White Sands National
Monument in New Mexico is a blinding alien landscape with giant shifting
dunes of pure white gypsum sand. A unique
dry lake bed forms a never ending
supply of the snowy mineral that blows across the barren landscape.
Normally the gypsum would dissolve in the rain, but rain nearly
never falls in this desert, so the giant sandbox continues to
grow and grow.
We loved this lone tree; we’re always amazed when life finds a way to flourish
They weren’t kidding, it was quite the shocking situation!
of the wildlife — lizards, mice, rabbits and foxes — that
inhabit this peculiar environment have adapted, becoming
white to blend in with the surrounding sand for protection.
However, according to
one of the park signs, these little guys still end up as tasty
little dishes of fast food. Call us wacky, but that seems like
the sign might be just a tad disturbing to the kiddies.
ours are all grown up.
David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com