A Little Desert Music?
By Debbie Miller Marschke
Steve and I have seen a lot of odd abandoned objects in our desert travels, so this one had us intrigued. We were in Anza Borrego in March 2019 enjoying the superbloom of flowers. We decided to run the Canyon Sin Nombre, when something caught us by surprise and we had to turn the Jeep around to get a closer look. It was shielded by plywood to protect it from the sun, and, yep, someone left a piano in the canyon. It was not a junky piano either, it was in great shape and seemed to be fully in tune. Further down the canyon we could see a campsite, but it was far enough away for us to question whether the piano belonged to this group or not. No one was occupying the camp, so we could not satisfy our curiosity and ask questions. So for the rest of the weekend we made up scenarios (nowadays I guess these clever comments are called “memes”) that would have brought that piano to a remote desert wash and discarded. Let us know if you see it next time you are in Anza Borrego! ~ Debbie