B and I really enjoyed our road trip this week because it was a wonderful chance to enjoy some time together and to change the vistas of our lives. We are usually both so busy with long hours of work that we sometimes lose track of what is really important — being together and enjoying the journey.
When one travels in the western regions of the U.S., it’s the sky that takes center stage. It gives you a clear sense of proportion — it is huge, you are small; the world is big and round, and you are just a small moving object under that huge canopy.
If you want to read a book that beautifully describes the experience of the Western landscape, read Ivan Doig’s book, This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind. If you want to experience that landscape first hand, take a road trip in the middle of summer heat and watch the sky change hourly, daily.
And a final photograph, a spectacular one NOT taken by me, of the Boise sky the day AFTER we passed through…