I find I am having trouble staying posting consistently. I’m having so much fun with my photography – capturing the images, editing them, posting them… I forget to write about them! Time is just racing away from me: I am already halfway through my Mojave residency!
I have just returned from my 3rd trip there, and it continues to amaze and astonish me. As I prepare for each trip, I second-guess myself, wondering if I’ll be able to discover anything new, different, unusual, unseen, unnoticed… The answer is has always been “yes”. The park is vast and varied, but consistent. It inspires me to be more like it. On my first evening of this trip, we wandered out onto the extraordinary natural phenomenon known as Soda Lake - an enormous (±90 square miles) and deceptively featureless area on the western end of the park. Its surface kept changing under our feet with every step. It was alternately crinkled, crunchy, dry, mushy, looked like frosted flakes, or crackled like reptilian scales.
On this latter, we felt compelled to sit and experience the grandeur of our insignificance; enveloped in absolute silence, breathing in harmony with the beast that was the earth beneath us.