Painting the Desert Sky
Because our rig cannot easily sustain continuous high altitude winter conditions, Kelly and I flee to the desert southwest this time of year, biding time until we can again comfortably deal with realities of weather at high altitudes.
Generally speaking, I am not a huge fan of the desert. Given the choice I will always prefer to spend time in the big mountain regions of the west.
However, anyone who has spent time in the Arizona desert – myself included – will confirm the sunrises and sunsets are crazy beautiful. Colors that words cannot adequately describe, paint the sky in a fashion one can only appreciate witnessing firsthand.
If ever in the area, I suggest taking pause to experience these moments for yourself.
Yes, as you awake to catch sunrise, the morning air will be shocking chilly as you step outside. You’d be surprised how well a warm cup of coffee – steam quietly rising from your cup complements the moment.
Later in the evening, once you’ve completed all the bullshit that consumed your day, grab a preferred cocktail of choice and once again step outside.
The weather will be pleasant – nicer than it was in the morning, but there will be no denying nightfall is quickly approaching. Cooler air will soon overtake these last moments of sun and warmth.
Sipping from that drink as you observe all that is happening above, take note how the sky shifts colors from blue, to a swirl of pink and purple, before fading to brilliant fiery orange just as the sun dips below the horizon.
Yes, good stuff.