the desert has been good to us this winter--although i worry our lack of snow will lead to draught.
i've probably mentioned my worries about this pitiful winter here in our mountains a few times,
but i am really, truly worried. i'm hoping that we will get the message, and change our energy-using ways of old. here's to riding bikes more, keeping the heat/ac down, buying/consuming less,
and spending more time in the great outdoors on our own two feet. there. there's my rant.
back to the beauty. i think i will always be a westerner at heart. there is something quite liberating
and awe-some about having the ability to see for miles and miles and miles,
the grand red-rock cliffs against an open blue sky, with night skies that will truly make you wonder and your heart will soften to a pace that allows you to worry no more. this is life. this is the earth.
currently our local government is trying to obtain ALL federal land for their own use--
that federal land is all of ours, even if you live outside of the state. we're fighting to keep it federally managed/owned so that these lands can stay open to public use.
so what do i do? i go and sign up to be a delegate in my local precinct in hopes my voice will make a difference. long live wilderness!