The area north of Quartzsite was used as a training ground for General Patton’s troops during World War II. Rocks were laid out in the desert for the pilots to know which way to fly without taking the time to learn navigation skills. Simple navigation, in other words. The rocks spell out QUARTZSITE with an arrow pointing the way and then the words 11 mi. Without being in the air, impossible to take the whole picture. My understanding was that many of the pilots were women. Here is an interesting article about one such woman.
And to keep with theme of “simplicity,” I have done nothing to this photo. No cropping or any other fixes — except to resize it so that WordPress could upload it. This was taken during our February desert ride.
O.K. that’s it. I’ve covered all the themes this month — and all of them were taken in real time (no going back to the archives) with our list of themes in mind. I still owe a self-portrait and am working on it. Slowly.