God’s Garden of Nature doesn’t just exist in lush green forests. There is beauty and balance found in all forms even in the desert. From the low desert surrounding the Salton Sea in California to higher deserts near Congress Arizona. You will see stark hillsides where vegetation struggles to survive to lush greenery in the higher deserts.
Plants in the desert often have to struggle to survive but even with expose roots this ocotillo lives to become part of the beauty of the setting sun.
Many see only stark barren hills here, but looking closely you will find colours, textures, rocks, interesting formations, plants and most of all small canyons calling out for one to explore. Feelings of excitement always arise for what one will find around the corner or when climbing up and out to the top knowing some beautiful view awaits to be seen.
Here lies the balance, a desert flower in bloom. God gives beauty and colour even in what seems to be a barren area when viewed at a distance.
Still higher yet above the Salton Sea in the Anza Borrego State park the landscape comes alive with blooms of colour when just the right amount of rain falls at just the right time.
Many cactus may not have blooms on them, but their beauty lies in there unique shape which is always more beautiful silhouetted against the fading light of a sunset.
In the desert where little water exist the ocotillo’s survive where little else can. In some areas near springs or creeks lush wild groves of palm trees can be found. The contrast and beauty in both help bring a balance to the desert.
Here near Congress Arizona you will find a more traditional looking desert as more rain falls here. In the spring rains can turn everything green as a mountain forest.
The terrain of this desert with its rocks, cactus and views is God’s natural desert landscaping at its best.
Below the prickly untouchable cactus lies the soft petals of spring flowers.
Here in one place, a beautiful scene is set. God painted the desert with rock formations, shrubs, cactus and flowers all set below a vibrant blue sky with those big puffy white clouds.
Our journey ends as the moon rises over Joshua trees in the higher desert.
Everywhere God has given a beauty and balance even to the desert when one opens their eyes and hearts to his creations.
So to everyone
Good Morning... Good Afternoon... Good Night...
Whatever it is to you.
Photos and Words
Here I Am/Carrie