The desert has all the space I need. I can see with an opened heart, I can breathe deep new breaths and I can be free and alone. There are no weeds here, except for perhaps me and my traveling companion, our motorized toys and my camera.  But I strive to belong, to fit in, and to complement the landscape that renews me.

Oh, stay with me, peace that grows so abundantly in the desert. Oh stay with me, the freedom that exists where there are no roads. Oh stay with me, the enticement of change that flies on back of the swift desert wind. Oh stay with me, the opportunity that thrives in the blasting heat and cracked dry ground.

I am in heaven in the desert. I have enough space to fill me up, and then some. Abundance = desert.

We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be. Please come back again for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.

Even better, look down at the world that teems with life and meaning. It is right at your feet!

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2 Replies to “All The Space I Need”

  1. I’ve also always loved being in the desert. One of the favorite places that I’ve lived during my adolescence, (and then subsequently visited multiple times throughout my adult life) is Alamogordo, New Mexico. It’s roughly a ten hour drive from Texas (where I live year round, and where my kids and grand kids are located), so it’s fairly easily accessible, even if just for an extended weekend trip to refresh my need for wide open spaces.

    Alamogordo is situated near the base of a mountain range, so you get the wide expansive desert flat lands and dry river beds in every direction, complete with a wide range of arid plant life and all sorts of desert creatures. Plus, the always-beautiful-to-explore White Sands National Monument is just ten minutes away, or, if you prefer, you can drive south for about thirty minutes, and be in El Paso, or bring your passport and cross over into Mexico for some exploration and shopping. If you’re in the mood for cooler temperatures, a thirty minute drive up the mountain in the opposite direction takes you to the snow-covered ski slopes in Cloudcroft (during the winter months). Alamogordo is still small enough to be a quiet place, but large enough to have all the usual conveniences of modern life. Wow. Sounds like I’m in need of a road trip!

    1. I am definitely in need of a road trip. Alamogordo sounds idyllic – I’ll put it on my “places to see” list. Funny that a ten hour drive doesn’t make either of us blink an eye. Must be that we are used to wide open spaces and long distances. California and Texas are both big, with big hearts to match.

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