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Death Valley Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Early morning: raindrops, lightnings in the background, long distance runners from Badwater passing by.

The odor of some unknown plant or herb is omnipresent: all senses are challenged. A rattlesnake passes by and moves sizzling into a tiny whole.

Everywhere you witness the continual struggle of the dunes with the trees. At the end the tree looses.

A bit further down the road at Devil's Cornfield,  arrowweed seems to be more succesfully in taking up the same challenge.

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