Thursday, June 2, 2016
Sandstone and Clay
When I was quite young, I remember riding a bus from Salt Lake City to Phoenix. I was sitting by an older lady who made some disparaging comments about the desolate, desert landscape we were traveling through. I can remember my reaction was instantly one of defense. I don't think I was successful in convincing the lady of the beauty of the dry, rocky desert we were traveling through. But I did realize, even from my youth, that the desert had its own unique appeal. There is nothing ordinary or common about the deserts in Arizona or Utah. Every part of both states has its own appeal. I love visiting the desert and I will as long as I am able.