In the Middle of the Desert
What makes this souvenir from United States appealing is the fact that it seems to resemble a surrealist painting, giving it a unique quality that is sure to help adorn your kitchen or wherever you choose to stock this magnet. The colors simply play with your eyes by displaying angelic yet natural elements that invite and even provoke contemplative thought.
The centerpiece also serves as a contrast piece that provides perspective for the environment that is presented. It is there to highlight the fact that White Sands National Monument is found in the middle of the desert, yet it draws tourists from all over the country.
Places like these are the reason why people travel all over the planet. It is a window into another world that is most likely dramatically different from your own. And that's why this really is a great example of a souvenir as it serves as not only a reminder, but a symbol of the different environments that make the rich tapestry of the world we can enjoy today.
A Look Inside the Park
Even though White Sands is a desert, the curious traveler will find an interesting flora in the area. Yucca might be the most popular shrub in the park, making a good job to adapt to such adverse living conditions. For centuries, men have depended on Yucca to survive.
Yucca can be eaten, particularly its fruits, flowers, roots and seeds. The roots are also used by Native Americans to wash their hair. Also, Yucca is used to start a fire, to achieve this, you need dried leaves of the plants. Also, the stems of the Yucca are used as primitive hooks to hang the meat. This is a great travel souvenir to start a conversation on the secrets of White Sands.