Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Leaving Las Vegas


The 8 hour view when you drive from Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada.
I thought I'd go ahead and post a few photos since they turned out ok even though I took them through the windshield. 

More scenery 


I was so happy to finally see some clouds in the sky!  This photo shows the shadows from the clouds on the desert floor, which I thought was pretty interesting.


Finally, I wanted to show you a photo of Walker Lake.
This lake is in Hawthorne, Nevada and I've always found this lake fascinating because you don't see an inlet or outlet.  It's like it's "just there" in the middle of nowhere.  
If you are interested, you can read more about this lake here.


So, there you have it, "the desert" for those of you that aren't used to seeing it that often.  I guess it really can have it's own beauty when you take in all the colors in the mountains. 
Tomorrow, will be green and trees as we head into Oregon & Washington, but don't worry I won't bore you with daily photos of my vacation.  I just wanted to share my 8 hours of scenery today. :-)
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Thank you for all of your thoughtful comments about my last post about "missing my kitties."  It really made me feel better to know that I'm not the only one that feels that way. 
Hope you're having a great week! 
Becca

7 comments:

Linda said...

Hope you are having a wonderful trip, Becca! These are beautiful photos! I understand your feelings in the last post about leaving your kitties...we're the same way about our two pugs!

Pamela said...

I see lots of beauty in these photos Becca. It's funny how we take for granted where we live. It's when we show others photos of where we live that we rediscover the beauty.
Have a safe journey!
Pamela xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These photos are amazing and really give you the true feeling of how vast that part of the country is! I would have to piece photos together to get what you've done! I love them! Post them all! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I had my hubby come and look at the photos...he liked them, too! Makes us want to travel out West! ♥

Kelly Warren said...

these are gorgeous shots, Becca! i hope you are enjoying your trip!

Catherine said...

Wonderful photos Becca!

You made me feel like I was right there with you! :)

Have a Happy Weekend!
xo Catherine

georgia b. said...

oh, your photos are really wonderful! i love the first, second and last in this post.

all your photos have such rich color! how do you process you photos to get them so vibrant?