Apr 04

Daily Pics: A Desert Surprise

by in America, US Road Trip 2014

I had never thought much about deserts until today. Who knew something so seemingly inhospitable and hostile could be a thing of raw beauty and abundance. Plants, animals, birds and all manner of creatures seem to grow and thrive. They adapt in glorious ways. Adaptation is a skill. Change can be a gift. We booked our flight back to New York City last week. May 11 to meet up with Squee and Fatty Patty. But in truth I have been apprehensive and torn about returning back to the fold. It wasn't until this evenings conversation with Big Red that I surprised even myself. I had a game plan, a spark, a thing of raw beauty and abundance. It had been there all along, and all I had to do was hear myself say it out loud.

 

Baby boy o with Apple

An apple a day

 

Road sign for the desert museum

Heading to the desert museum

 

Yellow desert trees

Burst of color

 

Red flowering cacti

Beauty in the raw

 

White car advertising desert museum

Desert ark

 

Lizard sitting on rock

Hidden in plain sight

 

Bird into of prickly cacti

Standing tall even on a prickly surface

 

Desert museum loop

Doing the half mile loop

 

Bee stack

Condos for bees, sort of like NYC, rooms with a view

 

Desert scape

Peaceful, calm and open

 

Baby boy o looking over at little girl

Flirting with a girl way too old for him

 

Bobcat

Bob the bobcat

 

Falcons on cacti

Falcon landing

 

Two Falcons flying

Falcon free form

 

Up close cacti

Up close and prickly

 

Red desert plants

Nature's garden

 

Cacti sprouting

Sprouting out

 

Cacti standing straight and tall

Straight and tall

 

Javelina resting in shade

Don't call me a pig, I'm a javelina

 

Baby boy o with big smile

Best smile in the world

 

Desert family selfie

Desert selfie

 

Prairie dog

Fascinated with the prairie dogs

 

Heron

I'm watching you!

 

Cactus spikes

Getting stuck into cactus

 

Baby boy o looking at fish

Baby boy o loves fish

 

Yellow fish

Finding Nemo

 

Rollercoaster road back

Rollercoaster road

 

Tra-tel RV park

Catching up on news with Big Red

 

English hubby with happy face grilling

Happy grilling

 

Blueberry pie and ice cream

American as blueberry pie

 

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