We have returned home with close to 6000 photos. I have been pondering how best to share a part of the collection with you. It was the photos of the fields (amber waves of grain) that led to my approach.
Road and Sky - Crossing America
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
Today, are photos to illustrate the first line - O beautiful for spacious skies……
David and I each had a camera and both took many photos everyday. At this point we can no longer identify which photos are mine and which are his. I watermarked them all AshbeeDesign and some are mine, but some are also his. I guess we give photo credit to the Roy Team.
While we took many images at the various sites we visited, we were visually stunned by the passing roadside. We learned to shoot out the window as we drove, always marveling at the simple beauty of the landscape. We would bump up the speed of the camera to over 1/1250 to still the motion of the moving car.
South Dakota, Badlands National Park
We come from heavily forested New England and big sky is not what we see. We loved watching the clouds and the storms as we crossed the plains states.
Devil's Tower National Monument - before the hail!
We saw impressive and majestic wind farms outlined against the skies in many states.
Washington State Windfarm
And were awed by the combination of sea and sky as we reached the Pacific…..
Waiting for Sunset, Seaside, Oregon
Traveling Route 101 South along the Oregon Coast
The glorious blue along with white clouds made the incredible red rock formations in Arches National Park all the more stunning. We were lucky to be there for a sunset and captured beautiful light. (We were lucky to be there at all. Thank you Utah for opening the parks!)
Arches National Park, Utah
And, after turning back east the skies over the Rockies became angry and stormy. We didn't see much of the mountains as we climbed the pass on I-70 through Vail.
Entering the Rockies from Grand Junction, CO. along with snow.
Come back for more… Amber waves of grain next.
For Amber Waves of Grain here.
Modular Packing here.
The Story behind out trip here.
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