Saturday, January 18, 2014

Wide Open Space

The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains. 
Napoleon Bonaparte

This week's theme in the 52 Photos Project is Wide Open Spaces.  I thought I'd share a picture from our trip to Vegas and Utah a couple of years ago.  That's about as far into wide open space I'd ever been able to see.

This picture was taken from the top of a long high plateau looking down into the canyon.  The yellow trees in the center are along a creek and are way, way down.  They are full grown hardwoods.  The top of the photo show land miles and miles away.  The canyon and the lands beyond opened before you in this view.

In the foreground is a small green tree that is twisted and stunted in growth from the harsh dry conditions there.  You have to take a lesson from the tenacity of such a stubborn little tree that grows there despite the difficulties.

This was a great trip filled with landscapes unlike any I had ever seen before.  I think I'm ready for some new adventures now.

What is the most memorable trip you've been on?  Maybe your comments will send me there.


  1. Great photo Patricia! Our most memorable trip to date was crossing the Arctic Circle with the Midnight Sun, but we have a couple of trips lined up this year that will hopefully top that!

  2. Oh there are so many wonders to see in the world. Too many to name. Maybe that is the wondrous thing about a memory is that it will lock in moments in time that aren't always caught on camera. The blue of the Mediterranean, the Red of the rock formations in Southern Utah, a Fiery red orb starting to peek over the horizon, or watching that same fiery orb in a different lifetime settle into the sea.

  3. The farthest I have been is South Korea. Big, big cities and countryside full of greenhouses to grow food for all the people in the big, big cities. The view from the train from Seoul down South was great. A mixture of old and new. Old temples amidst skyscrapers.

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