Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Road Less Traveled

I love looking at the map, choosing a road I've never driven down before and just going. That's what we did this past weekend. The road we took started out as pavement in a desert setting, but soon changed to a dirt road winding through the most beautiful scenery. Wildlife abounded. We saw antelope, deer, elk, a mink, golden eagle, bluebirds, marmots, and other birds. The landscape was so beautiful, we pulled the car over numerous time to take some photographs.

This first photo was taken near a small town, too small to even be on the map, called Prairie.



This photo was taken near Arrowrock Dam. I love all the different types of landscape that can be seen here - snowy mountains, brown buttes, the green of the river banks, and the desert-like foreground with sagebrush.



More photos to come later. Stay tuned.

3 comments:

Tea said...

Those photos are spectacular! Thanks for sharing them.

Rhythms of Light said...

Thanks! I'm happy you like them. :)

twiddlestix said...

Wow! I don't know of any roads like that around here. The phots are wonderful...as usual!