Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Over the River and Through the Woods

This year for Thanksgiving we all went to visit my parents in Wyoming. On the way there we saw some of the most breathtaking scenery! I was really sad that I didn't have my good camera with me... just my point and shoot.

The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to go back and take some pictures. After Thanksgiving dinner my husband came with me and we went for a little drive... alone. I appreciated Honey Daddy being willing to come with me on my photo hunt, stopping on the side of the road and tramping through the shrubbery with me.

Here are some of the photos that he and I took. I had a hard time choosing, but these are my favorites:

I love the composition of this shot. The rock wall, the red willows, the pine trees... I thought it was beautiful.

These were all taken at a place called Allred flats and you can see exactly why it is called that, can't you?


This one in particular is my favorite! I love the red willow bushes and the chilly brook.


I love that learning about photography is helping me to find joy and beauty in my everyday journey.

I am participating in Wordful Wednesday.

38 comments:

  1. I really love the second one. Beautiful, beautiful photos.

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  2. The shots really are spectacular!

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  3. Okay.. so I LOVE THEM.. all too. Wow.. just beautiful.

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  4. love these pics especially the 2nd one!

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  5. Love the photos. I've never been out west before. My parents go every year. I guess I'm kind of afraid of the mountains or I suppose it would be any elevation changes and the havoc it plays with my lungs. I can see I'm missing out on some spectacular photo ops. May just have to go for it one day.

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  6. oh wow, those are beautiful shots!

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  7. Those red willow bushes are amazing!! You really do take amazing pictures!! These just prove that it is more about the photographer than just the camera!!

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  8. OH I don't blame you for going back....beautiful!

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  9. Great shots! That is a beautiful place!

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  10. These pictures are so beautiful. I can't believe you didn't have to drive and drive to get there. BTW, about your comment: Thank you, and I totally amen you on that. He is the Reason!

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  11. Great pics!! I loved them and enjoyed looking at them. I love taking nature pictures...makes you enjoy God's wonderful creations a little bit more. You did a wonderful job taking these pics.

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  12. Gorgeous! Wish I lived in a place where there were actually seasons. I get excited when my grass turns yellow. Hope you had a great Tukery Day!

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  13. I can understand why you had a hard time just picking one they are all beautiful.

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  14. Beautiful pictures! Very nice that you decided to go back.

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  15. Those are beautiful! I could use some of that snow out here.

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  16. The art of photography is so rewarding when complete. They are beautiful pictures!

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  17. Wow, beautiful pictures! Love the look of your background!

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  18. Wow, so very beautiful! Glad you got some shots to share.

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  19. Those are great! You are really honnining in on your talent!

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  20. BEAUTIFUL! You really have some talent and a good eye.

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  21. So true! Why is photography such an enjoyable hobby? I think it is the satisfaction of capturing a moment and somehow putting your own heart and mind into the shot. Your photographs are gorgeous!

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  22. Those photos are so pretty! We went to Montana last year, and it was just breathtaking. I love that part of the country! :)

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  23. wow the color is amazing in those photos!

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  24. okay, you have reallyyyyyy outdone yourself this time!!!!!! they are all awesome. i like the balance of the second one, but the first one intrigues me. is that a beaver dam or something manmade?
    you GO girl!

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  25. STUNNING! just gorgeous photos!

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  26. These are breath takeing pix..
    My Family is all from Wyoming. They always call it Gods countrry.
    I love visiting there too.

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  27. love the pictures...just came to say hello. love the blog. looks like you had a great time, the drive, amazing. ♥

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  28. great photos! and yeah for some alone time with your honey!

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  29. These are all sooo gorgeous! I'm glad you went back to take the pictures and what a sweet honey to go back with you! Great pictures.

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