But what the desert misses in rain, we gain in light.
For all of us on a budget - their array of concrete "boxes" are free and open to the public, until the Chinati's closing time. Perfect for the high desert's late day light and power - and right before dinner.
|Even Clint found "all that modern art, out in the desert..."|
Perhaps after To-coom-care-ee, during his Man With No Name Trilogy travels?
|Looking S - a solitary Palmilla / Yucca elata in the tawny grasses, about the thickest desert grassland I've seen|
|Both these boxes are getting similar light, but framing golden brightness|
|Both these boxes are getting different light, looking into a really autumnal scene|
Looking here tells me about tomorrows sunrise, the hope of a new day
|More framing and the rising moon|
|More fall leaves and lunar framing - I could sit and walk through each of their boxed for hours, study the light, feel the cool concrete, bask in the shade or against the walls for warmth. Just hang out and relax for a while.|
|Looking N, a line of trees looking more woodsy than reality - the same invasive tree species are taking longer to die than out my way.|
|Nice how hipster couples also do the mundane, such as buy windshield washer fluid before dinner!|
Too bad for them, Food Shark is only open at lunch for a Marfalafel. (I kid you not) But their late night grilled-cheese diner is waiting - the night before, I had one with bacon, and it was definitely not shabby.
|I sat at one of these tables, the chilly evening air heavy, over a fair gin & tonic but the|
worst risotto I've had. But then again, dad was a Piedmontese...he set the bar high.