“Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” –A.A.Milne

As daylight and dusk began their subtle dance, mother and son splashed and laughed in the sun-kissed water within the welcoming cowboy spa. Their whispered secrets and stories echoing in counterpoint to the coyote choir faintly heard in the rocky hills beyond. “Look,” she pointed as they squinted into the waning light. “Did you see that?”

And together they watched the wonder of the very smallest gifts—swaying cacti, swooping owls, Chuckawalla soaking up the day’s last warmth —growing their hearts ever closer while capturing the sweetest of moments forever within a favorite lifetime memory at this magical vacation rental resort in Joshua Tree.

Words: Cara Wilson-Granat

Music: Tycho