White Pocket

A week ago, I wandered into the deserts of Arizona with my friend dawn2dawn to photograph White Pocket.  This is an area on the Arizona Strip that is difficult to get to and (sometimes) hard to find.  (We got lost a couple of times, and it’s very sandy and easy to get stuck).

Needless to say, we found it- Yeah!!!  I had never been there, so it was a new experience to see all the amazing formations that are there.  I could easily have spent a couple of days here.

Here’s a taste of what I found.

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Oh, yes, mushrooms even grow in rocks…how interesting!!

This strata of sandstone is known to have dinosaur footprints and evidence of their existance.  I was asking outloud if there are any dinosaur footprints in this area, and I looked over and couldn’t believe my eyes!  I found not a dinosaur print, but a giant footprint of a sneaker!!  My foot is next to it for comparison (I wear a size 9).

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Just as we left, a jackrabbit ran in front of us.  Before he did, though, I was able to get a good look at him.  Somehow I think it’s the Easter Bunny out for a training run.

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Happy Easter, everyone!  Enjoy your adventures and be safe!  It’s a desert out there!!!

Kelly

 

 

 

The Crossing

The Crossing

This photo is called “The Crossing” I’m using it to say farewell to two cousins who have crossed over in the last couple of weeks. November has been a very tough month for me. Not only saying farewell to two cousins, but also remembering my dear mother who passed in November several years ago. Losing family members is very tough, but the faith that there is another realm of existence where families will be together helps a great deal. It lessens the pain of loss and sorrow. I wish to express my gratitude to these two wonderful cousins and my mother who have influenced my life and were great examples to me of how to live life to the fullest and enjoy each moment.

Life is precious. It’s important to enjoy each moment you can with family and friends, because what else is there? Without family and friends, we have nothing.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving where we celebrate our Thanks to our Creator for all He gave us, and for the ultimate sacrifice of His Son, who gave us life that we will be lifted up perfected at the last day to be with those we love.

Isn’t that what this holiday season is really about? Giving thanks and remembering the real meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I hope you remember to enjoy your time together with family and friends, and remember to slow down this holiday season and remember why we celebrate.

Kelly