Red Rock Lakes NWR and an expansive skyRed Rock Lakes NWR and an expansive sky – Nikon D200, f7.1, 1/640, ISO 320, +1.3 EV, Nikkor 18-200mm VR at 18mm, natural light

And I am answering her call.

It has been too long since I woke up hearing the sounds of Sandhill Cranes trumpeting instead of the sounds of the city. It has been too long since I stared up at the stars overhead without the city lights getting in the way.

I spent yesterday morning out photographing more Short-eared and Burrowing Owls but decided this morning to give my viewers a break from owls and share a bit of the scenery that refreshes me.

I’m not all that sure where I will sleep tonight but it won’t be in the city. I need a healthy dose of wilderness.

I’ll be wandering like a gypsy for a bit and I don’t know if I will be able to post from the road but I am happy to be off on another new amazing adventure.

Life is good, right?



  1. Liv May 31, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Even that blank-looking landscape is full of life when you think about it 🙂
    Have a nice summer! 😀

  2. Elephant's Child May 31, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    It would be so rude to ignore her.
    Have fun.

  3. Mary McAvoy May 31, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Go, Mia, go!!!

  4. Utahbooklover May 31, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Right — life is good and I would add precious.
    It goes by so fast, enjoy it while you can!

  5. Patty Chadwick May 31, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Oh! Beautiful…for spacious skies, for amber fields…for purple mountains’ majesty…

  6. Mia McPherson May 31, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Thank you all…

  7. fern culhane May 31, 2016 at 7:47 am

    safe travels Mia, I’ll be patiently awaiting your wonderful images!

  8. Marie Read May 31, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Have a wonderful, refreshing time…We look forward to seeing the photos but it’s just as important to know you are relishing the experience…

  9. Bob McPherson May 31, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Beautiful photo, Mia. Communing with nature refreshes the body and soul.

  10. Liz Cormack May 31, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Life IS good with scenery like that. Have a safe trip!

  11. Steve Creek May 31, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Have an awesome time Mia!

  12. suzanne Mcdougal May 31, 2016 at 5:45 am

    You go, girl.

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