If you turn a ‘desert’ into a verb, it would be ‘deserted’.
Coming from the perpetually wet rain coast I am always amazed to see plants that somehow adapt to this cruel environment. One of them is the Bristlecone Pine.
Arches National Park with Delicate Arch in the distance and a Bristlecone pine in front.
This guy is living dangerously, and all for a shot of a Bristlecone pine.
This little Bristlecone is trying to tiptoe out of my photo.
Images from Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park and Grand Canyon in the American Southwest.