March 18, 2008
When I was a little kid, and we'd take trips, I'd spend hours just staring out the window, daydreaming and watching the world flash by. I'd see trees, houses, farmland, trees, mailboxes, trees, traffic lights, towns, wildflowers, and trees. I live in a lush and crowded landscape. Branches of trees hang over the roads, weeds and wildflowers and cattails crowd the edges, vacant lots burst with lilac bushes and overgrown maples, and green leaves dangle everywhere, obscuring buildings.
During our trip to the southwest, we hiked every day, but we also put about 1400 miles on the rental car. It is still amazing to me to drive for mile after mile through rocks and dirt and .... not much else. Miles and miles of land without trees or buildings, with just rock and sun and the creatures of the desert.
Posted by jo(e)