Sands Yucca - White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
This is a Yucca plant, standing upright and proud as the state flower of
the State of New Mexico deep within the dunes of White
Sands National Monument.
I had walked past this yucca plant 3 or 4 times earlier during the day
while setting up a campsite nearby. On my last trip across this dune, and
on the way back to the campsite, the sun had just began to set and the
shadows were beginning to cast longer shadows. It was then that I noticed
just how magnificent this yucca looked standing there along with the background
of the pure white sand and blue sky.