Hey, look! A rock!
That part of the drive was pretty. Right now, a little over an hour away from Reno, it is less pretty. Oh, I like the mountains, even the scrub plains. But we are driving into a dust storm. Not a bad one, it probably won’t delay us at all. Visibility is good on the road. But the mountains are hiding. The desert looks bigger this way, kind of like a Japanese woodcut using fog to indicate the distance of mountains, printed on yellowing paper.
A picture just looks blurry, you’ll have to take my word that it looks mildly interesting, then kind of boring, kind of spooky. Yeah, I know it isn’t usually both but there you have it.