Sensory overload

When I’m in a place I enjoy, like Caprock Canyon or Big Bend, it’s so very easy for me to get sensory overload.

Everywhere you look, there’s something wonderful to see.  Colors, textures, patterns, etc.

On one hand, the sheer magic of the place is everywhere around you.  You know people have been living, working and surviving there for thousands of years. For example, in the case of Caprock Canyon, they have identified a cliff that was used by prehistoric hunters to harvest buffalo – a long, long time ago.   So  there was food – and with several running streams through the area, there was water.  And the cliffs and canyons provided shelter.   You can easily lose yourself just wandering around through the park and thinking what life would have been like for those who were in that same spot thousands of years ago.

blues and reds

On the other, clear out of the blue something small will catch your eye and draw you in with its simple perfection.


Like I said, it’s easy to overload the senses.

~ by Derrick Birdsall on April 27, 2010.

2 Responses to “Sensory overload”

  1. It is a beautiful place. The top photograph here looks a little like Utah or even New Mexico. Similar landforms and layer colors.

  2. Indeed, David; just on a smaller scale. It’s wonderful that it’s only a 4 hour drive from home. 😉

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