North America, in photographs

1.31.2014

The (many) remaining photographs from last year's Scooter Diaries (finally): click here for the full set or scroll through for a random few.

Bodie, California
Badlands National Park, South Dakota

























Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona



Arches National Park, Utah





Taos, New Mexico



Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado










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"In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life—no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes)—which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground, my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball: I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the [universe] circulate through me ... The name of the nearest friend sounds then foreign and accidental: to be brothers, to be acquaintances, master or servant, is then a trifle and a disturbance. I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty. In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature." — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature

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