Great Sand Dunes National Park is one of my favorite places to photograph. This summer I was there during a time of overcast skies, but on the second morning, the skies began to clear, and I found this solitary flower amongst the dunes. There are some metaphors that could be drawn from it, perhaps.
I’m still on the road, heading to Yellowstone right after this posts, if the old truck keeps running, so there’ll be more to come…
Living things do show up in surprising places.
They do indeed.
Hope grows anywhere it is planted. Thank you for this beautifully inspiring photo. I can’t wait to see more.
I like the metaphor, and thanks!
Where there is beauty, you will find it Russ! Beautiful! Ed and I were there in 2011. Amazing.
Thanks! it’s such a beautiful nat’l park…
By the way, I want to drive up to Ladakh next year. Do you know where I can find resources on Leh and Ladakh?
Lonely Planet, which has a lot online these days. Rough Guides, or others in your local bookstore. And probably you’ve got a neighbor who has been.
A neighbour? No. Actually, I want to go off the tourist map. That’s why I want to start my research early. Step by step, I want to start straying off the touristy tracks!
Makes sense. A lot of that for me means showing up and asking questions. Once I was in northern Laos and I wanted to go where tourists didn’t so much. There were a couple of treks out to tribes where people wore traditional garb, but it was only for tourists. I asked if they had a trek others didn’t go on often. The lady said, there’s one trek that two European women did, but that was six months ago. I said, I want to go on that one. I saw little traditional garb, but what did see was authentic culture. It wasn’t that no tourists ever did it, but it was a much less traveled route. And the snails and rice wine were pretty good too. : )
I think that this is an excellent idea. I do chat a lot with people on the street. They have excellent knowledge sometimes, of what to do. Shall explore!
I like rice wine and snails!
And I love the shadow… lovely
Sometimes metaphores are the best truth, indeed! Nice photo, thank you so much!
Thanks for the kind words, my pleasure!
Beautiful colours and composition!
Wow so beautiful, surprising and inspiring image. Very powerful.
The power of life. A great shot. My interpretations? Simplicity lives everywhere… Thanks!
Thanks for the comment Andrea!
So simple and so grand!
Wow, what beauty in this image. Inspired me a most beautiful poem! Dear gorgeous day! By Renata Farias
I’m so glad to know it inspired a poem, thanks for telling me…
Good night.Let me show you the poem, send me your email please!
You know the Portuguese language?
I don’t, but if you send it in Portuguese I can roughly translate it.
Ok, good! so can send you with joy. I wondered how it must be Bakana your work. is poetic!
Já te enviei o e-mail Nomadruss, Boa tarde!
Interesting, very much out of this artigo.Parabéns!
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Love it… big time 🙂