As you can imagine, the desert is full of textures. From rocks, to plants, and everything in between.
The other day we walked out of the RV and headed north. As I’ve said before, wandering in the desert is one of our favorite things, and you never know what you’ll find. We wandered farther north than we have before, so we came across some new areas. One cool thing about the desert, is the variety in terrain. We find flat ground, small washes, and big ravines. Walking along the bottom of a wash, is always a good way to find something interesting. Which is how we came across this bright yellow rock.
It was a thin layer on top of the rock that was lining the wash in this spot.
This was a new thing for us, I’ve never seen rock like this around here before. It was so bright, and so pretty. And so texturey.
I took the second image and blended it with this one, just something grungy and organic.
A line of it ran through this rock with some quartz.
We left the pretty yellow stone, and I saw this unique saguaro. It had split somehow on this arm, but the texture inside was pretty amazing.
And this sagauro seems like it just fainted dead away and draped itself on this tree.
And a mushroom, in the desert. This was a first for me.
After a couple of miles we started looping back towards the house. We found another small wash, and started following it. There was a big saguaro that had fallen over and in it’s roots was this turquoise and quartz rock. It was a pretty big rock, so I got photos instead of bring it back. We did however find a smaller one that’s a keeper. Al is pretty good about carrying home big rocks, if they are deemed cool enough enough to keep.
The wash opened up, and I found this dead tree all twisted and gnarly.
It was a nice 4 mile wander, and I’m thrilled to have some great texture photos to use in photoshop with other images.
And I have to share this rainbow we had on Saturday evening. I wish I had a wide angle that could have captured the whole thing. So pretty.
Happy Monday friends.