Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snapshot Saturday

I live in Northern Nevada--the High Desert.  We don't have the amazing saguaro cactus of the south,  we mostly have sagebrush and tumbleweeds.  And lots and lots of mountains, and on those mountains we have more and more sagebrush.  (NV is the most mountainest (?) state in the United States--we have the most mountain ranges, not the highest or the longest, just the most).
We are also home to the famous "Burning Man" Festival, which takes place in the Black Rock Desert about 100 miles from where I live--but in NV miles, that is really nothing. 

On the edge of the  playa before the "official" Black Rock desert, there is a dry lake bed.
One night last summer,  we invited some friends to go along out in the evening to look at the stars.  You can't BELIEVE  what the stars can look like out in the desert.  There are a million/trillion of them and they are bright and beautiful.
We took hot dogs and lawn chairs and books and, oh yeah!  Bikes for the kids. We took our grandson.

This is what it looked like that evening  before night fell.




Kids riding bikes on the dry lake bed.  Not one piece of vegetation. Not one plant, not one animal, just dry caked dirt.

**I am linking this to Snapshot Saturday hosted by Alyce from    At Home With Books.  Stop by to see all the links to lots of great photos.

11 comments:

Alyce said...

I have driven through Nevada several times and always thought that the mountains there were beautiful. I've never seen a dried lake bed like that though, it looks like the perfect place to ride bikes.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, this is an impressive shot...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Margaret said...

What an amazing place! Lovely photo.

Karen said...

It looks pretty. I miss the desert.

Bev Hankins said...

That's an amazing picture! Thanks for sharing.

Here's my snapshot: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/02/saturday-snapshot-february-6.html

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

What a great picture and a great memory!

Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

That sounds absolutely glorious to be able to see millions of stars. I live too close to Chicago to see through the pollution and lights even though I'm in the suburbs.

Ellie said...

Great photo! Sounds like a wonderful time!

bermudaonion said...

Does it fill up during a rainy season or something?

Trish said...

Wow, that is a lot of sand! What a great place to ride a bike.

Brenda said...

I remember the first time I went to Vegas in 1987 I was so surprised to see mountains all around. I'd love to see more of Nevada - great pic Debbie!

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