I have given myself a photo assignment of photographing the Desert in all it’s incarnations. Today’s focus started as photographing the sun rising over the nearby hills and mountains then morphed into photographing a garbage dump out in the middle of the Desert. Every morning I walk my dog Lucy in the La Quinta Cove and wondered why I saw so much glass everywhere. After a major storm had flushed the Desert and filled my walk with more glass and loads of rusted metal I decided to walk further and investigate. After finding illegal dumping areas all over with tons of broken glass I wondered even more why the city spent a good deal of money to put a roundabout instead of cleaning this pollution up.
Francois de Melogue
“But the love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach, it is also an expression of loyalty to the Earth, the Earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need – if only we had the eyes to the Original Sin, the true Original Sin, the blind destruction for the sake of greed of this natural paradise which lies all around us – if only we were worthy of it.” – Cactus Ed