The Pumpkin State

October 6, 2018: Not what I was expecting when I rolled into Texas, but I’m not complaining. I wish more states offered free produce.

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Free Shipping Through Sunday on Prints, Etc.

Good morning, everyone. Some of you have expressed interest in acquiring prints of my photos. So, if you’re in a shopping mood this weekend, I wanted you to know that Fine Art America is offering free ground shipping to all U.S. addresses for any order placed now through midnight Sunday, November 25 (Eastern Standard Time). (Sorry that they excluded those of you in other parts of the globe.)

The promotion applies when you order through this link.

Keep in mind that there are only 150 images or so uploaded at this time, with more being added each day. If you have a favorite photo that you’ve seen here but you can’t find it in the FAA galleries, just let me know and I’ll be sure to upload it as soon as possible.

If you’ve never been to my FAA site and need help navigating through the galleries or need help placing an order, please contact me and I’ll answer any questions that you have.

Thank you! I hope you all will enjoy your long weekend. Travel safely.

Cumulus

After several days of empty, blue sky, it’s nice to see the arrival of a few puffy, white clouds. They add a little something to your landscape photos.

Niobrara County, Wyoming

Distance

She placed her ring on the sill
Dishes piled high
She’s on the front porch step
And the air smells like snow
She’s thinking of the siege to come
And how she’ll miss those weekends
In the park with the sun on her face
And her book by her side and that
Lingering taste that he left on her tongue

“Ring on the Sill”
Cowboy Junkies

Salvaged

Other than two very hot days last week, this year’s trip is already ahead of previous adventures in miles driven with the top up, due to plenty of cold, wet and foggy weather in the Great Plains. As this morning’s first 100 miles revealed more of the same, I decided to rewind a good portion of the miles I gained yesterday by turning back to the southwest. Just past Haswell, Colorado, the fog and the rain finally lifted and I caught a welcome glimpse of sun and blue sky. Time to drop the top.

I continued south into Colorado’s Comanche National Grassland (the third grassland of the trip thus far; at least three more grasslands to come in the weeks ahead).

This is a truly beautiful and peaceful area. And today, I had it all to myself…except for about two dozen pronghorns, which ran across the road as I approached, and this tarantula, which was intent on crawling under my car. I waited until she emerged from the other side before driving off.

A spectacular view of the best part of my Sunday. The only sounds I heard while in the grassland came from insects, birds and the wind.

You can watch a short video recorded from this vantage point by following this link to Vimeo.

Roasted

Hot, hot, hot and windy today while I was rolling through Missouri and Kansas, but a fun drive nonetheless. Saw four river otters run across the road, and one wild turkey.

Temperature will be plunging by more than thirty degrees tomorrow.