Stones, hills, lightning, snow. It's one of the few big cities where Joshua trees grow.
Palm trees too, are everywhere to be seen; so much, in fact, that their appearance seems routine.
Red Rock Preserve is not far away, where you may suffer like a wild animal when climbing beautiful, endless hills that betray.
Inhale its beauty, but beware its fate: The desert is not for the weak, and many have perished under its weight.
Torrential winds that slap your face; freezing snow that turns you blue; lightning strikes that instantly transform atheists into believers; and flash floods that might carry you away to heaven (or hell).
You'll wish for all that, in the middle of summer, when the furnace-like heat will break your spirit--and cause you tremendous suffer.
Stones, trees, hills, flowers, sun, snow, wind, lightning, thunder, air, life, sickness, death.