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January 06, 2013

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Sally

I love this idea of gratitution. A simple yet powerful reminder to keep on the front burner all year long. I have enjoyed all your photos of the desert. It is a place I long to visit for many of the reasons you stated. I remember feeling incredible spaciousness, both internal and external, on visits to the Serengeti. You are so right, we should all visit these places that are our privilege to access. Thank you for this lovely reminder (and photos!) Happy new year, Simona!

Amanda McTigue

I ADORE -- ADORE Anza Borrego. Have spent many a Christmas there. Remember when the drive down there was through giant incredible ranches instead of so many subdivisions... Thanks for this reminder and for passing on the notion of gratitution.

Simona Carini

Thanks for the comment, Sally. I am glad my post brought back good memories. Hope to hear your voice again soon. Wishing you a New Year of spaciousness.

Hi Amanda and Happy New Year. A gorgeous almost full moon awaited us the evening we arrived in Borrego Springs. It was magical. I totally understand your adoration. I hope to visit it again.

diary of a tomato

I'm so utterly grateful to you, Simona, for sharing places I've always intended to visit but somehow never did while growing up in California. Our favorite travels now include a park or two, and there are some marvelous ones in Italy that we've had the good fortune to visit. Of course, it's difficult to find guides and trail maps in English, however, just another reason to better our language skills! Looking forward to seeing more of your travels...

Paz

Taking time to admire nature, always makes one grateful.

Simona Carini

Debra, I know how sometimes we end up not visiting places that are close and yet go to places that are far away. That was one of the reasons that made me choose California for our trip. I wish we had more parks in Italy. Things have gotten better in recent years, but more can be done. And certainly better documentation of the existing ones would be helpful.

I agree, Paz.

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