New Mexico.

Frost rolls across the New Mexican Desert.

Frost rolls across the New Mexican Desert.

The southern desert of New Mexico is an interesting place. The state itself is one of the poorest in the United States, yet the land is stunning. This landscape photograph shows the harsh beauty of New Mexico in January. The frost on the flat land and the lone rock formation create a juxtaposition much like beauty and poverty. They just don't seem to fit together.