Sunday, May 07, 2006

Black Rock Desert in Rare Bloom

This morning I was having special thoughts and dreams about a very sacred, ancient wilderness, Nevada's Black Rock Desert. Last year was a bountiful one for a desert that is normally so dry in summer that its main feature is the limitless rolling playa where four wheelers zig and zag their way to the signature craggy Black Rock or Double Hot Springs or to a make-believe silver town called Hardin.
Desert mavens noted colorful blooms last year that had not been seen for 50 years or more in the desert. Incredibly, some of those plants could not even be identified. The opportunity for photos abounded and these are a few of a rare encounter with the Black Rock Desert on a mid-June morning.