The desert tells a different story


No doubt you are wondering what you will find, out there. The Commandant said it for me: “Well, it would be useless for me to try and tell you. The desert tells a different story every time one ventures on it…”


– Robert Edison Fulton Jr, One Man Caravan

How is your week? I can’t believe we’re closing in on the weekend already! I’ve spent a lot of time this week reading, and re-reading the final edit of my book The Desert Around Las Vegas – A Guidebook To Amazing Day Trips In The Mojave Desert. I am grateful for the patience of my editor. I’ve read the book so many times that my mind started to fill in blanks in some places. At this point there’s just tiny things, like one extra space that shouldn’t be there, or a space that should be there etc. By this time next week I’m hopefully anxiously waiting for the first printed copy of the book.

I hope your week is amazing!



26 Comments on “The desert tells a different story

    • It is beautiful. I do see rattle snakes sometimes, even though I saw them more often when I lived in Northern California. I have lived at ranches where I didn’t walk outside without a gun, its not like that here.

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  1. Its amazing how something so sparse can still be so beautiful, you take great photos. I am so excited for you getting the finishing touches on your book. Have a great weekend it does sneak up doesn’t it.

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  2. The closest I’ve been to a desert would be the dunes on Cape not very close at all. 🙂 Your image brings me much closer. Congratulations on the approaching completion of your book, Maria.

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      • I haven’t been to the Cape in years and most often visited with my wife who prefers to keep moving. 🙂 Photography is almost always my first concern in all other situations so I have little excuse, not that a place’s beauty doesn’t awe me though. The subject or response without thought just came up on another blog which is my usual modus operandi until the last few years when I started thinking more. But I am more motivated by response to a place or subject and, if I am lucky, that is followed by thought. 😀

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        • I think for me a photo often starts with a thought, but the reaction to the situation forms the final result. Sometimes the originating thought is right on, but sometimes the photo emerges to something completely different. I love that about photography. And there’s always more to learn.

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