The journey takes us through many places. Some are lush and some are barren. Regardless, after a while your eye makes sense of what it sees. It will find the beauty that surrounds you. It maybe that you are looking too closely at the barren rocks, you may have to stand back and view a different panorama. Put some distance between yourself and what you think you see.
You've heard it before: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Try changing your perspective along the journey. Things will appear to have changed. Your eye will find that shapes and forms are equally beautiful as color. It's good that the journey takes us through the desert. We learn to find and appreciate all forms of beauty. We awaken to its many faces.