Thirsty Souls

Thirsty Souls: Kaleidoscopic Tones

We're all thirsty for something.  Each Thursday, we'll explore the dreams, desires, and destinations that inspire our #thirstysouls.

This week we're thirsty for vibrant hues and kaleidoscopic tones. Consider this your invitation to visit some of earth's most colorful spots.

1. The Painted Desert, AZ

The Painted Desert displays Mother Nature's craftsmanship and spans areas of both the Grand Canyon National Park and the Petrified Forest National Park. It sits at the Four Corners - a unique badlands area where the borders of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet. This makes us want to do sand art, pronto. 

photo via Instagram @anais_dax

photo via Instagram @the_katorade

photo via Instagram @life_of_arcticsounds

photo via Instagram @visit_arizona                                                         

 

2. Lake Hillier, Australia

Hillier Lake in Western Australia is a natural oddity. This salty lake alongside the Pacific ocean owes its unusual color to some cheeky algae.  Are they trying to make us pink with envy?

photo via Instagram @nadiatarr

photo via Instagram @_ebeatrice_frizzarin

                                                                                 

3. Salvation Mountain, California

Salvation Mountain in Niland, California, is a surprising fusion of art and nature. Formed by artist Leonard Knight, this multicolored monument was created with the purpose of declaring that "God is Love" and "Love is Universal." 

photo via Instagram @moeco623

photo via Instagram @xtian.cook

photo via Instagram @lagoldfox

photo via Instagram @katieneuhof

 

4. Flower Fields

As if we needed an excuse to backpack around the globe, these fields are calling us.... Hit up tulips in Canada, lavender in France, and canolas in Australia.

photo via Instagram @jackiedivesphoto Agassiz Tulip Festival, British Columbia- Canada

photo via Instagram @myloveforparis Lavender Fields, Provence- France

photo via Instagram @suzanneasad Field of Canola, New South Whales- Australia

5. Grand Prismatic Spring, WY

Grand Prismatic, located in Yellowstone National Park, is the largest hot spring in the United States. The center of the pool remains a deep cerulean blue year round, while the contrasting outer edges change colors with the seasons.

photo via Instagram @m.o.o.n.s.h.a.d.o.w

photo via Instagram @allthingsconsideredcamping

photo via Instagram @jonn_silva25

photo via Instagram @asanchezrovira

@drinkcaliwater

The cactus fields growing wildly throughout California yield our favorite color - the natural pink of the prickly pear fruit.

 


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Have you found color in an unexpected place?  Share your 'kaleidoscopic tones' by using #thirstysouls on social media.