|Finally, I bring you...*dun dun dun duuuun*...the LANDSCAPE post!
||[Aug. 23rd, 2007|09:18 pm]
Thanks for waiting. These are mixed together with little sense of time or space; nonetheless, the pictures herein are amazing and awe-inspiring.
This is the landscape post. It will be followed by other themed posts in my desperate attempt to include all the amazing moments from our trip that we were lucky enough to capture on film.
[Caution: there's a lot of pictures, but they're all worth seeing!]
A great butte, with a perfect mirror image in this lake:
The Colorado Rockies:
More amazing rockies:
Our train curving around (and into) a mountain:
Nice scenic scape:
The prairie sky. I had to post all of these because I honestly don't know which is more breathtaking...they're all too amazing to not show.
The Mississippi River:
The vintage car that was hitched to the back of our train (Amtrak strikes deals with owners of private cars):
Cars at an old railway museum we passed:
Awesome bridge in Iowa or Illinois (can't remember the city!), spanning the Mississippi River:
Denver at night:
Weird manmade plateaus:
Colorado (nice butte! lol):
The vast expanses of Nevada (with great clouds!):
Tumbleweed: it's what's for dinner.
We'd never seen a cloud like this!
A breathtaking river in the Sierra Nevadas:
Chaparral--finally it looks like home!!
Lake Tahoe: the awestriking Emerald Bay.
...and the mountains surrounding it:
Lake Tahoe from a boat (yes, I was on a boat):
The view from the place that gold was first discovered in California, sparking the Gold Rush (and we found a bunch on the riverbank, as you'll see in a later post):
Coyote Reservoir in California's Central Valley (VERY low this time of year):
Cypress cypress...Monterey Cypress!!
The Pacific Ocean!
Gorgeous rolling hills (do you see why I miss living a mile away from mine?):
...and some more:
*drools* Coyote Reservoir, as seen from above (near Henry Coe State Park). See the tiny-looking valley past the water? It houses Morgan Hill, near where I grew up.
A gorgeous live oak in Henry Coe State Park (and a tiny Ari underneath it):
These next shots from inside the park are so amazing, I'm not even going to waste time trying to describe their beauty.
A manzanita tree, something California's truly famous for:
I hope you enjoyed these! Our trip was full of amazing sights and memories. Next I will post human-and-animal-oriented pictures!