Man vs Wild. . . the desert

Harsh, arid, desolate, barren are all adjectives which can be used to describe a desert. On a trip to the Mojave desert I explored an abandoned army post outside Kingman, AZ and wondered why this group of dilapidated buildings is now left to deteriorate and be used for what looks like target practice. In the spring, the buildings are shaded by some trees and the vegetation is mostly green. It’s a picturesque scene. I learned the old highway used to run next to the outpost.The desert is full of items left behind to rust, decay and crumble. Remnants of a past once useful now discarded.

Hardy, tough, prickly, sturdy can all be used to describe the plants of the desert. They must posses some or all of those qualities to survive the harsh climate. In the spring, many of them are flowering and I find a certain satisfaction that something can not only survive but thrive beautifully in the desert. Thus I turned my lens to the desert and the natural beauty mixed with the remains of man’s existence in one spot.

Man,

vs.  Wild,

Man,

vs. Wild,

Man,

vs.  Wild,

Man,

vs. Wild,

I think both are intriguing. How about you?

~ Sue