About an hour car drive away from the desert landscape of the Petrified Forest in Arizona, one finds oneself in the large National Forests of Arizona. Change can happen quickly.
For a little while, melt water from winter snow leaves scenic lakes where tall pines try to protect the smaller birches in early morning light.
Summer draughts and quickly progressing privatization threaten all this.
After sunset, when the few humans have retreated into their safe houses and the winds have subsided, the landscape becomes very quiet. The perfect reflections of the resting trees look like oscillograms of unheard cries.
Change happens quickly.