Travel Photo Thursday:Western Skies

 WESTERN ROAD TRIP

I’m winding up the brief western road trip of the past couple of weeks today with some photos of the things you can see under Western Skies. Photos taken by Ken and by me.

 

Open skies of Oregon from the Oregon Trail Museum
Oregon: from the Oregon Trail Museum

Catching the sky in a trout pond, Hidden Meadow Ranch
Arizona: Catching the sky in a trout pond

 

Along the Coronado Trail
Arizona: Along the Coronado Trail
Utah mountain scenery
Utah: Mountain Scenery

 

Bison in the wide open spaces
Utah: Bison on a ranch

 

Nevada: Blue on Blue, Lake Tahoe
Nevada: Blue on Blue, Lake Tahoe

 

 

San Antonio TX, Mission San Jose
Texas: Mission San Jose near San Antonio
Washington: Space Needle in Seattle
Washington: Space Needle in Seattle

These photos are my contribution to Travel Photo Thursday. You can see many other travel photos by going to Budget Traveler’s Sandbox. My apologies to the wonderful states not reflected here. The photos I have of striking scenery in  California, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and other states are pre-digital, and standing in line to be scanned.

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About Vera Marie Badertscher

A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler's Library, or recreating her family's past at Ancestors In Aprons . She has written for Reel Life With Jane, Life is a Trip and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.

15 thoughts on “Travel Photo Thursday:Western Skies

  1. Love the beautiful big skies, makes me want to pack up for a road trip right now. The Oregon trail sites are definitely worthwhile, I love seeing the wagon ruts. Also love deserts, ghost towns, Utah canyons, Nevada basin and range.

  2. Oh wow, this just looks amazing. I haven’t traveled to this part of the US before but after seeing these I really want to! It feels almost familiar after watching so many westerns, I think I would feel right at home. I love the clear skies and horizons. Thanks for sharing!

  3. You have a wonderful collection of gorgeous and scenic shots here. What a great road trip! Beautiful Arizona and Utah shots. Looking forward to your other pictures of the other western states.

  4. Some of the most beautiful sights in the world are in the western United States. I don’t need any encouragement to want to take a road trip, but your photos make me want to take one RIGHT NOW.

  5. What fabulous shots, Vera!
    As I looked at these, I wondered what it must have been like for the first person who ventured there. They must have been bowled over. Such beauty.

    1. I think of that often. As I travel through southeastern Arizona, I think of what Coronado and his troops must have thought. And that Oregon scene brought to mind the endless distances the people walking alongside their wagons (because most of them walked instead of riding) thought. Was it discouraging or inspiring?

  6. I was particularly taken with the Space Needle shot. There was a large bright orb in the blue sky behind it. Made me wonder what it was?;-) It’s been many moons since the Space Needle had that sort of backdrop around here!

    1. Funny, Jackie. The sun actually accompanied us much of our time in Washington that year, although we also walked through showers that lasted only a few minutes.

    2. Funny, Jackie. The sun actually accompanied us much of our time in Washington that year, although we also walked through showers that lasted only a few minutes.

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