March 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

It’s the first day of spring, but you’d never know it here in the Klamath Basin. It snowed quite a bit this morning. Beyond the mere aesthetic value of a snow dusting in the desert bringing the landscape into relief, snowy deserts appeal to me because they seem somehow unlikely. And they remind me that unlikely beauty is in fact quite likely.

More importantly, though, when it snows in the desert I remember that if it were always snowy in the desert, it wouldn’t be beautiful anymore.


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