Down below, the sun rose over a different desert. Here and there claret cup cactus showed off their first scarlet blossoms. Cactus wrens busied themselves weaving nests into fortresses of prickly cholla. If I looked carefully, there was life everywhere.
Back inside the Jeep the heater rattled and Biscuit uttered little porcine grunts of contentment. It should be reported that nagging anxieties about The Future can be temporarily mollified by spring snow, blooming cactus, and corgyn chortles.
Especially corgyn chortles.