Velvet Petals in the Desert
Hard, dark stone, littered with petrified wood and glittering pebbles. Colorful lichen and dusty juniper.
A warm day walking a rocky cliffside. Hollow footsteps. An empty valley stretches below me. The carved canyons at Zion stand behind me, just out of view.
Grasses grow from fine sand. A cactus blooms in the desert — all velvet petals…