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The lights of Tucson glow behind the mountain, glowing a silhouette, casting an ominous glow across the clouds. How can I not be enchanted?
At first I was not in love with this harsh desert landscape. Everything is stark, hard-edged. Everything has spines, or bites! Life in the desert leaves a very fine margin for error. Screw up once, and you easily lose your way in the maze of cacti and endless leguminous shrubs.
Where is water?
Mostly underground or locked inside plants that are stoutly defended by suits of spiny armor.
Where is food?
All around you, locked inside plants that are stoutly defended.
Or running fast: jackrabbits, desert rats, lizards, snakes; you have only to gain access. Good luck.
Watch out for things that bite or sting. And everything bites or stings!
The most terrifying sight in the desert is a dusty-looking cloud moving along…
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