You can’t tell a whole lot about the city of Barstow, California, merely from driving through on the interstate. In fact, you might wonder why anyone would choose to live in such a hot, rather isolated place. But this desert town has a very colorful history — pioneer trails and the railroad, the instant riches of silver mining, and the […]
Halfway across Arizona, heading east on Interstate 40, I got the brilliant idea to photograph every old, forgotten, or neglected sign I could find along the highway. The newer highway runs more or less parallel to the original Route 66, and I felt sure I could spot some cool-looking signs. Unfortunately, by the time this idea occurred to me, most […]
The region of Patagonia lies at the southern tip of South America and includes portions of Argentina and Chile. The southern Andes mountain range is only one part of a varied landscape which is home to a huge variety of birds and wildlife. I know very little about this part of the world, but it’s clear from the photos and […]
A modern adobe structure offers a bit of shade near the Agate Bridge, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.
As we started out on our road trip across the southwestern US at the end of July, I expected to see a lot of sweltering desert and not much else. So it was a happy surprise to find so much beautiful scenery as we traveled along Highway 40 through Arizona and New Mexico. Of course, there were plenty of flat […]
It’s been quite a long time since I managed an early walk along the bike trail; but this week I got back out there and realized how much I’ve missed the cool morning breeze and the ripples on the lake. My photos are a little fuzzy because I decided not to carry my heavy 600mm lens. Maybe next time my […]
Roughly halfway through this amazing episode it occurred to me that it might have been titled “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles”! Some of the territory Huell discovers on this Road Trip adventure looks awfully familiar to me, since we passed through the small town of Tehachapi on Highway 58 only a couple of weeks ago. We didn’t have time to stop […]
I didn’t have a lot of opportunities to shoot wildflowers during our Texas trip, but I still managed to find a few, even in the desert. Here are a few of my recent favorites, including some I noticed the other morning in my own neighborhood.