Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Back from our road trip...

Click on image to enlarge - © 2008 jim otterstrom

We are home after five delicious days tucked away in the Owen's Valley between the Eastern Sierra Nevada and the Inyo Range.

This view of Owen's Valley is to the south from a bit northwest of the town of Independence.

I captured this image at sunset last Saturday and made a simulated watercolor on canvas image from the photo (with Photoshop).

Directly behind me, from where the photo was taken, is the driveway entrance to the home of the family we stayed with. Our dear friends, Brad, Amy, Claire & Hannah.

We spent most of our time there hiking in peaceful solitude or exploring along roads much like the one you see above.

More pictures to follow, right now I have to catch up on chores around here.

Thank you Brad, Amy, Claire, and Hannah for a wonderful extended weekend!

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Blogger David Edward said...

so beautiful, thanks for sharing it.

8:37 PM  
Blogger emily said...

Heaven on earth...

8:12 AM  
Blogger sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful photo!

7:42 PM  
Blogger roger said...

one of our favorite places. we just love the access to high altitude hiking and the return to the desert.

that's a great watercolor too.

8:20 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Wow, Jim, that's a great watercolor. What a beautiful vista. Really captures the essence of the Valley. Looking forward to your pics of the adventure.

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Jim and Peggy for a wonderful weekend! We really enjoyed your company and as always love all of your beautiful pictures.

For those of you who follow Jim's blog, we were teasing him over much of the weekend about stopping every few moments to take pictures. We borrowed a phrase from a David Lindley story we heard during the concert on Thursday night, "JIM, YOU NO LOOK!" (a long story in itself). But after seeing the photos, I think we will have to eat our words.



10:51 AM  
Blogger richard jehn said...

Jim: Thank you for your good work. Although this isn't the place for it, I don't know how else to let you know and to thank you. Anyway:

The Rag Blog

FWIW, I think we have the same b-day.

12:28 PM  
Blogger gfid said...

happy spring, dear earth, home gardener. i'm home from work with a migraine today. took some very good drugs, and am now blearily visiting old friends. it was pleasant catching up with you. many blessings on your garden and chickens.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

I've been through here before. It's beautiful!

12:31 AM  
Blogger Ruahines said...

Kia ora Jim,
Not quite sure how I stumbled upon your blog, but I am most happy that I did. I look forward to reading more in detail. My wife and I are under going a simplification transformation with really little idea on how to actually accomplish doing it, so places like this are valuable. Kia ora - thank you!
Ka kite,

2:13 AM  
Blogger Taradharma said...

sounds splendid...and the photo is gorgeous. nice photoshopping, too!

4:11 PM  

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