Landscapes (Earth) – United States

Vermont - AfterTheRain

After the Rain – Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont

September 21, 2014

I decided to divide the Landscapes (Earth) post in this “four-part” series on the classical elements into two – Landscapes (United States) and Landscapes (International). As I was going through my landscape photography I just felt I had too much to put into one post. Most, but not all of these photos were taken in 2013 when I rode my motorcycle 12,500 miles (over 20,000 kilometers) through 26 of the 48 continental United States during a two and a half month period from April through June (click to see map here). You can travel through that journey through a collection of stories, photographs, video and audio by clicking here to access the blog archive.

I’m starting to work on my mostly photographic book from that journey, so I would greatly appreciate any feedback – good, bad, constructive – you may have in order to assist me in choosing the right photos and stories for that book. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to look through my last two posts – Water and Sky – which also contain photography from that journey.

Thank you for stopping by and feel free to pass this blog site address to your friends and family:

With gratitude,


I will take you on a clock-wise journey around the United States starting in Vermont, going south, west, north and then back east.

Vermont - Autumn Road

Autumn back road in Dummerston (outside my home) – Vermont

Vermont - Winter Barn

Winter’s first snow in Weston – Vermont

Pennsylvania - Plowing Fields

Preparing spring’s fields – Pennsylvania

Tennessee - Smokey Mtns

Morning mist fills the valleys in Smoky Mountain National Park – Tennessee

Kentucky - Windy Pasture and Barn

Wind-blown pasture and leaning barn – Kentucky

Missouri - Amish Buggy

Amish buggy – Missouri

Missouri - Misty Morning

Angler in the rain – Missouri

Kansas - Lone Prairie

Vast prairie – Kansas

Kansas - TumbleWeed and Fence

Tumbleweed and fence – Kansas

Colorado - Mesa Verde

Ancient Anasazi cliff dwellings, Mesa Verde – Colorado

Arizona - Monument Valley

Monument Valley, Navajo Nation – Arizona

Utah - Zion Natl Park

Rock formations, Zion National Park – Utah

California - Golden

Golden grasslands – southeastern California

California - Giant Sequoia

With the giant Sequoia trees (the world’s largest trees) in Sequoia National Park – California

California - Yosemite Valley

Breath-taking Yosemite valley, Yosemite National Park – California

California - Humbolt Redwoods

Humboldt Redwoods, the world’s tallest trees – northern California

Oregon - Lighthouse

Lighthouse – Oregon

Washington - Cascades

Cascade Mountains – Washington State

Montana - High Grasses

Grasses (can anyone identify?) in the Many Glacier Valley (Glacier National Park) – Montana

Montana - Going-To-The-Sun Road

Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park – Montana

Wyoming - Black Sand Basin

Black Sand Basin Thermal hole, Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming

Wyoming - Norris Geyser

Norris Geyser, Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming

Montana - Little Big Horn

Where Colonel Custer’s arrogance got the best of him: The Little Big Horn – Montana

SouthDakota - Train

Grain cars and elevators in the bread-belt of America – South Dakota

Michigan - Upper Peninsula Falls

Porcupine Mountains State Park – Michigan

Michigan - Upper Peninsula

Porcupine Mountains State Park – Michigan

New York - Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls – New York (looking at both the U.S. and Canadian falls)

Coming soon: Landscapes (International)


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