The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Things I Find

I like to just go wandering off into the desert exploring about where I think no one has ever been before...then only to come across something like this.

Then I stand there looking all around wondering how did this get here?
There is nothing else in sight for as far as I can see.  
"Guess I am not the first person ever to come this way."

I am still waiting for the day I come up upon an old gun that has been left lying in the desert for 100 years.  You may think the chance of that is pretty remote but just recently one was found in Great Basin National Park in Nevada.  Click here to see a picture of it.


  1. Very nice rusty and perfect for a still life picture. You can make a whole collection of your found objects an photograph them. If they all have this quality it could become something very special.

  2. Remember reading about the gun so you never know, one day you might just find one.

  3. Maybe you just have found a treasure too, a very old oil can...

  4. my husband always thinks there's one on our land somewhere, too. guess it's possible. :)

  5. Maybe you will find a gun used by Billy the Kid (see my blog today).

  6. A gun would definitely be more fun to find. Have you seen the movie "Jeremiah Johnson" where Johnson finds a Sharps .50-caliber (sort of) next to a tree? :)

  7. You even took a great photo of this...I remember about that gun...can't remember the details, though.

  8. This is such an interesting find out in the middle of nowhere. I'm a fan of photographing rusty stuff. :)

  9. Great story about the rifle, just when you think there isn't anything new out there to discover, right?


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