The Spirit Of The Sandstone
I experienced my first cloudy day at Valley of Fire a few days ago. It was like all the colors got so much more intense.
It invited us to explore, and inspired my daughter to feel the sand, and the rocks with her hands, and bare feet. The intensity of the colors were almost painful at times, but in a beautiful way.
What kind of emotions does these formations evoke in you?
I feel that it’s difficult to not let my inner self wander away. It’s an almost overwhelming experience when nature steps out and touches one’s soul, with all its glory. Like I’m present, and far away at the same time.
The experience made my daughter ask a lot of questions about the native Americans that lived here a long time ago. We talked about the likelihood that they seeked shelter in the many thousand caves in the area, where they found water, and what their diet most likely consisted of. I love that kind of conversations!
Close-up of a sandstone formation, in the Seven Sisters Area, Valley of Fire State Park (NV.)
I made a monochrome edit on one of the close-ups of a sandstone. I really like this edit, as I feel that it draws me in. I can’t help but think of Edward Abbey, have you read anything of him? If not, I can highly recommend it!
In the first place you can’t see anything from a car; you’ve got to get out of the goddamned contraption and walk, better yet crawl, on hands and knees, over the sandstone and through the thornbush and cactus. When traces of blood begin to mark your trail you’ll begin to see something, maybe. Probably not.
– Edward Abbey
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Love, and Light,