Rainbow over White Sands

Rainbow over white sands coming from ArizonaWhile traveling from Arizona to New Mexico on Interstate 10, there is a beautiful mountain range, part of White Sands.

I would have enjoyed taking the off-road tour but here is a view from the Interstate.  It was a unique mix with clouds, rain, rainbow and white mountains.

So where does the white sand originate?  Wikipedia has excellent information.  Here are a couple of photos from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sands_National_Monument to provide some insight.

1024px-White_sands_moon_&_clouds - Photo by White Sands National Park
White Sands.  (Wikipedia)


White_sands_panorama_2009 (1) - Photo by White Sands National Park
White Sands.  (Wikipedia)

I didn’t get a chance to visit the White Sands National Park but maybe I’ll get back there in the next couple of years.  It seems interesting.  National Park Service at White Sands states:

Each generation of visitors to the Tularosa Basin and White Sands National Monument have left their mark. Today monument visitors can experience some of the most iconic historic places associated with the basin’s rich history.

These places include the monument’s historic district, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the historic Lucero Ranch on the western shoreline of Lake Lucero.

Visitors interested in learning more about the Tularosa Basin’s military history can also visit the White Sands Missile Range Museum and Trinity Site, the place where the first atomic bomb was tested in 1945.  https://www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htm

There is beauty in everything we do and see – if we only keep watch and appreciate it.  Isn’t beauty in the eyes of the beholder?



21 thoughts on “Rainbow over White Sands

  1. Beautiful Pictures. I love seeing a rainbow, it gives us hope…….I bet the white sand can be
    blinding at times. Could be on my bucket list!

    1. Thanks Betty. I agree that rainbows are always encouraging with hope. I imagine the white sand could be blinding in the hot sun. This whole area is really neat.

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