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Be Alone and Maybe Naked in the Desert

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“I was running and there he was naked . . . ”
Or so the story may have gone. My hubby was outraged when he relayed it to me.
I shrugged, “Where was he? . . . We’ve been down that road plenty of times and not run across anyone else. Right kids?”
Of course they always agree, “Nope, nobody. We see nobody when we go down that road. She probably surprised him!”
Mommy’s logic is solid. Shame the running, not the nakedness!

The story goes, a female happened to be running out in the open desert, down an obscure unpaved road and startled a man that may have been in some state of au naturel. When she caught sight of him, he was attempting to dress himself on the side of his truck.
Sounds good to me.

“He wasn’t trying to flash her, didn’t do a happy dance because he had an audience. She wasn’t accosted. Maybe he had business to attend to. Been there done that, right kids? What’s wrong with that when you don’t expect anyone else around?”
I’m nonchalant. My hubby’s flustered and frowning at me.

“He was naked!

“How naked? The kids have been buck naked in the yard before. No one was around. We’re all naked under our clothes. What’s the big deal, if he thought he was all alone? You wouldn’t expect someone coming up on foot, jogging out in the middle of nowhere! She should wear a bell or something.”

What do you think? Have I gone beyond being a “desert slicker”?
Its hot in the desert. I am more prone to put more on and shade myself from the heat, but I understand that’s not the conventional response to “Lordy, it’s hot out there!” Disrobing to minimal attire is what follows for most folks normally. My mother’s voice nagging me about my freckles and sun spots and wrinkles keeps me shying away from the rays, but others like to just absorb that dry brightness before driving back to the wetter parts of Texas. It feels just different out here. You can breathe . . . and evidently you can run around a little naked.

There’s the story behind this series of lovelies. On Instagram time is so fleeting. People sharing captures, their personal moments, reflections, views, and edits nearly every day. Inspiration in abundance.

This select few truly signify that freedom you feel from being all alone out here in the desert. Where you can stretch out in this wide open space and stand taller than you’ve ever felt and see farther than you ever thought possible.

Click on their IG name on the top-left for their gallery page and on the left, if you are logged in to IG – you can easily follow their amazing views.

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Here’s a stupendous capture from the Burning Man event in Black Rock “City” in Nevada. Dave Weschky chose just the right moment to make this so memorable, really highlighting the significance of the expressive stance of this sculpture. I love revisiting it.

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When in the desert, do you let it all hang out?
When no one’s looking . . .


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  1. September 29, 2015    

    Beautiful instagram captures!

    • September 30, 2015    

      Thank you! Glad you share the love.

  2. September 29, 2015    

    Being completely alone in nature is unlike anything else, the freedom is intoxicating!

    • September 29, 2015    

      Yes, once you realize what is natural and easy, you will yearn for more.

  3. September 13, 2015    

    Wow, these are some absolutely stunning pictures. We haven’t been to where the cactus are (specifically Arizona where my in laws have vacationed FOREVER) since we had kids, but these pictures take me right back to hiking the mountains and enjoying the dude ranch. City slickers, here I come!
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    • September 14, 2015    

      Chicago isn’t that far from the desert – I wish you a road trip in your future! The desert is something to behold in person. Something about its simplicity that helps develop a unique sensitivity. Really challenges perception of beauty. So glad you like my features!

  4. September 10, 2015    

    I live in such a populated area that being the only person around for miles would be a totally alien feeling for me. Probably, it would be too strange, so no, I wouldn’t run around naked! lol
    But honestly, I can’t blame anyone if they felt like it!
    Love the pics 🙂

    • September 10, 2015    

      I thought the same several years ago I was a city person through and through. It was a real challenge dealing with the quiet and my own thoughts. Really helped me focus on nature. Its a different world – absolutely! As far as nakedness – Whatever you do when no one’s around – have fun at it! I just pick things I like to do and see – I’m never sure if anyone else agrees, so thanks for the feedback.

  5. September 9, 2015    

    These photo’s are spectacular! You never cease to amaze me. Yes, I would love to go running completely naked except for my shoes and socks!
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    • September 9, 2015    

      Next career I will run a gallery, but then it will be the size of airplane hanger, because there is so much that I see and love to share! Love our bodies – that is part of loving nature, isn’t it? Reminder more to self than anything else. Thank you Cynthia!

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