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

by Tom September. 03, 2009 4169 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 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Nancy 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pintã©R Orsi 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Christa 8 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic landscapes! I like them all!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sk Tan 8 years, 1 month ago

#4 is beautiful!!! Excellent shot!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Camille 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Leanne......Melbourne, Australia 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Carey 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jumiella 8 years, 1 month ago

I prefer pfoto #4. Wonderful colours of sky!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Finbarr 8 years, 1 month ago

WOW!! stunning views !! well done to you

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kate 8 years, 1 month ago

very beautiful peaceful images and inspiring quotes

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gillian 8 years, 1 month ago

What fantastic landscape to drive through (and phtograph!)

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gonia 8 years, 1 month ago

very pretty views! very!super done!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jennye 8 years, 1 month ago

beautiful set!!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Justyna 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Prem Moktan 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ricardo 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mel 8 years, 1 month ago

Amazing shots.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tonya 8 years, 1 month 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. :)

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Walter 8 years, 1 month ago

Very relaxing views... :-)

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Brian 8 years, 1 month ago

Great set! #4 is awesome!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 1 month ago

Love the big skies and wide open spaces :-)

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pete 8 years, 1 month ago

nice green desert
love the sky and colours in #4

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Atielaypark 8 years, 1 month ago

beautiful =D

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kilian 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
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