Can you imagine picking which view you want to see in the changing sky at different times of the day?
Look at those gorgeous boulders. I am so drawn to rocks and love to climb around boulders like this amid the cactus and Palo Verde trees.
It is funny how you like and can see distinct differences in the area you in which you grew up. I find rocks, the different strata of mountains, and the Sonoran Desert plant life to be very beautiful and unique. To others it looks all the same.
Once my husband took me to the Boundary Waters (between Minnesota and Canada) for a four day camping trip. There were limited permits of 3 per day to go into the regulated wilderness area. We also had to go through bear training with a ranger before being allowed to go into the lake with our canoe.
BTW, the Boundary waters requires you to go on various bodies of water, row your canoe maybe 5 to 8 miles then get out, portage a mile and a half while carrying a canoe on your shoulder as well as a Diluth backpack of 40 to 50 pounds, and then row again until you find one of the very few designated campsites you get to use.
I am not a camper so you can imagine lots of stories arose from this trip. Anyway I would be rowing across a lake listening to a loon and looking at all the trees and would say to my husband, it all looks the same. The hills don't change and it is the same green trees at different levels. I told him how much prettier it is to see various geological rocks and mountains and strata and that there is much more diversity in scenery in Arizona than the same hill with green trees that I was looking at over and over again. He said it was the peacefulness and serenity of the green tree-lines hills that was so special. I could agree with that but it still all looked the same and we had quite a philosophical discussion about how we all literally see the world.