Wish I May…
Have you ever wished for something so desperately and with such longing that when it finally came true, you experienced a sense of happy overwhelm? That happened to me during a hike this week just miles away from my desert home. At first I saw:
As my mother pointed out when I shared the photos, “Nature is beautiful if you take the time to stop and look,” or — in my case — if you wish hard enough. About a mile away from the trailhead lot, heading home on the dirt roads, the wildlife dream I’ve longed to witness for years appeared along a steep cliff: desert bighorn sheep! (Please click the photos below to see greater detail).
Once plentiful in southern Arizona, desert bighorn sheep are now a rare sight due to years of disease, and loss of habitat and water sources. We counted eight total, including two kids of varying smallness. Do you see the babies in the photos below? (You may recall I saw a herd during my fortieth birthday helicopter ride a few years back, but this was as up-close and personal as I’ll probably ever get.)
For readers, writers, everyone: Here’s to wishing upon that dream and it coming true. What’s your dream? (Next on my list: a mountain lion sighting. Far enough away, of course).