PFTA: Zabriskie Point

In my former life as a tour guide, I took a small group to Yosemite and San Francisco.  After leaving Las Vegas, the first stop we made was at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park.  It’s a nice two minute walk from the road up a small hill that has this beautiful vista.  It was a beautiful spring morning and I was enjoying my first visit to Death Valley.  I saw this view, and I was in awe at the beauty of the desert. 

Enjoy

Life is full of storm clouds, and gloom and doom.  A friend of mine likes to say that stormy black clouds are “ominous and foreboding”.  It’s very difficult sometimes to look for the good in all that gloom and foreboding, but no matter where you look there is always hope and beauty.

There may be pouring rain, but look for the water falls and rainbows.  There may be dark skies and a stiff wind, but listen to the leaves in the trees rattle and swish.  There may be black clouds, but the sun is there poking his head through to brighten even the darkest of days.

Here is my home on a stormy afternoon, rife with clouds and threats of flash floods.  There is always beauty in Nature around us.  Go out there and enjoy.  If there are storm clouds on the horizon, anticipate the rain, relax and enjoy.

Kelly

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The Road Less Traveled

Have you asked yourself lately where you want to be? At work? Home? In the desert or mountains?

Sometimes I’d just like to curl up next to a roaring fire with a good book and a steaming mug of hot chocolate. But my first choice would be out in nature, either in the mountains or desert. It’d have to be the desert this time of year because of snow in the mountains.

But my favorite place to be is where few others go: The Road Less Traveled, because there are things to see there that are just too beautiful to describe.

Have a great day and enjoy your road less traveled.

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