deciduous desert….

I had walked across the Sonoran plain on a man-made trail that led into and onto the edges of raw canyon walls.  After reaching the pass at the top, I found only cairns and footsteps that led into the natural trail of a watercourse that had been carved through the land and literal rock by eons of desert rains and their accompanying floods.  The crispness of the morning air was gone with the rising and warming sun, but the unexpected bright orange of Fall’s changing colors quickly reminded me that the nights were indeed cold up here…in the White Tank Mountains.

Fall colors in the desert

Abstract like thoughts and imaginings…the eternal desert changes and renews itself with the close passing of time….

Deciduous desert close-up

12 responses

  1. Just as pretty as I remember!

    December 9, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    • I’m glad to know that, Terry. 🙂

      December 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm

  2. Nate

    Those are beautiful. I really enjoyed the title to this one, too 🙂

    December 10, 2015 at 7:36 am

    • Thank you, Nathan. 🙂

      December 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm

  3. I suspect the desert is easier to take in the winter? Lovely images of the changes.

    December 10, 2015 at 10:25 am

    • Almost beyond measure, Gunta…..and thank you. 🙂

      December 12, 2015 at 12:03 pm

  4. Nice color!

    December 11, 2015 at 3:14 am

    • Another desert surprise, Allen. 🙂

      December 12, 2015 at 12:03 pm

  5. Very nice!

    December 13, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    • Thank you, Lynn. 🙂

      December 21, 2015 at 7:54 pm

  6. Wonderful colour Scott! Very nice indeed!

    December 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    • Thank you, Adrian. 🙂

      December 21, 2015 at 7:53 pm

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