High Desert Driving.........

by Tom September. 03, 2009 4094 views

I said, "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be
at rest - I would flee far away and stay in the desert; I would
hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.
–Psalms 55:6

Only the desert has a fascination—to ride alone—in the sun in the
forever unpossessed country—away from man. That is a great
temptation.
–D.H. Lawrence

Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile.
–Mark 6:31

To say nothing is out here is incorrect; to say the desert is stingy
with everything except space and light, stone and earth is closer to
the truth.
–William Least Heat Moon

What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate
in the remote.
–Edward Abbey

The other desert – the real desert – is not for the eyes of the
superficial observer or the fearful soul of the cynic. It is a land
which reveals its true character only to those who come with
courage, tolerance, and understanding. For those the desert holds
rare gifts.
–Randall Henderson

A desert is a place without expectation.
–Nadine Gordimer

Transparent and intangible as sunlight, yet always and everywhere
present, lures a man on and on, from the red-walled
canyons to the smoke-blue ranges beyond, in a futile but fascinating
quest for the great, unimaginable treasure which the desert seems to
promise. Once caught by this golden lure you become a prospector for
life.
–Edward Abbey

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Ines 7 years, 8 months ago

beautiful set Tom, # 4 is my fav !!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Nancy 7 years, 8 months ago

Great set and captures!! Love #4:))

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pintã©R Orsi 7 years, 8 months ago

oh my... all of them are beautiful!!! you are visiting always so amazing places. thank you for sharing us your journey pics :)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Christa 7 years, 8 months ago

Fantastic landscapes! I like them all!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sk Tan 7 years, 8 months ago

#4 is beautiful!!! Excellent shot!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Camille 7 years, 8 months ago

a desert : my dream, to-day ...
what a beautiful blue in the sky !

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Leanne......Melbourne, Australia 7 years, 8 months ago

These are lovely...my favourites are #4 and #8

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Carey 7 years, 8 months ago

love these!!! very beautiful shots. they sky looks amazing in each photo. :)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Neil 7 years, 8 months ago

Great set Tom !! Cool quotes ! Loved the last one with the train !! I take it you've read The Monkey Wrench Gang ? cd

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jumiella 7 years, 8 months ago

I prefer pfoto #4. Wonderful colours of sky!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Finbarr 7 years, 8 months ago

WOW!! stunning views !! well done to you

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kate 7 years, 8 months ago

very beautiful peaceful images and inspiring quotes

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gillian 7 years, 8 months ago

What fantastic landscape to drive through (and phtograph!)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gonia 7 years, 8 months ago

very pretty views! very!super done!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jennye 7 years, 8 months ago

beautiful set!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Justyna 7 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful place, so .... neverending:-) #4 - great colors

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Prem Moktan 7 years, 8 months ago

Last one is great with losts of detail..! Thank you for sharing..!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 8 months ago

I love this kind of scenarios! Indeed 4# is my personal favorite!
and the quotes fits alot! :)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 8 months ago

Wonderful shots and quotes!! You encountered some lovely skies that day and captured them well.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mel 7 years, 8 months ago

Amazing shots.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tonya 7 years, 8 months ago

Love #4 and #8! Nice to see but I don't think I would like to live there. I would miss my hills of Kentucky. Funny how mosst people love where they are raised. There is no place like home. :)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Walter 7 years, 8 months ago

Very relaxing views... :-)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 8 months ago

Great set! #4 is awesome!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jet28 7 years, 8 months ago

Love the big skies and wide open spaces :-)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pete 7 years, 8 months ago

nice green desert
love the sky and colours in #4

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Atielaypark 7 years, 8 months ago

beautiful =D

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kilian 7 years, 8 months ago

wow, it looks so quiet and peaceful. nice shots!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
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