We need the tonic of wildness. At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, un-surveyed, and unfathomed by us. We can never have enough of nature.
Henry David Thoreau
First a confession, I have become a slacker when it comes to writing our journal which has prompted this Special Edition…however, there is good reason! Kit and I have been camped out on family property and have been enjoying a lot of family time. So, to avoid the risk of being “one of those people” that chronicle their every daily ‘movement’ on social media, I’ve decided instead to release a special issue of our photos. Never fear, in issue #9 I will pick right up from the previous edition highlighting some of the events and attractions we have enjoyed during our two weeks stay with brother Dewey and sister in law, Bea.
So, without further ado, here is:
Color in The Desert!
Many folks who have not experienced the beauty in the deserts of the American Southwest believe it is devoid of any color. So, to graphically correct this misconception, Kit and I put together this short pictorial featuring photographs captured over the past ten years in this gorgeous and vibrant area of our country. It is often said that “one picture is worth a thousand words”…so please enjoy this 20,000-word essay on the beauty in our deserts.
And the most beautiful of them all was right in Dewey and Bea’s backyard!
After ten years, exploring 48 states, Kit and I still enjoy winter life in the colorful desert southwest!
Kit’s Bit’s: Indeed, we do love the “color in the desert”! One of the most important things I learned from Miriam, Bill’s mom, is to see beauty in almost everything. Years ago (too many to count) I didn’t care for the desert at all. I’ve learned to slow down and look at all the plants and the local terrain and yes, there are many beautiful flowers, animals and mountains here in the southwest! And, we do enjoy the weather here. PS I still miss a good snowstorm, though, especially since I’m originally from Minnesota! 😊