Delimited International Airport


I fly quite a bit and coming in and out of Denver--I am always struck at how incredibly monochromatic and (shall we say) minimalistic the bare acreage is coming home. It's such that I must intersperse my depression-era pictures with some more colorful images to cheer them up a tad...the bigger shots were all taken on a single drive--albeit in winter. Spring, summer and fall are about the same, alas.

That's the drive to the Airport through Asiatic Istanbul..roadside annual plantings...

A slight contrast to the following...

There are a few clouds in the distance in this one at least...sort of.
 Here's what the Minoans were doing four thousand years ago in their homes..a thrill to find this from Santorini at the Athens Archeological museum last summer.

It would be tricky to plant that slope...


A thousand year old fresco at Hosios Loukas, near Delphi...

The rental van enlivens this one a tad.

Another palette cleanser...


Good thing we have decorative lenticular clouds...

Never realized subways could be so clean and decorative--Athens last summer...


Aaah. More clouds.

Graffiti can liven things up...


The bus pane is a distraction....

Modern art can also be grey--albeit somewhat decorative.


A car!

There are prairies nearby this colorful (although this was taken last July near Troy)


The grass cover above is pretty thick.

A bit much to dream of Antelope Valley, California recreated.


I don't think the gulleys are intended--but they do draw the eye.

It would be nice to have some color: Antelope Valley again a decade ago


A wedge of weeds mostly

California poppies are facultative perennials in Colorado: but this California

That same cloud again...
Skipped to South Africa for this program break...


More of less




It is stark as the West and Midwest can often be. Unrelentingly so. It's a bit of an embarrassment that there was 6 billion dollars for engineering and a good deal less (if any?) for revegetation. Let's not even talk beautification. As a horticulturist, this is about as close to a slap in the face as one can get.

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