There will always be something new to discover: a minute moss never found before, a rabbit eating birdseed with the bores on a hungry November day, a bittern that stays only long enough to be remembered.

Ann Haymond Zwinger

I spent a lot of time in the American desert before I discovered the creamy mid-afternoon light that makes some photographs look like paintings. This special light isn’t everywhere, but eastern Nevada and southwestern New Mexico are two of the places that I’ve found it.