Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sandhills at sunset


Sandhills along Ranch Road 1601
South of Penwell, Texas


This is a rare stretch of public road these days that goes a few miles without an electric pole in sight. Even better that it is also along an extra beautiful vista of scenery, these sandhills. It has become a new favorite photo sweet spot for best friend Donna and me. (She should be posting her photos of that area soon.)

It's interesting to get to know a place first during winter. You see its bone structure clearly. I've also found a couple of plants that I have no idea what are, nor any really good way to identify them without their blooms or leaves or other green parts. Rather than being disappointed by that, I am enjoying the pleasure of waiting for spring when all will be revealed.

8 comments:

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

It's a fantastic photo, Debi, with such vibrant colors and so sharp and clear. You do yourself proud.

jomamma said...

You make me want to drive West....

Bev said...

Impressionistic. You can't actually see the sunset, but see the rosy glow it casts on the grasses.

I would also like to drive West in the sunset!

(This has got nothing to do with this posting but everytime I watch a film based on The West I think of you, because you are the only person I 'know' who lives there:0))

Bobbie said...

You are really taking off with the next stage of your photography. It is amazing to me how you make these "giant leaps" all at once. The sunlight touches the earth almost like frosting on a cake. Lovely!

D.C. Confidential said...

*sigh* Simply gorgeous.

The Artful Eye said...

This is a gorgeous photo, a simply serene and tranquil blacktop.

-K- said...

That color is unreal. And the way the shot is composed is so good too, "The Rule of Thirds" is in effect but not in an obvious way. Its mesmerizing.

Joy Logan said...

WOW imagine a world without wires!?! Love this piece Debi,great peace-ness in it!