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LANDSCAPES

I love landscapes.

Most of my posts are about my travels out into nature—and those trips give me many opportunities to admire vast and beautiful landscapes.  This past week, I was out traveling but not to any well known, impressive locations.  The landscapes I saw were nothing like my favorite views from places like Yosemite, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon or even Bryce Canyon National Park.

But last week’s landscapes were glorious, even if they were more muted, subtle.  My trip took me into Northern California and a bit into Southern Oregon.  The plan was to scout out some birds and travel some scenic routes.  I will share more details about my trip over the next several weeks.  But here are some landscapes that show the desolation and splendor of some of the mountain roads and open marsh lands I traveled along.

Not living in the mountains, I always enjoy a snowy landscape.

Anytime of year, Lake Tahoe is a wondrous sight.

This marsh was near Gray Lodge Wildlife Area.

Along I-5, I was able to see Priscilla, Dragon Queen of the Sierras.  I’ve shared about her and the talented artist who created her before.  On this trip—although still a bit cloudy and dreary—Mt. Shasta can be seen in the distance.

A better view of the top of Mt. Shasta.

The Tulelake and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuges offered views of some great marshland.

This is my entry for the Lens Artist Photo Challenge 31 Landscape.

Comments on: "LANDSCAPES" (12)

  1. Great landscapes, so beautifully captured!

  2. Now this looks like a fabulous trip. Way to take advantage of the winter season! Pics of Shasta and Tahoe are awesome!!!

  3. So many beautiful vistas, Patti!

    • Yeah, I really was thrilled with the countryside. It was not as dramatic as the large national parks, but still impressive. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. These landscapes may be more muted than their famous cousins, but they are every bit as beautiful — and impressive too, for including not only a hawk and an eagle, but also a dragon! 🙂 Gorgeous work, Patti.

    • Thanks, Heide, for stopping by. I had such a great trip–and saw lots of birds. And I do love that dragon. The artist who made her has also placed a life size bigfoot near a highway in Northern CA. Eventually, I hope to go find him too.

  5. Beautiful. I’m looking forward to your future posts.

    • Thanks. I will be posting over the next several weeks. We started the trip fully expecting that we might have some days where we were stuck in a hotel room by bad weather, reading and watching movies. Or that when on the road, we would not find what we were looking for. But everyday was a great and gorgeous adventure!

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