Looking Down from the Sand Dunes

This panoramic picture is surreal!

This is what you see looking down from the top of a sand dune in Namibia, Africa.P1030339

The several persons walking in the desert let us realize the scale of things.

The desert is so vast and the place so bleak!

Picture taken by my wife earlier last month.

 

 

A Tree in the Desert

My wife has returned from her trip to Namibia.

She has taken some photos and a lot of video.

Many of her videos are taken of wild beasts and animals, like leopards, lions, rhinos, oryx, elephants and birds etc.P1030261

She likes taking videos rather than photos – this gives the real sense of the place and the motion, she said.

However, all her videos or bursts were taken in 4K stored with an Extreme high speed memory card ; which can only be downloaded with a compatible card reader and a compatible software. This being the case, I am not sure they are that easy to be shared.

Here is one of her photos taken in the Namibia desert.

I like the patterns in the sand.

If you are careful enough, you may also be able to spot the patterned footprints of insects in the sand.

 

Milky Way – Photo from the Desert of Namibia

You may be able to see the Milky Way very clearly if you stay up late in the desert of Namibia, Africa,

This is what my wife has done while she was in the desert in Namibia a couple of days ago.

The complete darkness in the desert helps you to see clearly the stars.IMG_2028 (2)

Here you can admire the vastness of our Universe and the greatness of the Creator.

Those who have been following my blog may probably know the reason for me not being able to accompany my wife to this trip of a lifetime.

I don’t think I can go away while being a care giver.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weightless ( Clouds )

This is my second interpretation of Weightless.

I felt somewhat surreal when watching clouds in the Inner Mongolian desert.

The clouds seemed floating in the air.DSCF2285B

The sand underneath my feet made me feel heavy; whereas in contrast, the string of colorful umbrellas on the horizon appeared as if they hung effortlessly from the air.

The Mongolian yurts on the left reminded me this place was surreal.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundary (Resonant Sand Desert)

This is a boundary between the desert and the non- desert ( is there a word for it?)

This is as far as horses and cars can go; as far as trees and grass can establish.

As far as rivers will run.DSCF2241

Beyond this, the sand dunes start; when the wind blows, it sings as the sand shifts.

That’s why they call it Resonant Sand Desert.

It is in Inner Mongolia, China.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half ( Desert)

The DP’s theme for this week’s challenge is Half and Half.

This photo is half desert and half sky.

Taken in the Resonance Desert of inner Mongolia, I like the sky more than the desert.DSCF2287

The clouds look as if they are springing forward.

Also somewhat surreal is a modern structure, for cultural exhibition,  standing aloof in the desert.

Finding God in the Desert

There are times when I feel I am much closer to God.

That is when I walked in the wilderness, climbed mountains, facing an open sea or hiking alone.

In those moments, I would choose to pray, seeking God and hoping He will bring me through the desert of the soul.DSCF4407

“Oh God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you . . . in a dry and weary land where there is no water” (Psalm 63:1 NIV).

The picture was taken by my sister-in-law while travelling in the desert in Utah last year with my wife.

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