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Epic Desert Mornings to Remember

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Let’s share some beautiful mornings in the desert . . . As the days gets warmer, the mornings get earlier in my desert world. I have become an avid gardener and it has renewed my daily perspective of living and loving out here in our desert. Our garden babies are welcoming another day of growth […]

A Sahuaro Poem

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I found a saguaro poem on a vintage postcard listed on Etsy that I wanted to remember, so what better way but to share it with you . . . SAHUARO By Ona M. Rollins Giant of the desert How tall and straight you stand, With your arms outstretched to heaven, And your feet down […]

Sleep Under the Most Beautiful Skies in Texas . . . Uniquely Big Bend

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Featuring Uniquely Big Bend Beautiful Night Skies. Over here in Big Bend, West Texas, we have views in abundance. When the sun sets it may surprise some that the views – even in “darkness” – is something to see. Something to witness, admire, and be in utter awe of. It is a world beyond your […]

Flickr Desert Love: Sand Gecko in Namibia

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In the deserts of Namibia, Southwest Africa, there is a popular amazement. . . . and it “barks”!!?? Their communication methods have also been described as squeaks, croaks, clicks ~ altogether a wide range of sounds. Baffling noise in the dead of a desert night from these five inch long marvels known as the Namib […]

25 Reasons to Plan a Desert Wedding

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Since the annual Show-Your-Love-Day aka Valentines is coming up . . . 25 Reasons . . . to set your say your wedding vows in the desert . . .  My wedding was not in the desert, but I can see why it would be a perfect place for a truly meaningful affair. Something about […]

Know a Cactus Lover? Here’s 40 Gift Ideas For Ya . . .

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For those with Prickly Pear Cactus Love that is . . . Are you an Etsy shopper? Sometimes I wish their search engine was more user-friendly, because I spend waaaaaaaay too much time perusing . . . hmmmmmm . . . me thinks there’s a strategy in our midst . . . I am a […]

Spectacular Saguaro Skies

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Note: Click on video if you want to pause or adjust audio. Its all about Saguaro Love. Just something about a saguaro sky is All Desert Love . . . Source: EJ Montini, The Republic | 11:24 a.m. MST March 17, 2015 EJ Montini, there on the left, does not hold back. Starting with […]

My Desert Love Finds Belstaff Fashion for Spring 2016

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Season’s are a-changing. Time to do a little wardrobe shifting. Its like a whole mind-body transition. Breathe out with summer. Breathe in with fall. Bye-bye flip-flops and bermudas . . . hello boots and sweaters . . . Breathe in, breathe out. Especially in Texas where we don’t have distinct seasonal differences. “If you don’t […]

Time to See Clearly Now in the Desert

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“I can see clearly now the rain is gone . . .” When I have a dark desert moment, I push it away with this song. The words are rays chasing away the shadows of my wasteful worries. “Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind . . . ” I remember when it […]

Desert Storms are Electrifying . . . and I love it.

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Why is the lightning so striking – even more dramatically visually striking in the desert? Maybe its the quiet nature of the desert. During the day the wildlife is in a much more subdued, rather sleepy state. All of a sudden the sun can be eclipsed with a cool rush of wind urging us to […]

There’s Burning Man in the Desert and the Art is Amazing.

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I love Instagram, because I get peaks into all these worlds, all these events that I will probably never experience firsthand. Burning Man will definitely be one of them. It is provocative and visually inspiring, but I am no “wild child” and if you read my previous post you’ll recall I personally prefer a layered […]

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 […]

Big Bend National Park: Inspiration on Instagram

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“Big Bend National park is preserved, protected, and almost as wild as the day it was made. It’s the essence of Texas as we like to think of it — a gift to Texas and a gift to the nation.” ~ a dear quote I love from Big Bend National Park Impressions (Farcountry Press). Have […]

An Ocotillo Obsession in My Artsy-Fartsy World

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**Warning: A little bit of a rant ahead** I have always been the excitable one in my family. “Its really not that good, Vi.” “What is the matter with you?” I like something, better yet – love something, I’m all a-tither! My puppies can relate – yes, I have an invisible tail. I’m confessing now. […]

Ocotillo Obsession Series 01. Vibrant Blooms

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In this first of my “Ocotillo Obsession” series,  I am featuring my progressive shots of the vibrant ocotillo blooms. OCOTILLO Fouquieria splendens Origin of “Ocotillo” — Aztec-derived “ocote” refers to a pine that was used to make torches. Therefore the name “ocotillo” refers to a “torch”! Imagine a spring day, in the desert . . […]

Big Bend Inspiration: Marfa in Fashion

MARFA >> Arts >> Photography >> Fashion >> Vogue >> China?! So, Marfa Texas is a haven for the eclectic vibes in the art world. Marfa’s presence in mainstream media has also – thankfully – not waned. The connection with photography is an obvious given. And so the dot-connection continues on to . . . […]

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