Conifer green, pale sky blue, concrete gray, brick red, driveway black. These are the colors of home. Mauve, ochre, dun limonite browns and sand beige, hematite reds, deep contrasting blues, and deep forest greens (except for the tumbleweed soft greens) - these are the myriad colors of the American southwest. Driving through Adamana in Arizona for a few days we found the light, stark lack of vegetation, and contrasting sky a delight to take in. We got some steel gray skies, too, as our early Spring trip delivered some snow and sleet and rain, but that was a welcome reminder of home, anyway.