The badlands of Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, CA.
I had seen photos of this place before but nevertheless I had not quite prepared myself for such a stunning display of colors everywhere.
Not just reds and yellows and other earth tones but furher out there were also pinks greens and purples, anything imaginable.
My only regret was that I could only watch this from the viewpoint and that there was no time to go out among these ridges and canyons –
– for I might have decided to stay, never come out and never be seen again…
Ice cream earth (the colors reminded me of the ’Trio’ ice cream we used to have when I was a kid).
Like a fossilized backbone of some ancient monster… (The black is actually lava flow on top of light yellow silt deposits.)