Fashionably late. Again.
I’ve managed to lag behind in the photo challenges so why should this week be any different?
The subject for LAST Saturday’s Lens Artist Challenge is Getting Away. What an appropriate title for 2021.
We were stuck in 2020. Cabin fever, depression and not a small amount of despair.
In the late summer of 2020, my wife and I dipped our toes in the getaway waters by traveling down the California coast to Morro Bay.
The indoors were still shuttered but outdoors it was beautiful, bracing, welcoming and healthy. Healthy for body, mind and spirit.
Below, images of Morro Bay and environs.
Our short period of getting away gave us a welcome feeling of harmony.
December brought a two night getaway at Lake Tahoe. First snow I’ve seen in years. Driving and walking were an adventure.
By May of this year it was time for a breakout. Four weeks, sixteen states and 8000 miles.
From quirky Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch on Route 66 in California
To Petrified Forest in Arizona
To the brightly colored and slightly bizarre Cadillac Ranch in Texas
To the fields of Oklahoma
To Memorial Day flags in Fort Scott, Kansas
To wherever a country road in Nebraska led
There were lakes still half frozen on the Beartooth Highway in Montana
And bison grazing in the warm fields of The National Bison Range
We passed by amber waves of grain near Ritzville, Washington State
Cooled from the summer heat in the mist of Multnomah Falls in Oregon
Drove for miles and miles under the gaze of Mount Hood.
We arrived back home tired and grateful for a chance to get away.