Friday, March 22, 2013

The depth of a desert

 We often don't think to look past the obvious.  
The desert is the perfect place to keep looking. 

From the cactus right in front of you to the 
palo verde behind it...
 
 on to more cactus, creosote trees, 
sagebrush, shrubs...

... and finally the big hill you really thought you were seeing. 

8 comments:

Thérèse said...

True though I would rather brush against a palo verde than against a cactus. :-)

Elaine said...

Nice close-up look at the desert! We often miss some very beautiful things when we don't look at the smaller details.

RoeH said...

I love the desert. Not in the summer but you know what I mean. So beautiful.

Sam said...

So many people find the desert ugly - I've always thought it was so beautiful.

Sam

altadenahiker said...

Saguaros are so friendly -- always waving an arm, "Hi! Welcome! How about a hug?"

Snapper II said...

I have a friend who has a Son that lives in Arizona. She is not a Photo nut like me but her photos show some beautiful colors in evening and morning. I wish I could see it for myself. Your photos are beautiful.

Banjo52 said...

Yep. Don't overlook the forest for the trees (and cacti).

Pat Tillett said...

Fantastic post and photos Brenda!
Most folks either totally stay out of the desert because they think it's barren and lifeless, or they drive through as quick as they can. Both groups don't know what they're missing. It is full of life and beauty. As you know, I LOVE the desert and spend all the time I can there. Even during the summer months, if you're careful, there is so much to see.