Thursday, October 18, 2012

have you been to the desert

Have you been to the desert?
Have you stood on top of a mound of rock and let the sunshine warm you through? 
Have you watched the bluest sky grow dark in just minutes, and open up on top of you? 
You quickly gather your Littles and run squealing for cover.
Have you been hailed on....not once, not twice, but three times in one day? 
Have you been in the desert after a storm? Watched the rivers begin to flow out of nowhere, the mud shifting and sliding, water rushing down the hills.
And then in minutes, the water is gone. The thirsty earth has stolen every drop. 
Have you ever had a rainbow's end land right on your very own tent?
Have you watched the sun melting from the sky, spreading reds and golds and pinks across the rocks and sand below?
Have you looked up at the stars at night, and seen a million more than you've ever seen before?
Have you snuggled in a tent and listened to the thunder rolling rolling rolling all the way across the sky? 
Have you seen lightening so bright that it hurt your eyes with them shut?

Have you visited the desert with a problem, a worry, a trouble on your mind? 
And left them all there, rolling out with the thunder. 
Coming home with a happy heart and red stained feet.
I have.

a few iphone shots.....we were playing so much I rarely had my big camera.

a few more. bless you iphone.

a few real ones
the end.

Have you been to the desert?

happy weekend!


in dreams said...

oh, wow - what a fantastic visit! i haven't been to any deserts yet, but they are high on my list of places to visit (especially ones with shifting romantic!). :)

Kylie said...

I was born and raised in the desert, and there is *nothing* like a desert storm. Beautiful photos!

Unknown said...

sigh! no..make that "deep sighhhhhhhhh!"

Unknown said...

Love this post. Your pictures are amazing. The desert is a one of a kind place...gorgeous.

This blog no longer exists said...

I live in Arizona... does that count? ;)

Kelly said...

Stunning!! Living life with gusto! LOVE, LOVE your blog!

Bridget said...

gorgeous pictures, as always, sheena.

Carey Alina said...

Yes I have/do, so many, many times. It heals deeply and inspires the soul.
Have you ever read RED by Terry Tempest Williams?

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