Thursday, November 20, 2008
She took the pictures here two days ago while on an outing with her uncles, aunts and cousins. This landlocked state is not really a tourist destination for those who are looking for beaches and resorts. Vegetation is sparse and scrubby mesquite and cacti dot the landscape.
I like this picture of the group as their shadows are cast on the rock by the setting sun. They had spent the afternoon exploring a cave, climbing a steep mountain slope, and walking across the large open spaces. The sky was spectacular as the sun set in the early evening. The nights are very cool at this time of year with temperatures less than 10C in the early morning hours and the daytime values are in the low 20s. Perhaps this is best time of year to explore the desert and enjoy its stark beauty.