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

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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    • # Pintã©R Orsi

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

      2009.09.05 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Carey

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

      2009.09.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Neil

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

      2009.09.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ricardo

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

      2009.09.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

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

      2009.09.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tonya

      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. :)

      2009.09.03 Edited Reply Cancel

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