Monday, March 16, 2009

TWO WEEKS IN THE DESERT WAS NOT NEARLY ENOUGH

We just got back from our annual desert trek. This year we stayed for two weeks!!
When looking upon two weeks going into the trip I wondered if it might be a little too much time. It turned out to be short. We were not ready to come back!!
The peace that you find while there and the quiet renews spirit and soul. The colors the mountains take on at sunrise and sunset are so pleasing and refreshing. The clouds hung on the ridge of the mountains as if to try to hold them back in frivolous fancy as if they were playing with each other.
The wind howled as it showed its fierce power as it blew gusts past our fifth wheel, but for most of our days we had perfect weather.
The moon was only a sliver of a fingernail followed by beautiful Venus as they both set behind the mountain ridge, as an opening to the vast array of sparkling diamonds cast across the night sky, and then a week later the appearance of the full moon which lit up the desert inviting you to walk along and enjoy the silhouette of the occotillo and those beautiful mountains surounding us.
One night we sat at a campfire and laughed as we witnessed the kangaroo rats hopping and jumping as they challenged each other for collecting strewn birdseed from the bird feeder.
I had never seen this before. What entertainment!
The wild flowers were once again on display to our enjoyment, and we actually took time to stop and photograph them for hours on end, having a personal contest to see who got the best shot.
Steve is now becoming a photographer.
On hikes and walks it is as if God has planted His garden here.It is here for our pleasure.Everywhere I look I am in awe of the beauty of this desert!
I even took the time to draw and paint. While I was busy doing this a Jackrabbit ambled by,as though it didn't bother him to share his home with me for the time.
Great times, great friends, great pictures!
The Big Horn sheep, the Borrego, were there, however how we tried to find them, they did not come to the water while we hiked.
I can't wait until next year! Come with us!

2 comments:

Erika said...

We had a lot of fun, too. I am looking forward to next year!

Modern Crush said...

It just sounds so magical!