… okay, okay, so I actually like flowers …
… on Route 395 near Long Creek south of Pendleton.
… even in the arid American Southwest …
… on a flower at a demonstration meadow project near my university.
… along Route 140 near Denio Junction, Nevada.
… in south-central Oregon off Route 395.
… along Route 50 west of Eureka, Nevada.
… in Badlands National Park.
The Buffalo Gap National Grassland, the second largest in the United States, surrounds Badlands National Park in South Dakota. These views, in the easternmost section of the park, look north from Route 240, which runs through the park.
… perhaps, but for a few weeks in May, colorful isolation. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting images of the high desert in northern Nevada and south-central Oregon. I continue to be stunned by how colorful the desert can be — reds, violets, yellows, and whites surrounded by green. It’s a long drive, but so worth the time, effort, and energy. This image looks east from 1000 Creek Pass on Route 140 west of Denio Junction.
… along Route 50 east of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.