogs too. During the day, we drove all over Death Valley to see the salt flats, hiked the mosaic slot canyons, view the entire basin from Aguaberry point and Zabrinski point. We even got to hike to Darwin waterfall, a gorgeous waterfall in Death Valley. The moving rocks in Racetrack Playa and the Ubehebe Crater were pretty amazing points of interests. The best time to visit Death Valley is in the Spring around February where the weather is mild and we saw the superbloom of fields of desert gold flowers, or in October when the days are warm and nights are mild. Camping under the stars in Death Valley inspired me to create my star and moon necklace as we saw a beautiful crescent moon at night. My Kblossoms stars are made with high quality gold filled materials or red quartz precious stones. You can visit my store on Etsy www.kblossoms.etsy.com or clicking the link on each picture. We went camping in Death Valley to see the milky way and shooting stars; to see the less ordinary, but the most extraordinary take away is within you.
Autumn is the season where everyone is in search of adventure, crisp mornings, fresh air, and fields of gold. We took a four day road trip to Colorado to see the beautiful fall foliage that peaks during the last week of September. On the first day, we took the red steam powered train up to Pikes Peak that is about 14,100 feet high in Manitou Springs and saw snow and clouds below us and witnessed many of the silver bark trees turn a yellow golden color. On the second day, we drove through Crested Butte and Kebler Pass that showcased a gorgeous fields of golden yellow golden aspens and pines. The valley looked like it was on fire with yellow and oranges. Maroon Bells was easy to get to as you just park in a nearby parking lot and walk to the lake. The lake reflection of the yellow aspens and snow capped mountains was just gorgeous with peak fall foliage and a hint of fog. We went to the quaint cute town of Aspen for dinner. I like all the buildings and nice shops there. Colorado has many silver bark and aspen trees that has inspired the fall leaf jewelry and paintings of aspens. The weather in Colorado changed drastically every five minutes, it went from sunny to cloudy rainy hail and fog all in day, so make sure to pack layers and a rain jacket, scarf, and gloves. On the third day, we hiked a 2 mile strenuous uphill mountain on rocks and switchbacks to get to the Hanging Lake and Sprouting Rock Waterfall. The emerald green pools of the Hanging Lake is surely worth the effort, a magnificent site to behold. When we reached the Rocky Mountain National Park, it started to hail and snow so many of the roads were closed, luckily we made it out of the snow storm on time driving in total darkness and snow with low visibility. We did enjoy the scenery of the pine trees mixed with yellow aspens and even glimpsed a deer in the meadow. Fall is probably my favorite season of the year. Fall is a second Spring where every leaf is a flower, fluttering down in the wind.