"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you
something else is the greatest accomplishment."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I've driven up and down Highway 395 to Lee Vining and Mono Lake
numerous times over the two and a half years we've lived in Mammoth...
Every time I'm driving south, back to Mammoth,
I've passed these two structures and thought...
I need to stop and take a pic!!!
Well...I finally did!!!
So much character in these beautiful little buildings! I love how they seem to be "growing" into the landscape!ReplyDelete
I can see why you pulled over - as GW said above they seem to fit the landscape.ReplyDelete
Stewart M - Melbourne
Stunning just stunning!ReplyDelete
OMG! Looks so familiar! Love the Eastern Sierras!ReplyDelete
I know exactly where those cabins are! We've stopped to photograph them a couple of times. I love the snow on them! I miss the Sierras...don't know if we will make it up there this summer, however...ReplyDelete
I’d like to stop for photographing in person, too. I like the simple color composition, the harmonious standing of decayed man-made structure in the nature, and the Emerson’s words.ReplyDelete
I can see why they caught your eye. What a classic scene. Glad you stopped. By the way, that's a fantastic quote by Emerson.ReplyDelete
Such a desolate but beautiful scene. I'm glad you stopped to take the photo!ReplyDelete
Looks like a former homestead and certainly makes for a great photo!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
I see old building like that and try and make a point of getting photos before they no longer exist. I often wonder what stories they could tell. I love the backdrop.....majestic!ReplyDelete
Intrquing image ~ Wow~ Carol of (A Creative Harbor) ^_^ on blogger ^_^ReplyDelete
And we're glad you did.ReplyDelete
What an amazing and inviting photo!ReplyDelete
Am glad you did. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thanks Gemma and Stewart!!! They really do look like they belong there!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you LadyFi!!!
Sounds like you've been up here Kusum Sanu!!!
lt was a grey day...lot's of clouds (but no snow!)...let me know if you do make it up here this summer trav4adventure!!!
Thanks Stardust and SRQ!!!
It amazes me to see these ruined buildings up and down the highway...thanks Dana!
Interesting...never thought of a homestead Gary...could be!!!
I know what you mean Linda....I'm amazed that these buildings are still there! And I also wonder about the stories behind them...
Thanks Carol and Hiker!!!
Thanks McGuffy and Bibi!!!
What a great photo. I have seen many buildings like that throughout the West but not in that wonderful snow and mountain setting. Lovely!ReplyDelete
Love the "bare" mood in your capture! I looked at your watermark -Catherine seems a name to fit you well!:)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful setting! That would make a great print!ReplyDelete
While I'm sure their earthy beauty is nice when everything is green I think the snowy backdrop and the winter "scrub" really make the buildings pop. Just joined your site, can't wait to see what else you have out that way!ReplyDelete
Thanks again!!! I think you're all right!!! The snowy back drop really added to the pic...more drama...batter contrast in the background!!! It was a dreary day which also contributed to the dilapidation of the buildings...ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comments!!!
These structures look all the more interesting due to the snow around - a good time to stop. Your quote is a great one!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photo, Chieftess. Such an interesting spot.ReplyDelete
Thanks Karen and Adele!!!ReplyDelete
There's such beauty in the commonplace that it's easily overlooked. Beautiful image. The Ralph Waldo Emerson quote was just perfect.ReplyDelete
Thank you John...I agree...and often times, we simply drive by, in a hurry to get somewhere...ReplyDelete
Love this photo! I'm gonna make it a point to get up there this year...ReplyDelete
It's definitely a "Pat shot"!!!ReplyDelete
HA! It sure is...ReplyDelete