Tina at Travels and Trifles hosts this week’s challenge with an invitation for us to pick a place to which we’ve traveled and feature it in our post.
I have not traveled abroad since the death of my husband 11 years ago, but I have done a bit of traveling throughout the western portion of the United States. I am particularly fascinated by canyon country, places where the geology of the place takes center stage an overwhelms the senses, leaving you awestruck.
“When your spirit cries for peace, come to a world of canyons deep in the old land, feel the exultation of high plateaus, the strength of moving waters, the simplicity of sand and grass, the silence of growth.” — August Frugé
“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” —
“Beauty in front of me, Beauty behind me,
Beauty Above me, Beauty below me,
Beauty all around me,
I walk in Beauty…” — Navaho prayer
These are really amazing Priscilla. I’d dying to see the badlands but such a difficult trip for us from here in the southern US. The west is just one glorious spot after another!
The southern U.S. is a place where I’ve not spent much time, and I’d love to get to know it better. I saw my first mountain at age 10, and couldn’t believe it was real. So glorious!
The world is filled with amazing surprises don’t you think Priscilla?!
Beautiful images! wowza.
Thanks so much, Pam! The wowza belongs to the landscape. My pictures can’t do it justice.
I beg to differ! I have a hard time capturing landscapes – you did it perfectly!
Why, thanks! Framing the shot with depth of field interest helps. Put something in the foreground, and let the background show the vastness of the whole picture.
Breathtaking images! Never been to that part of US.
I definitely recommend visiting the wild and open places in the West. Very good for the soul!
These landscape images are remarkable!! Breathing!
Thanks, Amy. (Glad you’re taking breaths!)
Beautiful. Mother Nature’s palette.
It’s amazing how colorful rock can be. Thanks for your visit!
Beautiful picks and pics for this challenge, Scilla! The Badlands has always been one of my favorite places to visit.
Thanks, Sue! The Badlands has a deceptive reputation on paper. Being there changes all the notions of “bad” and “nowhere”.
Thank you! I try to honor the place.