Our trip home was about 2700 kilometers. Leaving Mesa, Arizona the temperature were in excess of 33 degrees Celsius. Our destination on the second travel day was Jackpot, Nevada. The temperature was 3 degrees Celsius. What a change! But at more that 1500 meters above sea level, warm temperature had not yet arrived. More hospitable temperatures of 12 degrees Celsius welcomed us home at the end of our 4th travel day.
The wide-open spaces we traveled through were beautiful. We especially liked the area along Interstate 84 between Twin Falls, Idaho and Pendleton, Oregon. Rolling farm lands, dilapidated old buildings and many caches of rusty old cars would be the subject matter for future shooting expeditions, we decided. This time, a strong desire to return home kept us moving. Now, after 4 days on the road and a week spent unpacking our trailer and getting resettled, I’m ready to do some photography.
Springtime weather in the Okanagan Valley is changeable with a mix of warm temperatures, cool winds and high rising, billowy clouds. Receding ice opens up small ponds and lakes to an abundance of life that soon will emerge. Ice and snow, however, still has a grip on the alpine lakes high above the Okanagan Valley. All this makes for many interesting photography opportunities.