Wandering in a Desert World

Last week, my husband Andy and I took a break from Michigan’s winter winds and headed to warmer climes. Below are some pictures from a desert hike. Perhaps you recognize the location or maybe the shots remind you of somewhere else you’ve visited. Let me know in the comments below.

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About Carol A. Seidl

Serial software entrepreneur, writer, translator, and mother of 3. Avid follower of French media, culture, history, and language. Lover of books, travel, history, art, cooking, fitness, and nature. Cultivating connections with francophiles and francophones.


  1. Wow, lovely! I can’t wait for hiking days

  2. Nice shots! Love that deep blue sky – I think I can feel some of the warmth coming off the rock….

  3. Wonderful photos, Carol. The starkness and undulance of the rocks are compelling. Were you in Sonoma?

    Glad you had a respite from wintry winds; their harshness seems to be escalating!

  4. Know it well. Beautifully captured!

  5. Terrific photos of Joshua Tree, Carol. We could’ve crossed paths- just posted about it. Glad you made it to this unusual and photogenic park.

  6. Reminds me of Star Trek and the Invaders…

  7. I lived in El Paso for a few years. The desert was unexpectedly beautiful… especially in the early morning when plants were absorbing the dew…

    • “Unexpectedly beautiful” is a great way of describing my own impression of desert landscapes when I first encountered them. In the desert I think that I pay more attention to small details. I observe nature differently and find that there’s surprisingly a lot to take note of. Can’t say that I’ve witnessed desert dew, however. Must be lovely. Thanks for your comment masercot.

  8. I’m a native Californian but it took me 67 years to get there. And worth it. Thanks for these lovely reminders of my hikes there last year.

    • Cool! Well, California is bigger than most countries so I suspect that most of its residents would be unable to identify these pictures. Thanks for mentioning that you were there only a year ago. In the grand scheme of time, nearly simultaneous with my own visit.

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