Postcards are nice to receive, I have a couple of collections, but pictures in a blog in my opinion do not need to look like postcards. The blog images are fresher, more unexpected, and more personal – postcards often lack the sweet soul of reality immobilizing as they do the ways of nature into static perfection.
I thank my friend Lori for allowing me to use her photos for this post about Idaho.
Balloon sunrise over Treasure Valley
To go for a balloon ride it is necessary to get up before sunrise to catch the earliest rides and be able to see the sun rising over the valley as you float up
up and floating
preparing for another flight
An unexpected view of water, mountains, and sky
more about Hells Canyon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hells_Canyon
Waters and Forests
(please note that Crater Lake is in Oregon, not Idaho, but still in the Far Northwest)
At Crater Lake in Oregon this large tree trunk floats upright and moves around the lake.
It must have a very large and heavy mass underwater to keep it up like an iceberg
( uh… treeberg…?)
more about this strange affair:
This post is now too long ! No. 2 will feature river rapids, mountain ranges, flora, fauna, and 49rs’ sites. Stay tuned.
all photos : Lori Pintar (c) 2013