As I click through this past winter’s ton o’ photos of the Sonoran Desert, I realize how much my experience of the desert surpasses what I might have expected based on these definitions.
Certainly I have shots that evoke a sere, unforgiving environment.
But I have other shots that invite a different understanding.
Desert: an area of lush prickliness
Desert: an area of soft prickliness
Desert: an area of unexpected colour
Desert: an area of fuzziness, nay, even fluffiness
Desert: a land of welcome shade
Desert: a land of life-giving water
If a barren wilderness can so surpass its definition, surprising and delighting me, surely anything and everything can.