Those Gas Stations from the past:
Traveling through Wyoming the land scape has a drastic change as you get into the Wasatch Mountains that have been seen for the last 100 miles. I love the rugged terrain and people still live in it.
(We passed this train in Sinclair. Yes it is the headquarters of the privately owned Sinclair Oil Company. This train makes one long curve and still you see no engine or caboose)
I was still singing America and then included America the Beautiful. I have thought since crossing IL and IA that the fields of golden grain could be applied to the Cornstalk brown tassels. As the wind moved them they looked like waves of grain.
I feel so fortunate to sit at our living room picture window and seeing OUR world as we pass at 50-65 mph. Our view of rivers and lakes 'as we look over the concrete fence on either side' is awesome. I remember this view as a kid when steel support bridges were open down to road level giving a view of the rivers. As we drove over the Mississippi and Missouri rivers we could see the ships, boats and barges transiting those great rivers.
Now entering the Wasatch Mountains their beauty is different from our Appalachians with their Green coats. These have scattered scrubs in place, and underbrush. There also some lonely trees standing against the constant winds. Their sudden outcroppings from flat rolling lands is impressive, I love it.
Winding thru the valleys and up and over the small mountains cannot be properly shown in 1 dimension.
I won't post this many picture often (I hope, problem is I shoot over a hundred pictures a day and have to pick from the small thumbnails and I miss some I wanted to show.
PS: For desert photography you must make at least one trip (then you will want more) to:
Professional Desert shots that most can be reached by hiking.