Some people look at the vast landscape of the desert and see pure beauty. Then there are the rest of us who look at it and see dangerous animals, dangerous plants, and the occasional heat stroke. The desert can be absolutely breathtaking – as long as I’m looking at it in pictures instead of in person. :)
What about you? Have you ever tried to pick a flower from an ocotillo only to find yourself impaled on the plant? Ever been attacked by a jumping cactus? Have you stood three feet from a coiled rattlesnake or been chased by a tarantula (which, by the way, can JUMP)? Have you ever admired an oleander only to be told it was poisonous or reached out to touch a furry-looking plant only to find your hand filled with spines too soft to be effectively pulled out? Have you called a halt to your stargazing because a pack of coyotes approached? Or been chased by a herd of wild javelinas?
Okay. For the sake of honesty, I should tell you the javelina story is my husband’s. The rest, however, are all mine.
I don’t regret my years in the Arizona, but it’s definitely a miracle I got out of there alive. Trouble always seemed to follow me. I’m not sure if the desert should have come with a warning label – or if I should have!
In any event – what about you? Have you ever been to the desert? Were you amazed by it, or was it more of an “eh” experience?
And don’t worry – I have lots of friends who love the desert. I won’t hold it against you if you’re in that camp. :)
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Tuesday: Deb Kastner talks about perspective
Wednesday: Narelle Atkins reviews Glasgow Grace
Thursday: Marion Ueckermann shares the story behind a hero
Friday: Jessica Keller introduces us to Kristen Ethridge
Saturday: Carol Moncado celebrates Christmas in July
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Tuesday: Lee Tobin McClain
Wednesday: Lindi Peterson
Thursday: Lynette Sowell
Friday: Kimberly Rose Johnson
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Whispers of Love, a USA Today Bestselling box set, by Sally Bradley, Valerie Comer, JoAnn Durgin, Autumn Macarthur, Carol Moncado, Staci Stallings, Marion Ueckermann, Kimberly Rae Jordan, Leah Atwood, Christina Coryell, Lesley Ann McDaniel, and Jan Thompson
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Operation Fireworks (Operation Romance 3) by Elizabeth Maddrey
A Love to Treasure (Sunriver Dreams 1) by Kimberly Johnson
Abide (Lewis Legacy 7) by JoAnn Durgin
A Bond of the Heart (Sacred Bond Guardians 6) by Lee Tobin McClain
Secrets of Sunbeams (Urban Farm Fresh Romance 1) by Valerie Comer
Teapots & Tiaras (Love in Store 5) by Autumn Macarthur
Gentle Like the Rain by JoAnn Durgin