The intricacy of nature is everywhere and often takes the strangest forms. A granary tree stands guard over mountainous terrain under a clear blue sky. A still-living sculpture turned into a mass of holes by clever birds hiding away nuts and seeds for the winter in the hollows they make in her bark. A reminder that humans are not the only creatures who shape the environment we live in.
The early morning sun shines on the south-eastern edge of the Cleveland National Forest. Rabbits and birds nestle in the low brush as wind whistles across the valley and through the leaves, carrying a scent of mountain air, cool and refreshing.
A mountainous view of the edges of the Borrego Badlands. Tucked into a rocky nook you shelter from the gusting winds rushing eastwards towards the desert. The air is leaving the last of it’s moisture behind as it rushes past you and into the badlands of the American South West.