...I thought that Furnace Creek in Death Valley, about 210 ft. below sea level, was an appropriate spot for the rose stone. It is an area that has seen much suffering, yet as a result of the heavy rains that the Southwest had this winter, the valley floor is full of wildflowers. They bring beauty and new life to the middle of a place made famous by desolation and hardship.

John Kounis
May 3, 2010
Death Valley, California