the what and the why of desert country
ON THE BRIGHTEST AND WARMEST DAYS MY DESERT IS MOST itself because sunshine and warmth are the very essence of its character. The air is lambent with light; the caressing warmth envelops everything in its ardent embrace. Even when outlanders complain that the sun is too dazzling and too hot, we desert lovers are prone to reply, "At worst that is only too much of a good thing."
Unfortunately, this is the time when the tourist is least likely to see it. Even the winter visitor who comes for a month or six weeks is mostly likely to choose January or