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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Landscape Drive-Bys

Not liking the "flying method" as means for transportation,
(or being able to afford it that often),
I spend hours of time driving to places I want to be during holidays.

As I scrolled through captures over this past year of places we went,
I was amazed at the scenes one can view from the seat of a 4 wheeled vehicle:)


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 I also realize that I'm drawn to places with mountains 
and wide open sky.

And I swear that every time I see some sort of hill or mountain....the words that slip out of my mouth are, 

"I would just love to run up that hill!"


I think I'm going to need some new Trail shoes.
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(And you can look HERE to read about last week's running race.)


37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous photos - especially that red rock one! yup, i'm thinking your pink/orange shoes need to be upgraded for 2012! :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Looks like those hills are certainly worth the drive, and the run I would imagine. :)

variety tree said...

Just a quick question: Did you take these pictures while you were at the at the wheel?

Saun said...

Very pretty :)

Out on the prairie said...

WOW!i imagine the big mts. are in BC.When you read me you might notice my web address is crazymountainman.LOL

Farmchick said...

I do prefer driving to flying. I like seeing the scenery and passing through towns...big and small.

Carmi said...

I grew up in a family where the long distance drive was simply an accepted part of who we were. Every few months, my parents would load the wagon and take us to see family wherever they lived.

I wouldn't trade those memories for anything, though if I could go back I'd have a better camera in my hand. Fortunately, we've become a driving family with our own kids, and now I bring along ways to remember the moments we create along the way.

Life's about the journey, and you've captured that sentiment so exquisitely with these amazing photos. I can always count on you to inspire, Dawn.

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Oh my goodness....who would fly when you would miss all that beauty?? These photos are stunning. Mountains are so... majestic and awesome, aren't they? Wonderful :)

Aimee said...

Wow..those pictures are all postcard worthy! They are beautiful! AND, I love how you immediately think about running up those hills...you need trail shoes for sure! :)

Hilary said...

Oh my.. such beautiful scenes. I can so imagine you running around these hills. But you're huffin' and puffin' some.

Deb said...

beautiful Dawn...great memories and photos...

Miz.November said...

These are so beautiful. I used to keep a disposable camera in my car at all times. I loved the pics that I would get from the road. I called them my driving pics. Haven't done that in a long time. Maybe I should give it another go.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow, what breathtaking photos. Stunning!!

Leenie said...

Yup---WOW! Amazing, scenic, jaw dropping beauty. Good eye and great photography. But I'll let you do the running. I'll cheer you on and take lots of pictures.

Janie said...

Some of those "hills" may require climbing ropes as well as good shoes!
Great scenery. Much of it looks a lot like Utah.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

And you have drove by all of those ... really wonderful experience !!!

Allison said...

Huh... funny.... I don't ever think that thought about running up the hill. :D My thoughts run more along the lines of "I would just love to run DOWN that hill!" xoxo

Ruby said...

I love the skies and mountain shot!

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent mountain pics.

Joe said...

Love the mountain shots. I always laugh when you post your mountain pics and I compare them to our "mountains" or hills as you would probably think of them..

Changes in the wind said...

I enjoy looking at hills too but I must tell you not one time did "I would just love to run up that hill" even entered my mind much less came out of my mouth:) The picture before the last one was amazing.

Buttons said...

I will be right over I would love to scale those hills and mountains with you. I would NEVER be inside. Lucky lucky girl. B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow, what pictures! :-)

I'd take the hill over the treadmill. Or wrapping presents.

Clint said...

My God---those shots are drop-dead gorgeous.

sage said...

Beautiful... Let me guess, is the last photo taken near Hurricane, UT? And the 3 to the last (red hills) near Cedar City? (Or Sedona, AZ)?

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Beautiful! I love seeing the beauty of the mountains, hills, skies...but I have no desire to run those hills even if I could:)

Meg said...

Those shots are GORGEOUS!

Farm Girl said...

Your pictures as always are so great.
That is so funny about you wanting to run up a hill when you see it.
I still think to myself, Oh I would love to take a horse and go climb those mountains.Especially when I am in New Mexico and Arizona.

roobo69 said...

Amazing what one can find in the archives! There are some breathtaking shots here. Love the third one and the one with the moon especially.

EG Wow said...

You take amazing drive-by photos! You know some secret I haven't figured out yet. :)

mountain mama said...

you know i love the pictures. you also know that the last thing i would ever mutter would be, "i gotta run up that mountain." :)

lovely.

Jack said...

I detect a preference for mountains and an absence of people. Nice scenes, Dawn. You pull over to take these shots, right?

Randy said...

These are all amazing.

Emily said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these.

Country Mouse Studio said...

Wow stunning photos.
I wanted to let you know I got your beautiful card and am trying to put together some information for you for the art lessons for you. thanks again, Carole

bon bon said...

you are blessed to have these views just a drive away...

Tammy said...

These are all beautiful. I can't choose a favorite.