Thursday, July 7, 2011
Thursday Challenge: Roads
I should be finishing my final Colorado post, but my blogging buddy Barbara always does such wonderfully fun and creative posts for the Thursday Challenge that when I saw this week's theme, I had to play along. I love photos of country lanes that wind their way into the unseen distance, disappearing around curves and into our imaginations.
I took these in Big Horn on my way home from town on Tuesday (as always, click on them to see larger versions)...
This is the entrance to the Gallatin Ranch, the same place I photographed the pretty poppies. They've been overtaken by tall grass now, but you can still see their bright orange flowers on either side of the driveway...
This lane, which leads to the Quarter Circle A Ranch (aka the Bradford Brinton Memorial), is a favorite haunt and place to run the dogs and so shows up in a lot of photos on my blog (most recently in my Cool & Green & Shady post). Little Goose Creek runs along beside it most of the way and makes for wonderful company on our walks...
Busy days this week with lots of errands and appointments, a house showing (today) and a big yard sale at my friend Robyn's (tomorrow and Saturday). But I plan to finish and post my final "end of the road" Colorado vacation post by Sunday. So happy trails till then! :-)
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"