I Have Learned To Appreciate It's Beauty

April 28, 2009

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Growing up the in the desert, I didn't really develop an appreciation
of the beauty that is there. In fact, I always had this
idea that "green" was better. So when I traveled to places that were
"green" I thought that they were somehow better than
where I came from.

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I felt this way until I served a mission in Virginia, which by the way, I love with
all of my heart. When I returned to Arizona after my mission I found beauty
in the desert that I had never seen or appreciated before.

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Now, I find myself stopping along the highway taking pictures of the incredible
beauty that is found in the Arizona desert.
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With The Darlings yelling from the car...."you have got to be kidding me!"
"Why do you need sooooo many pictures of that cactus???"
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But, The Farmer agreed, and since he was driving...I got to stop as much as I wanted,
to photograph the fantastic desert of Arizona.
And it was fantastic!

8 comments :

Kim Skinner said...

Pretty pictures!

Diane Barazoto said...

I too was an adult before I could appreciate the beauty of the desert. It really is spectacular!!!

Pedaling said...

taking pictures is half the fun of car travel. these are nice. and yes, now i see the beauty of the desert much more so than as a kid.
really love these shots.

Jan Turley said...

My favorite pic...the one you put at the top of your blog with your blog title....it is beautiful. You have a good eye for these things!:)

Meredith said...

TEACH ME!! coming from the northwest, i have yet to find the beauty in the desert!

rachelle said...

pretty pics shelley. and what good looking models!

Toni Jones said...

i know what you mean! I miss the desert now, and think it's beautiful everytime i go home.

Pedaling said...

is it okay if i feature one of these spring pics on my blog?

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