Essays taken from a weekly newspaper column published in the Washington County News, Washington, Kansas. Look for my book, "Dispatches From Kansas," available from Amazon.com, or from the author.
Toto, I don't believe we're in Kansas any more. This looks like madrone and cedar growing together... maybe western red cedar, maybe not. But cedar.Are you off running the country again?!
Unfortunately, no. Just revisiting a few images taken during our last codgernautical voyage.
If you ask me what my favorite color is, I will almost always say green. I will also likely tell you I am happiest among trees, though I say it with less certainty these days. Funny that I was thinking about this just this afternoon, and looking at your photo here I am drawn, not to the leafy green, but to the river and the land--bare in comparison--beyond. Even the cloudy sky in that corner of the picture beckons to me more than the blue sky bright with sunshine that I not only crave but require. Perhaps some of each is needed to better appreciate the other.
We had driven through that riven land so trees, even madrones, were a welcome sight after such desolation. Such a tortured place, geologically. Breathtakingly beautiful but not a place to loiter during midsummer.
What Jenni said. The juxtaposition of the greenery and barren land is stunning. We'll follow you (and your camera) anywhere!Where was this taken? I need to add lots of locations to my bucket list of things to see when we finally retire.
Suzanne -- This was taken on the eastern slope of he Uintah Mountains in Utah. The lake in the distance is Flaming Gorge. That entire stretch of road is breathtaking and should be done slowly, with frequent stops to absorb the scenery and the geology.And thanks, I'm proud to have you along for the ride.
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