A few weeks back I got tagged with a meme by Manegee. The rules:
I'm going to bend the rules. I did one of these with six factoids awhile back; I'm bored with my many oddities. This time I'm going to post seven photographs I've taken over the years and tell you a little about what they show, and if relevant, what I was doing there.
If you hike out the Bear Valley trail to the Pacific Ocean at Point Reyes, this is where you arrive. Not bad, is it? It's about 8 miles, round trip, and quite flat. I like to run it.
She (yes, the horns reveal the breed, not the gender) didn't think I belonged in her pasture. She knew I'd back off if she approached me slowly. In that Montana field, I edged away, knowing what was good for me.
A lot of what attracts me to high places is their ruggedness, their rocky ridges. This shows the summits of two Colorado peaks that rise to more than 14000 feet, Grays and Torreys. By midday the clear morning light had given way to an electrical storm that sent us running off the heights.
Cities have their high points too. This is Louisville's skyline at dawn.
And the earth has its own secret places. If we could venture into its burning depths, I wonder where this Yellowstone fumarole would reveal?
Belize's keys present an image of paradise. Since I took this picture, oil has been found in that remote country and who knows what will happen to Eden? The nearby coral reef is already suffering from defiled seas.
Salcontay Peak, over 20000 feet high, looms over this Andean plateau in Peru, a dry pasture land at over 13000 feet. The Indios who live in these remote places welcome tourists who'll buy a soda or hire a horse to carry baggage. If enough of us go, their lives will change radically. Who decides whether inescapable change is good?
Who to tag wth this elastic meme? How about Kate's Thoughts, Jane at Acts of Hope, Surf Putah, Grandmere Mimi, Pisco. Elizabeth at The Cassandra Pages, and anyone else who wants to play.