I’m drawn to the desert; I sometimes wonder whether I was meant to live in it. In one way, the desert is the complete opposite of the snow and ice of home – the temperature and the relationship with the sun. In another way, the landscapes are the same: forceful, sometimes brutal, and magically beautiful.
So as the first post on the new Sophie’s World, is my first photo of 2010. It’s not wintry Norway, but the sands of Arabia, specifically the deserts of the United Arab Emirates. I saw plenty of desert sands last year – with and without the kids. And more desert will surely come. (Meanwhile, I’ll be working on integrating the two blogs, so when you find pre-2010 posts, they’ve been successfully imported from the old Sophie’s World – fingers crossed).
Where are you going this year?
Happy 2010 everyone – and happy travels!
PS This post is part of Delicious Baby’s weekly PhotoFriday blog. Check it out.
I’ve never lived in a desert nor in the artic: the extremes haven’t been there for me. I’m a North American who has lived in the caribbean and hawaii and currently for 10 years in the Los Angeles area. Best wishes..
Thanks, Philip. Never been to Hawaii – it sounds lovely, though.
You changed blogs, no? I saw this also on your BootsnAll blog with the tibet temple. Nice photo. You did perhaps a desert safari?
I was also in Dubai last year and I go to Turkey this spring.
Yes, I did switch blogging platforms. Hopefully, this one will be more flexible. Yes, we did a desert safari. The kids loved it, I had my eyes closed for much of the ride. Have fun in Turkey? Where are you going? Cappadocia, by any chance? that’s on my list of cool places to visit.
I also like the desert. It’s beautiful – but dangerous. Nice photo.
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