Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sign of Sun and Neglect

Unlike downtown Los Angels, the California desert is a place of mystery and open spaces. Though many view it as an unbreakable stretch of useless dirt, rock and an occasional tumble weed, it is not. Our deserts are fragile and ecologically delicate. That's what makes this place so special. Leave any foreign object out here in the sun and it will surely fade into the landscape, much like this traffic sign. However, one element refuses to fade: the California desert sky.

6 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Nice shot JT. You are right it i very fragile .

Lenola Daily Photo said...

Absolutely wonderful.
The shot perfectly illustrates the essence of you words.

Splendid

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It would be interesting to know how far the desert extended into the LA basin before humans arrived.

Petrea said...

Gorgeous. And I think you're brave to trek on a road like this. The desert can be dangerous; I'm nervous to get too far off the main drag.

Bibi said...

How many signs I've seen like this in California and in the southwest deserts. Very good post.

Renee said...

I feel thirsty just looking at that! Nice shot, though. I don't know if I am brave enough to drive to any length into it.