Thursday, June 24, 2010

Roadside Snap

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
Warren G. Bennis quotes

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kuna, Idaho - To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.” Emily Dickinson

 On the Road in Kuna

 Swans River Dam
 Dedication Point - Kuna, ID - Set aside by the Federal Government for
 Birds of Prey
 Dedication Point - Kuna, ID - Set aside by the Federal Government for
 Birds of Prey
 Dedication Point - Kuna, ID - Set aside by the Federal Government for 
Birds of Prey
Lonesome Prairie - Kuna, ID

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.  ~Sam Keen

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Into my heart an air that kills / From yon far country blows: / What are those blue remembered hills, / What spires, what farms are those?”

I really love photographing farmland. There is a beauty to me in farms, they all look so well manicured with their rows and rows of plants and beautiful animals they are raising feeding along the roadside. I especially like old barns and silos they each have their own character. One day I would love to hit the road and just do farms all across the country or the world. There is just a beauty I see in the land and in the people that do the work.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Dedicated to all the Tin Can Travelers

Often when we travel we find stretches of road like this that go on and on without a soul in site. Coming from the Bay Area it is quite a nice change and when these people have signs up that say traffic congestion I always laugh as it usually means two cars and a school bus.

I like the peacefulness of traveling an open road like this, just looking out onto the mountains and open ranges as we motor by. Sometimes when we haven't seen anyone for a long while I do get a little nervous as I am always scared we will break down and sometimes we do not have phone access. But then I see a dear or bird or something that catches my interest and I get back to taking pictures and all my concerns fly out the window.

Anyway this one is for all the Tin Can Travelers out there, safe journeys to us all :) 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Billboards and Road Signs

I remember as a little girl when we would take roadtrips we used to count license plates, well as an adult I keep myself occupied by photographing Roadsigns and Billboards.  I must say you do run across some very imaginative signs out there it would be a shame to pass them by without some documentation.  So here is what I got on our recent Road Trip to Idaho, I think Nevada had the best signs of all if you ask me though.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Roadtrip - Nevada's High Desert County

For most of the trip to Idaho this is what we saw.  Miles and miles of rugged mountains and sage grass with a small farm tucked here and there.  You can drive for hours and not see a single soul, which sometimes scares me as I always think what do we do if the car breaks down, it's not like you can walk to the gas station.  I got to wondering about the truckers that make these journeys day in and day out it must be a special type of person who enjoys this solitude, I mean I like the quiet but.....   Then the farmers out there all alone in this wilderness I can't imagine where their neighbors might be.  On the plus side it is a beautiful site to behold, I always try to ingrain the sites in my head I want to be able to close my eyes when having a bad day at work and think about what I see as we drove by, hope I never forget.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Roadtrip - First stop Sierra Nevada Mountain Range - Nevada

This is taken just as we are entering Nevada. This is the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, it was neat to see snow on top of the mountains and the dry sage at the bottom. These mountains never cease to take my breath away.

The Sierra Nevada (Spanish meaning "snowy mountain range"[6]) is a mountain range in the U.S. states of California and Nevada, between the California Central Valley and the Basin and Range Province. The Sierra run 400 miles (640 km) north-to-south, and are approximately 70 miles (110 km) across east-to-west. Notable Sierra features include Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America; Mount Whitney at 14,505 feet (4,421 m),[2] the highest point in the contiguous United States; and Yosemite Valley sculpted by glaciers out of 100-million-year-old granite. The Sierra is home to three parks, 20 wilderness areas, and a national monument. These areas include Yosemite and Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks.
The character of the range is shaped by its geology and ecology. More than 100 million years ago, granite formed deep underground. The range started to uplift 4 million years ago, and erosion by glaciers exposed the granite and formed the light-colored mountains and cliffs that make up the range. The uplift caused a wide range of elevations and climates in the Sierra, which are reflected by the presence of five life zones.
The Sierra Nevada was home to several Native American tribes. The range was first sighted by Europeans in 1542, and then explored between 1844 and 1912.[7]