new mexico

“The fire. The odor of burning juniper is the sweetest fragrance on the face of the earth, in my honest judgment; I doubt if all the smoking censers of Dante’s paradise could equal it. One breath of juniper smoke, like the perfume of sagebrush after rain, evokes in magical catalysis, like certain music, the space and light and clarity and piercing strangeness of the American West. Long may it burn.”
~Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

During 1987, I took a road trip West. Don’t know where I was when I snapped this shot other than close to New Mexico and Northern Texas.


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