Monday, April 19, 2010
First Impressions Can Be Deceiving
I took a little road trip to Arizona in April 2009. Now the road from Gardnerville, Nevada heading south can be a little, should we say, ugly? But if you look hard you can find the beauty in everything. This is from the road on Hwy 395. Not very pretty, is it. Raise the camera a bit and it starts to look a little more promising. Then you look up a little more and you get this view. Quite a difference. Although I love rock formations, not everyone can see the beauty in a pile of rocks. We go from this to this, just by widening the picture. This is a desert plant. Not too pretty. This looks downright dangerous. All those thorns are hiding this. This is how this plant's flower ends. This is how it starts. This is the in between. This little guy is this littler guy's big brother I guess you can see the resemblance. We all judge things by our first impressions. We just have to remember to have an open mind so we can see the beauty in life when it stares us right in the face.