Tuesday, July 01, 2008

On the road


















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dark pines on the sage hills,
yellow-, blue-, purple-sprinkled muddy meadows
bursting with fresh green grasses —
the valley itself more colorful than
the lines that pull us across the map



















Click on photos for larger views — it's worth it.

9 Comments:

Anonymous marja-leena said...

Beautiful! Is this in Idaho?

7/01/2008 4:53 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

these are absolutely exquisite, mb! so many shades of green - rich, fertile, lush. yes, do tell - where were these taken?

7/02/2008 2:08 AM  
Blogger Ruahines said...

Tena Koe MB,
Pretty cool all right. I just want to get in amongst that valley and go all the way to those alluring mountains. I love your line about the map. Just last night I had my maps out dreamily looking at my route in 3 weeks time, all the colours denoting height, forest, water - and very easy to trace one's finger from here to there and think "hmm, that doesn't seem so far"...
much different, and more beautiful when actually there. Kia ora MB.
Rangimarie,
Robb

7/02/2008 1:21 PM  
Blogger MB said...

M-L, Sky, this is on the top of Lemhi Pass at 7,300 ft or so. The first photo looks basically east into Montana, the second looks west into Idaho.

Robb, you and Lewis & Clark & Sacajawea. This is where, in 1805, they crossed the Great Divide. There's something about maps that can entrance, but the real thing's so much better.

7/03/2008 10:33 AM  
Anonymous Elizabeth (Beth W.). said...

Oh my -- I would love to be out there amongst those gorgeous mountains. You're so right -- taking time to enjoy the enlarged view was well worth it.

Thanks,
Beth W.

7/03/2008 4:20 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

WOW. I love mountains -- just got back from a too-short trip to the lower, drier ones we have here, and all I can say is "ahhhhhhhhhh".

7/05/2008 5:47 PM  
Blogger firebird said...

Ohh--I followed your advice and clicked on the photos--the depth is so awesome, it's like being there! Now to just fly right into the picture...

7/06/2008 4:42 PM  
Anonymous marly said...

Look where you are roaming, mb! Flying out with happy suited boys who knock down their mamas, and on into the wild.

Hope all is as joyful as that little floating bird of a cloud. (Or that little tanager-colored thing. What, where was that?)

7/08/2008 11:02 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Beth W, Lori, Firebird, I'm glad you could all get a feel for the place.

Marly, congrats to your happy suited no-longer-boy and enjoy the wild! The tanager was in my backyard.

7/09/2008 4:30 PM  

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