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The above photo was from our California train trip last October through the majestic landscape of New Mexico.  I find this type of topography absolutely breathtaking; and yet, I can’t quite put my finger on why this is so.

It’s rugged, jagged appearance might not be one’s ‘cup of tea’, as it were.  Sometimes we think of smooth, repeated patterns as perhaps more in keeping with what we define as ‘nature’s beauty’.  And yet, there is something so incredibly outstanding in my mind when I see this desert landscape.  What is it? Why do I think this way?  I really don’t know, to be honest.  I think of the Pacific Ocean and its endless clear water and white-capped waves crashing on the shore.  That is such a gorgeous view; Maui, for example, with mountains looming in the distance on one side, while the ocean breezes blow gently on the other.

The New Mexico terrain is a far-cry from that aquatic scene, to be sure.  And yet, I find them both amazingly appealing on the same level.  What do you think? Why is the dry terrain so welcoming at the same time empty and raw.  I would really love to know what you think about this!

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20 thoughts on “Beauty in Rugged Terrain – New Mexico

  1. John says:

    It is a great capture. For me, the desert speaks to me in terms of both geology and the millenniums gone by. These rocks have seen so much over the millions of years they’ve kept watch. They are both beautiful and mysterious.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you, John! Oh, what an absolutely wonderful description! That rings so true with me! Thanks!! Cher xo

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      1. John says:

        Hugs!! XX

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  2. Beautiful photo Cher and I find all kind of landscapes amazing, when it is raw nature. Like coming back to nature 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      That is a terrific way of describing it, Irene; thank you!! Cher xo

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      1. You are very welcome, Cher 🙂

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  3. The rustic colours are really beautiful! Lovely and interesting, Cher. 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I feel the same way, Iris! It’s just a magnificent part of the United States!! Love, Cher xo

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  4. eths says:

    New Mexico skies are fantastic!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Aren’t they just? Cher xo

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I think so too, David! Cher xo

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  5. Helen Jones says:

    It’s the bones of the earth, Cher. And they are beautiful 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Oh what a wonderful description, Helen! Thank you!! Cher xo

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      1. Helen Jones says:

        You’re very welcome, Cher – hope you’re well and loving life xx

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Right back at you, my dear! Thank you! Cher xo

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  6. It has a stark kind of beauty. Full of beauty stripped to its core. Hugs, Barbara

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      What a fantastic way to describe it, Barbara! Thank you! Hugs, Cher xo

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