Friday, November 2, 2012

All Around Me

A beautiful week spent in the western desert.  Cottonwood trees in all their golden glory.

Mountains surrounding the Carson Valley with a blue sky background.

Trails to walk, streams to view, textured desert foliage.

Dunes around Washoe Lake...

...with painted faces to greet us.

My thoughts today - coming back to a safe, warm, dry home - are with those in the northeast.  Having been through a few Mother Nature temper tantrums I know that they change more than just the physical surroundings but our whole feelings of safety and security, of home and hearth.  Know that my heart is with any of you who can read this.

"A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand.  I think, I too have known autumn too long." - e.e. cummings


  1. Gorgeous photos, some lovely inspiring sights!

  2. Hiking in a different peace, but equally as beautiful as the place you enjoy every day.

    Its hard to fathom the devastation in the northeast as we watch the news and pray.
    xx, Carol

  3. The cottonwood trees match perfectly with the colours in your header! Thanks for those reflective thoughts. :o)



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