Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy ( Landscape)

This week’s DP photo challenge is Creepy.

The hoodoos or goblins in the Goblin Valley State Park offers one of the most creepy landscapes.CIMG4388

Here is an introduction from the Wikipedia:

Goblin Valley State Park is a state park of Utah, USA.

Its eminent feature is its thousands of hoodoos and hoodoo rocks, referred to locally as “goblins”, which are formations of mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles, some as high as several meters. The distinct shape of these rocks comes from an erosion-resistant layer of rock atop softer sandstones.CIMG4375

The park lies within the San Rafael Desert southeast of the east limb of theSan Rafael Swell and north of the Henry Mountains. Utah State Route 24 passes about four miles east of the park. Hanksville lies 12 miles to the south.CIMG4409

The photos were taken by my wife.

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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Footprints

I have been reading this poem over and over . . . . . .CIMG4009

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.

5400 Miles in the USA (Setting Sun)

Sunset and sunrise are perhaps the most beautiful moment – especially if you are in the desert.

This picture was taken by my wife when the sun was setting in the Utah desert.CIMG4014

From the picture, you can feel that the sun was still hot as it was exerting its last rays of light.

The sand on the ground has formed ripples as wind blew across the desert.

There was not much of signs of life, except in the distance, one man was walking away  hurriedly.

There was complete silence in the area as the day was coming to a close.