Day 138


August 12th, 2010


  1. Karen Too says:

    Ah, now this is more like it. Beautiful, serene. Love all the colors, textures, depth of field, and so on.

  2. Agreed, the color transitions here are wonderful!

  3. Lori from Calif. says:

    Love the sky especially.

  4. Tina says:

    Beautiful scenery! Does sagebrush really have a pungent scent?

    • marcus says:

      Sagebrush has a strong pungent fragrance, especially when wet,

    • Belle Zora says:

      The only scent I love more than wet sage is the creosote of the Mojave desert after a rain. Okay, and also orange and lemon groves are heaven. And then there are pine forests.

    • Janine says:

      Yes! It’s nickname is “cowboy cologne” because cowboys would rub the leaves on their skin before they went into town, so they wouldn’t smell quite so offensive.

  5. Jeff says:

    cool, nice to look at. awesome.

  6. Tna says:

    The only thing I ever found beautiful about this area was early winter mornings when the hoarfrost covered the sagebrush making it a winter wonderland.

  7. Gigi says:

    This is like a painting, love it!

  8. MN Roxanne says:

    Sage smells wonderful when I use it for smudging in ceremony…. the Lakota use it to purify anything….
    I also like the blue -green color…

  9. katzien in austin says:

    LOVE this photo, and all the varied colors, textures and the scale of the foreground. Very cool!

  10. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Yes it’s really pretty and interesting how you go from green bush/trees to the sagebrush to the wheat field and around rolling over to dirt. So many textures and colors in this. Very nice Matt, thank you.

  11. Chuck in florida says:

    Bet you thought Washington was all trees and green didn’t you….? Till you cross the Cascades it”s ALOT of desert…but it gives you room and time to think….

  12. jack carson says:

    Between this shot and the rock cairn I find myself looking for Carlos Casteneda to pop up from behind a rock. ..

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