Thursday, January 29, 2009

Desert Trails

canyon
May your trails be dim, lonesome, stony, narrow, winding and only slightly uphill. May the wind bring rain for the slickrock potholes fourteen miles on the other side of yonder blue ridge.
slickrockMay God’s dog serenade your campfire, may the rattlesnake and the screech owl amuse your reverie, may the Great Sun dazzle your eyes by day and the Great Bear watch over you by night.
towers
-Edward Abbey, Beyond the Wall, 1984
January 29, 1927 - March 14, 1989

This post was submitted to the first Carnival of the Arid at Coyote Crossing.

5 comments:

David B. Williams said...

Ah to be in the desert after a snow storm. Few spots are more beautiful than canyon country with a white icing of snow.

Silver Fox said...

Edward Abbey, born January 29 in 1927. His birthday.

Geology Happens said...

Great quote for a much needed desert/canyon fix. Thanks for the great images.

Diane C. said...

Beautiful tribute to Edward Abbey and great desert canyon photos.

Silver Fox said...

Thanks all, David, GH, and DianeC!