Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Beautiful New Day is Born

We weren't anywhere near a campground as we traveled south between Death Valley and Mojove National Preserve, when it started getting late, so we found a quiet spot on BLM land to spend the night. It was so quiet there. No people noise. No light, except the light of the stars and the full moon. The air was fresh and clean and peaceful.

I crawled out of my sleeping bag just before the sun.


The moon was close to setting just as the sun started to send color around the curve of the earth, giving the hills a rosy glow.


The yellow back lit sky silhouetted the interesting shape of the hills.

It didn't take long until it was up, spreading warming rays over the desert sand.

Morning filtered through creating shadows and colored light on the hills.

Even the barren, rocky washes were beautifully catching rays of the sun.

A beautiful new desert day was born.

2 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

Pamela said...

I hear their voices calling
w..a..t..e..r..c..o..l..o..r.........!

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

I love the way the light makes the desert different at different times of day and in different weather conditions. It is so beautiful.

You captured that.
Barb-Harmony Art Mom