He shut his eyes. June dawns, July noons, August evenings over, finished, done, and gone forever with only the sense of it all left here in his head. Now, a whole autumn, a white winter, a cool and greening spring to figure sums and totals of summer past. And if he should forget, the dandelion wine stood in the cellar, numbered huge for each and every day. He would go there often, stare straight into the sun until he could stare no more, then close his eyes and consider the burned spots, the fleeting scars left dancing on his warm eyelids; arranging, rearranging each fire and reflection until the pattern was clear….

So thinking, he slept.

And, sleeping, put an end to Summer, 1928.

Ray Bradbury, “Dandelion Wine”


Like a lover you hate to say goodbye to wanting to hold onto every little precious moment before reality sets in…Summer is about to enter into Fall at Joshua Tree Oasis…and with it the transformation of time and the silky luxury of being caressed by the sun not wanting to end just yet…It’s still alive: this delicious feel of summertime wrapping around you not wanting to relinquish the fun, the essence of carefreedom. So it goes at the Josh—touted as one of the most enchanting desert resorts in the country–where even though the calendar signals the inevitable summer farewell, time seems to have stopped.

Summer still prevails along with the shimmering heat warming the cowboy spa to that just right temperature for all day soaking…and the hammocks still beckon cocooning away cares like a moving lullabye…and the cacti sway around you from every window and every rocky overlook…and if you’re lucky you might even catch a quick stare from a wide-eyed bobcat…or hear a coyote chorus in the moonlight. Feel the feel of your heart beating in time to such profound peace long after the last rays of August ebb into September and October.  This exquisite desert vacation resort offers you the chance to take your time saying goodbye to Summer. It still resonates and glows everywhere you walk and slow dance and hike and gather together around the table feasting like never before. At Josh you can hold onto Summer a little bit longer in this sacred stillness…this stunning desert hideaway of beauty…where summer lingers long after fall arrives.

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