Saturday, April 21, 2007

Oreana

One of the most barren landscapes I've been to, it has taken me three years to find it beautiful. If you stop and look you will find so many things easily over looked and missed in the rush to pass judgement.
This photo was taken on a friend's property out in Oreana, ID. The cross on the hill overlooks the house and marks the spot of a beloved dog. As Jason and I were traipsing about the country side I caught this photo. We also saw lots of wildlife (which for me was unexpected!) such as the Desert Horned Lizard (aka the horny toad, who squirts blood from his eyes...click here for a link to the picture I took) an enormous spider, evidence of coyotes (scat) and their dinner (bleached white jack rabbit bones,) and lone red flowers in a sea of browns and beiges. And not to mention a silence like no other. Stay tuned for more images from this day-trip.

mmr 4/21/07 Owyhee County

12 comments:

Mr. Shife said...

That spider is not enormous; it is ginormous. I would hate to see it fart into a ventilation system.

Fiona said...

Yes Shife, bug guts would be everywhere...

Everett said...

This landscape, in combination with that ominous sky looming overhead, makes it look like the battlefield that the apocalypse will take place on. I hope not though -- an apocalypse anywhere in Idaho would probably be too close for my liking.

Fiona said...

I agree Everett. From what little I know so far I could see it happening there. Right below the cross, laying there with the scythe birthmark on her face...

I like your name.

Anonymous said...

Was the picture taken at the Steiner ranch?

Fiona said...

Anonymous: Indeed it was taken at the Steiner Ranch. I'm impressed. You must be very familiar with it...?

Anonymous said...

I visited there several times. It is beautiful. You are friends of John and Lorna? I hope he finishes the house one of these days. I was impressed that he finally finished the barn.

Anonymous said...

Yea, the house is finished. She should be happy now.

Fiona said...

Johnny and Lorna are family friends of my husband which is my connection to them. It is beautiful out there. I'm glad to hear the house is done! We had no idea they were close to being done. Thanks for sharing! (Sorry for the delay in posting - these comments have been landing in spam.)

Anonymous said...

John told me it was done. I haven't actually seen it. Of course you never know quite what to believe with him.

Fiona said...

You are so funny! I'm curious: how long have you known the Steiners?

Anonymous said...

About 9 years I think. I met Lorna several times. She seems very nice. I mostly know John. He's a friend. We catch up once or twice a year to bs.