Sunday, December 22, 2013

Buffalo Jerky. Good

When I drive to and from California, and there have been four such occasions in the last thirteen months, I take blue highways through Navajo Nation and avoid a mind numbing stretch of I-40. Navajo country which covers a huge swath of northwestern New Mexico and northeastern Arizona draws me for a host of reasons notably its empty vastness, its soaring skies and the isolation of the Navajo people in their nation within a nation. There I find a kind of peace and the occasional chuckle. 
To take full advantage of these big skies and monster vistas I suggest you click through to the physical blog page rather than limiting yourself to the email notice you receive. On the actual blog you'll get a much better presentation and have the opportunity to see the images full screen. Always a plus.


John Farnsworth said...

Ahhh, Steve, you're making me homesick. Nice shots! Buffalo Jerky? I just posted Jerky on the Hoof! Pure coincidence, really!
John Juanderlust

Jim Rogers Photography said...

Cloud formations over some of the desolate portions of New Mexico and Arizona are hard to match photographically. I was mesmerized in northeastern Arizona with the ribbons of highways that seem to stretch straight as a rope for as far as the eye can see. If one can't find spectacular vistas to photograph in those two states, they're passing through with their eyes closed. Photo ops at every turn in both locales. Great shots you've offered up here at Christmas time. Splendid visual gifts. Thanks for sharing.

Steve Immel said...

Thanks John and Jim. Merry Christmas to you both.

j. Madison Rink said...

Thanks always for sharing your unique journey, Steve and all of your compelling stories and photography. Wishing you ongoing joy and success in 2014~!

Steve Immel said...

Thanks Madison. Someone said that it's about the journey not the destination. That's something I've only recently embraced.

Have a joyous holiday season and an adventurous new year.

Daryl A. Black said...

The middle three photographs are just stunning and capture so much of what are the wide open spaces of the American West. Oh, the sky.

Love John Farnsworth "John Juanderlust" moniker.

2014 is waiting in the wings for all photographers. It will be a fascinating journey.