Mojave sunrise

That’s right. SunRISE. Those of you who know me will realize that this is a bit remarkable… me being up in time to catch a sunrise and it was well worth the effort.Mojave_sunrise-0157The sun just kissing the tops of the mountains in the distance.Mojave_sunrise-0163I stopped every few minutes while fixing breakfast to snap some shots.Mojave_sunrise-0165Until the show was over…. Next stop Yuma, Arizona

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself. 
Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

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44 thoughts on “Mojave sunrise

  1. This is the part of the desert that I do actually enjoy…the incredible rock formations and the wild grasses among the cacti…so very nice. And thank you for all of the Edward Abbey quotations…I’ve read that he was rather eccentric, but that he wrote well of the desert….this particular book, Desert Solitaire, is on my list to obtain…and soon. 🙂

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    • It had to be pretty obvious how much I loved this part of the desert. I doubt that I could take the summer heat, but this time of year it was utterly amazing. Abbey was definitely a character, but I certainly agree with a lot of his principles..

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