In the past the word "Desert" and "Beautiful" would not be two words I would place together in the same sentence.
Growing up in Arizona, I've gotten my fill of dry desert waste lands... endured the tumbleweeds, allergies and extra dusting in housework that comes from living in the desert. (haha... not that I actually do a ton of dusting, just keeping it real). Unless the wildflowers are in bloom, I found the desert pretty much a UN-inspiring place that is filled with rattlesnakes and scorpions... two of my least favorite things in the world. I'm a BIG coward when it comes to scorpions, just gives me the shivers just typing that word. blaa! anyways, sidetrack! ;)
However, something has finally sparked inside me to really find the beauty in my surroundings. Right now we are living here and I should make the best of it and showcase the beauty of something I once detested. I think that is pretty much my "Sew-Over-It" way of thinking, take something old and boring to you and make it new, beautiful & exciting! :)
I've been enjoying learning more and enjoying the art of photography... and strangely enough I have found one of my favorite locations to shoot so far has been the desert. Here are a few of my favorite desert photos thus far.
There is nothing more beautiful than an Arizona sunset, well.. except for maybe two people madly in love. ;)
This is how girls play on windy days, when most people run inside and a dust storm is coming... my adventurous daughter and I play outside! ;)
What is something you have a hard time finding "beautiful"? Take a closer look and you might just change your mind.
All this to say about the "desert", and I am off next week for a family vacation to Seattle! Haha.... every desert flower has to soak up the rain for a little bit right? ;)