Living in the Mojave Desert brings unique challenges and surprising rewards. Follow city expats as they explore permaculture, sustainability, native gardens and medicine, and desert art in Joshua Tree and Wonder Valley.
Individuality, to live at a destination, being self sufficient, quietness, time to ponder life, less distractions to be creative, the critters that inhabit our beautiful high desert, and the wonderful feeling of self-worth.... these are just a few additions to your list :)
Someone else reminded me of the sunrises and sunsets, which force so many people (not you, Bob!) to turn in and wake up on the sun's schedule. And I also forgot my personal favorite - the clouds, from which I find it difficult to look away.
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