Watch for Those Desert Dreams.........

Walking in the desert dusk
my imagination in hand
I look at the red orb of sun from across
the horizon......And in between me and the
end of the view I saw
a cactus flowering
This in itself isn't the most beautiful view of
nature ......or is it
No ...no I have seen better
yet where or when?
But red painted deserts are the
most trying on my imagery
They beckon me onward
though who knows....to where
Once I watched a movie where a
man towed a sailboat to his desert
home
And then sat at the helm
full sail ......with his family
And watched the red sunset in the
beauty of total
silence........in a red sea
of sand........
And then they all smiled
and dreamed sailed
away......


Be carefull how you dream in the deserts ...you may never return to reality........


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Lovely work. The desert's call appeals to our sense of mystery.


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

I heard that before. The desert can be a real nightmare if you let it! Yet there is always beauty in the places you least expect.


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shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

so lovely. i miss the deserts of NM. at least have the beach here.


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Gorgeous photographs...wonderful imagination and imagery...I have always loved passing through the desert; particularly through parts of New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. Painted rock formations that appear to change color as the sun moves across the sky. Truly magical. You've described it beautifully... UP Awesome and Beautiful


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Will Star , thank you kind sir ,yes there is a huge mystery called the southwest. It amazes me!....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Cardisa , If you ever get the chance ! Do it . Lost civilizations , dissapearing oceans , and native Americans , mystery, magic and beauty! All wrapped up in thousands of square miles of area. But the visual beauty is almost unimaginable!......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Shea Duane, Its just all soo beautiful , so magic !.........:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Lucky Cats ,Thank you so much! Now picture 1 & 3 Zion Nat. park Utah . And the middle photo Canyonlands ,near Moab Utah. My God its beautiful! .....:-}


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

I have always had a yearning to be in the desert , amongst mountains , you paint a beautifully vivid picture and in it its brilliantly painted desert , I loved this piece ,as always , i love your work , thanks for the read!:) voted up as always ,awesome,beautiful!:)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Jami , If you havent been there , you must go . Thank you , you humble this old guy!....Be well!....:-}

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