Wait... what's in the corner of the last one?
Never mind. No desert trip for me, just hanging out in Colorado. Seriously, if you ever get a chance to go to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, you should check it out. It's surreal to see that much sand in the middle of the mountains. Personally, I maybe wouldn't suggest middle of the summer. They say the surface temperatures of the sand can get up to 140 degrees. Too hot for my blood!
I went in the fall, which was perfect for going barefoot.
I don't know which mountain this is, and I didn't quite catch it in the right light, but I really liked the snow on top and the fall colors, especially the ones that you can tell follow the stream.
Then, on a plant that looked dead, there were these.
There's probably a lesson about thriving in the desert when it doesn't seem possible that anything could grow. Personally, I just thought they were pretty.