Journey thru the Desert (video)

“The glaring light of the desert sun exposed a person’s true face. I could no longer run or hide or pretend to be anything other than what I was.”

― Summer Shultz, from Stuck Wide Open

Sharing nature photos makes me as happy as being in nature. OK, not exactly, but I do enjoy it and it is the next best thing when it’s over 110 F. outside. I hope you enjoyed my desert journey from the comforts of a cool location. 🌵☀️🏜️

I would like to give a shout out to blogger, Jessica at Jeweled Again by Jessica. She is a creative artist who makes one-of-kind creations that sparkle and inspire. She has been blogging for a few months. I encourage you to visit her blog and show some support. Early this week I received a very sweet gift from her. I knew it was on its way, because she had reached out to me a few weeks earlier and said she would love to make something for me. I was honored and touched when I received the package, which included a sincere handwritten note. 💝 It arrived at the perfect time, and I now have a lovely addition on my desk. Sometimes sparkly people show up at exactly the right moment. ✨

Thank you for showing up here! Be well. 💗 Michele

Nature photos: my images, various locations around the Valley of the Sun, taken over the last few months Video: my content, recent monsoon storm Featured Art by Jeweled Again by Jessica

© 2022 Michele Lee Sefton

83 thoughts on “Journey thru the Desert (video)

  1. Such a wonderful video to view’Journey thru the Desert’ Dear you and your loving friend Jessica
    empowered the Divine beauty of forest nature 🌷🙏♥️ beautiful varieties of cactus with lovely
    quotes , and thunderstorms in jungle, beautiful photo of yourself are gorgeous ,lm admired 😍👌
    Your friend is a great Author like you and two dears also All The Best wishes 🙏♥️happy weekend

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    1. Nature is Divine Yes!! Her gifts are abundant. ✨ Thank you sweet Thattamma for appreciating them, my post, and Jessica’s art. Sending you sunshine and love! 🌞💖 Thanks! Happy weekend to you too. 💐

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  2. I absolutely love the video, Michele! 💖As you and I have discussed before, I do miss the desert landscape and all of its beauty. 🌵🏜 Splendid. I also followed Jessica. Her sight is awesome. Thank you for the introduction. Happy Saturday! 🌞🌻🌳

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    1. I am happy to know you enjoyed the video, Jeff. Thank you very much! I enjoyed making it, especially the end of it! Glorious rain!! 💖 Very nice of you to follow Jessica. She is a sweetie. Happy Saturday to you too! 🌄

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  3. I had just taken my walk through the desert when I opened my inbox to this incredible video. What a gift you have! This video itself is a gift to all viewers. Thank you for honoring Mother Nature and for touching all of us with your spirit and heart. Much love!

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  4. Wow, those photos are beautiful! I especially loved that quote by Dejan Stojanovic.
    Jessica seems like a wonderful person, it was so sweet of her to sent you such a lovely package!🥺💕 Happy Sunday!✨

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    1. Thank you very much, Deepthy! Yesterday felt like a good day to scroll through my camera card. 😊 Great choice! I love that spirited quote too! So true about Jessica – incredibly thoughtful. 💗 I am very touched by her kind gesture. You are most kind and thoughtful, too. Best to you! Enjoy your summer. 🌞

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    1. You are most welcome, Cheryl. I am so glad you enjoyed the video. Without breaking a sweat or getting dusty! 😁 We do try, here in the Valley of the Sun! Water and A/C are lifesavers. 🥵 Enjoy your Sunday!

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    1. A love/hate relationship. 😆 I learn from the desert and appreciate her unique beauty and breathtaking sunsets, but summers are brutal! Nice time to get away! I do love nature, wherever I find it and when I am out in it. 💖 Arizona is rich in natural beauty (Grand Canyon, Sedona, the White Mountains, Canyon de Chelly, and many other gorgeous locations). A lovely place to visit during fall, winter, and early spring – depending on how much rainfall, the desert pops with color during the spring. Still prickly though! 🌵 Thanks so much, David. 😊

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    1. I wonder how that desert in Spain compares to our region. The state of Nevada is part of the Mojave Desert. Different terrain than the Sonoran Desert. Sounds funny describing a desert, but the Sonoran region is more colorful and vibrant. The Mojave Desert is very windy and more stark. Your thoughts about the desert ring true for me. A place where I go to find myself. I experience the same walking with the tall pines. Each environment exposes a different part of self. Thank you, Ingrid. 🌞

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  5. My cup runneth over. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so very much. 💗💗💗 I’m so thrilled that you love your gifts. And, seeing them on here solidifies how much I love making them. Thank you for “sometimes sparkly people show up at exactly the right moment.” I L❤️VE sparkly. Thank you for linking me and for your incredibly kind words.

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    1. Wonderful to read. 💗 Your creations are lovely and brighten the room. Thank you, Jessica, for your kindness including appreciating my words in this post. It is my honor to highlight you and your work. Have a sparkly week! 💖

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  6. Oh my Michele, you are the only person I know who can make us look at the desert so romantically and profoundly. 🌵🌞🏜 Loved the video pics and the quotes! 📷🎬🎥 Girlfriend you sparkle and make everything around you shine…until you got to that wild thunderstorm at the end! LOL Thanks so much for sharing your adventure my dancing queen! 💃🏼🌵💃🏽🌺😍

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    1. Easier to do from the comforts of a cool room. 😆 I am happy to read you love the video pics and quote. Thank you, Kymbelina! 🧚🏽 I love your sparkle sentiment. 💖 I am reflecting you. 😁 That was a wild t-storm. It was awesome!! ⛈️ I hope we have a few more of those before the end of monsoon season. It did rain this morning, so yay! Thank you for traveling thru the desert with me. We are a dancing duo! 💃🏽💓💃🏻

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      1. LOL, Michele my Belle, we are a regular Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. I suppose you we’re singing in the rain, minus the thunder and lightning! 😲☔⛈⚡ I know how the rain cools us off here and I truly welcome it, because we have experienced a drought during the past few summers. 🥵 I certainly enjoy your fascinating romps in the desert. Thanks so much for taking us on a fantastic ride my dear. 🤠🐎🌵 Heeeeehawwww!!! 😆💋😎

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    1. Thank you very much photographer Phil. I enjoyed scrolling thru my camera card and adding a special video at the end. Dancing in the rain was more fun, but desert rain doesn’t last forever! Thanks, you too! 🌵🏜️🌞

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  7. Beautiful pic and amazing gift. I’ve been to Arizona, it sure was hot, and that was in June. I stayed with wonderfully kind and hospitable people. Valley of the Sun, wow!!! What a beautiful place name.

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    1. Thank you, Lia. Yes, rare desert rain is a glorious gift! Yes, things begin to heat up before June and get hotter from there. August is sweltering! Sounds like you had a nice visit. 🌞 The name does have a pleasant sound. More welcoming than Valley of sunburns. 😆 Thanks for dropping by!

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  8. mikemeyer949

    Thank you for sharing, Michele. It was very relaxing to see your pictures and read the quotes. Especially not having to go out in the Arizona summer to do it!

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  9. I love the overlay of music and quote that adds a gorgeous touch to this amazing collection of earthy, beautiful photographs! I am coming to Tucson this August and this serves as an amazing sneak peek of what awaits me. 🙂

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