The feature image is a Nevada sunset not too far from the Desert Wildlife Refuge outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother Nature was kind to us that evening allowing us to take some incredible shots.
This post is in response to TERRI WEBSTER SCHRANDT Sunday Stills challenge. The theme this week is Dry. Nothing dryer than the desert!
This fence line provided perfect perspective to the mountains in the distance. The sunset was preparing to turn all sorts of beautiful blue, pink & purple for a breathtaking sunset.
Images of Death Valley. Nothing but miles of sand for hiking. The views were nothing short of perfection!
While sitting high upon a ledge enjoying the sunset overlooking Artist Palette in the southern part of Death Valley National Park, I observed the remnants of where water flows when there is rain that could cause a flash flood. It was completely dry and if we had more time, we could have hiked down to it.
Artist Palette is on the face of the Black Mountains in Death Valley National Park. The colors are caused by oxidation of different metals, but it looks like an artist took a paintbrush to it. Artist’s Drive is 9 miles one way with curvy roads and towering mountains on either side. I recommend when you reach Artist Palette about 5 miles along this drive to take the time to get photos of this unique area. Vehicles over 25 feet are not allowed on this road.
Even the cactus shriveled up from the dry conditions in the desert.
Red Rock Canyon, just outside Las Vegas, Nevada provides a great outdoor adventure for birding, wildlife and observing an occasional flower. The photo above is in a valley where water flows when it rains. On this day, it was dry as a bone and prime for hiking miles and miles.
I’m ready to go back for another adventure to the wild and unpredictable desert that Nevada and California have to offer. Bring plenty of water even on cooler days. You will dry up if you don’t keep yourself well hydrated.