Desert life

Besides the green that is everywhere (most noticeable to those of us who know this isn’t normal), our desert is filled with butterflies! Oh, and they are beautiful!

Add to that the thousands of caterpillars clamoring to sticks, twigs, and cactus thorns!

This morning on my desert hike I felt serenity in a rare desert summer oasis. And I know that soon, more butterflies will come to life.


Standing in stillness I felt surrounded by pixie dust with fluttering wings!


Simplicity is the heart of everything. If you look to the desert, apparently the desert is very simple but it’s full of life, it’s full of hidden places and the beauty is that it looks simple but it’s complex in the way that it expresses the soul of the world or God.
~ Paulo Coelho

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  1. Tina Schell says:

    Oh my gosh, those caterpillars are amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one stand like that!

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    1. Thank you Tina! I thought the caterpillars were the coolest thing! I hope they all turn into butterflies soon! πŸ¦‹πŸ˜Š

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    1. Thank you! More beautiful in person 😊

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  2. Amy says:

    How wonderful! These caterpillars are precious. Great captures!

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    1. Thank you Amy! I loved those caterpillars too!! 😊


  3. Wind Kisses says:

    What beautiful captures. I love the caterpillar photos. And the ending quote we a perfect summary. The post was vivid, deliberate, and with purpose….

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    1. Thank you Donna! Yes, I think the caterpillars stole the show. They totally fascinated me! I sure hope they turn to butterflies and the heat doesn’t get to them… Thank you for your kind words!

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  4. What an exquisite array of plants and macro wildlife, Lisa. Happiness.

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    1. Thank you Tracy! 😊

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