Images of the Desert.

Images of the Desert.

(Note: A well-meant college painting instructor disliked my words & painting together...since "the painting should tell the story alone." A well-meant college poetry instructor disliked my words & painting together...since "the poetry should tell the story alone." Not in the exact words, but the exact meaning. This was a while ago...Well. Sometimes I agree. But images and words combined can tell a lovely story too...)   Images of the Desert.   The trees are leafless. Sagebrush gray. Dry white snow covering the swirling rock layers with an impossibly azure sky backdrop. Boots coated…continue reading →

Images of the Desert.

(Note: A well-meant college painting instructor disliked my words & painting together…since “the painting should tell the story alone.” A well-meant college poetry instructor disliked my words & painting together…since “the poetry should tell the story alone.” Not in the exact words, but the exact meaning. This was a while ago…Well. Sometimes I agree. But images and words combined can tell a lovely story too…)

 

Images of the Desert.

 

The trees are leafless. Sagebrush gray.

Dry white snow covering the swirling rock layers

with an impossibly azure sky

backdrop.

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Boots coated with viscous red clay

mud. Walking up the steep sandstone with

peeling top layers like cracking

egg shell.

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Still. Like a black and white still—

dreaming shocking bright multicolor. and

subtle movement.

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a bowed juniper

rooted above ground. Pale lavender

berries tinted with

melting ice.

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And green buds appear. Cactus

bloom prickly and yellow.

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Apricot blossoms appear a white and pink

parade amid the gray brush.

Snow melted. Ice melted. Mud dry.

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  1. linda Reply

    You are an artist Sarah. These photographs connect me to the land and space and beauty….thanks again.

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