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.


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 usual!