Sunset at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument outside Alamogordo in New Mexico is at once a sharp contrast to the snowy landscape outside my window as I write this post, yet in an odd way, surprisingly reminiscent of it.

The White Sands dunes from across the Tularosa Basin

It may sound strange, but looking out across the smooth, uniform curves of the World’s largest expanse of gypsum sand dunes, the first thing I was reminded of was snow drifts, not beaches. In fact, the warm rush of air as we opened our vehicle’s doors almost came as surprise.

My time at White Sands National Monument really was quite surreal, perhaps heightened by the fact I experienced the dunes at sunset.

Interdune Boardwalk

Tell me this doesn’t look like an icy road in midwinter!

With a few friends at White Sands

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This week’s post was inspired by the themes Smooth from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Curves from Bren of Ryan Photography, and Uniform from Fandango.



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4 Responses to Sunset at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Terrific photos and journey. Thanks Jaspa 😀

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