A fellow writer, M. J. Kobernus, recently attended a conference in Prague. Michael reported that his hotel room overlooked the city and the Charles Bridge. Naturally, I was jealous and asked him to post pictures, which he did. (At Right) The photograph quelled my envy. I’m sure the city is lovely, there just isn’t green space anywhere in the photograph. Realization that I have a much better view from my own window prompted me to delve into my electronic files for a few cherished photographs.
Below is a slide show of places I see on a regular basis, titled, The View from Here. I cannot imagine living anywhere without “Rocks and trees, and trees and rocks, and rocks and trees, and trees and rocks, and water!” (Arrogant Worms) And to be completely honest, regardless of how much water a place has, if it doesn’t occasionally come in its solid state, I wouldn’t live there either.
#1 thru #5 were taken on the Palouse.
#6 Clearwater River
#7 Camas Prairie; but the yellow field is rape seed. (#1 is camas.)
#8 Dent Bridge, designed and construed by the same man who built the Golden Gate Bridge.
#9 Priest Lake
#10 Hell’s Gate
#11 My naked toes at Jerry Johnson Hot Springs in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness.
#12 Wilson’s Banner Ranch