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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The clouds look as if they are springing forward.
Also somewhat surreal is a modern structure, for cultural exhibition, standing aloof 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.
I have been reading this poem over and over . . . . . .
Footprints Also Known As “I Had a Dream”
One night I dreamed a dream. I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord.
When the last scene of my life shot before me I looked back at the footprints in the sand. There was only one set of footprints. I realized that this was at the lowest and saddest times of my life. This always bothered me and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma.
“Lord, You told me when I decided to follow You, You would walk and talk with me all the way. But I’m aware that during the most troublesome times of my life there is only one set of footprints. I just don’t understand why, when I need You most, You leave me.”
He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you.”
Margaret Fishback Powers, 1964
The picture was taken by my wife while travelling in a desert in Utah, maybe, it would be more appropriate if the picture was taken on a beach.