“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Beauty of the Sonoran Desert

Some photos from my time living in Southern Arizona, which I found to be a beautiful place (in many ways):

 Ocotillo, Saguaro National Park

Night blooming cactus, blooms a couple of times a year

 Storm clouds over the Santa Rita Mountains, the view from my backyard and kitchen

 Sunrise over the Santa Ritas, view from my backyard

 Saguaro Cactus, Saguaro National Park, but also found everywhere in Southern AZ

 Ground squirrel family, outside the fence of my backyard

A winter sunset, view from my backyard

Living in southern Arizona took my breath away - the vastness of the sky, the beauty of the desert, the wild life, the rising and setting sun, the mountains - were simply beautiful. I made some good friends there too. And, I found a silent retreat center that I will return too one day, with a profound sense of peace, prayer, and beauty.