Thursday, February 07, 2008
Smell of the desert after a rainstorm ... sage, pinon, wet rock.
Azure sky ... red earth ... brilliant green of the palo verde.
Vistas so high and wide you can see forever.
Canyons so deep only the noonday sun reaches the bottom.
Gurgle and splash of a hidden desert wellspring.
Sharp jagged purple mountains against a pink sky at sunrise.
Black silhouette of a palm tree against a tangerine sky at sunset.
Incense of a mesquite campfire.
Midnight blue sky sprinkled with millions of tiny winking lights.
Moon so bright it throws shadows.
Violent show of lightning.
Bite of desert frost.
Sweetness of palm dates born of a blazing sun.
A land of harsh and spare beauty.
Some days I miss it so much ... it hurts.