I feel most at home when visiting the Wild West.
In the West, tall tales are told in layers of intense and pale colors.
Odd-looking plants stand tall, like characters in a children’s picture book.
You may find ancient hidden stories exposed by wind and water.
When you visit the Wild West, look for cloudbursts highlighting the mood of mountains.
Notice arid landscapes cracking and folding, longing for the moisture on distant snow-topped peaks.
Admire towering sentries from a distance, knowing they guard reserves of water with tough skins and sharp spines.
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For more photos of the Wild West, see my Visiting Westworld post.
18 thoughts on “Visiting the Wild West : LAPC”
You’ve captured the West! I’ve been to each of those places except Painted Hills (as far as I know, anyway) and Joshua Tree (and we are going there next year). Great photos!
Thanks, Lisa! Glad you have seen most of these wonderful places in person.
Such a beautiful part of our world Siobhan – well chosen and beautifully shown. Did you use an app for the framing? If your goal was to portray them as postcards from times gone by, you definitely achieved it!
Thank you, Tina! Since some of those photos are decades old, I decided to make all of them look older with frames from Corel PaintShop Pro. 🙂
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Beautiful.
Thanks, John! 😁
Wild West, indeed! So beautifully captured. Thanks for sharing your adventure!
Thanks for traveling with me through those photos, Amy!
Great photos of my favourite types of US landscape, and I like how you’ve framed them 🙂
Thanks, Sarah! Those kinds of landscapes are great for pictures.
Love your view of our unique landscape.
Thanks! Yes, it is unique 🌵
Some great locations and great photos, but I have to say that without a photo or two from Washington state, you have missed some of the best of the west. 🙂
Thanks, Stephen! I focused on desert locations in national parks & monuments for this challenge. I know there are some unique places in Washington, like Dry Falls State Park, but I couldn’t find good pictures in my archives. I did my graduate research in Grant County, WA and saw many beautiful sights there. 🙂
Love and miss the west! Great pics and sentiments.
Thanks, Jules! The west is a special place, full of dramatic landscapes. 😀
Beautiful and you captured the mood perfectly!
Thanks, Ann-Christine! I had fun with that challenge.