Tuesday, August 12, 2008

An ode to "D"

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Driving in the Dirt,
Deadhorse bound,
on the Dalton Haul Road, while
Displaying a license tag containing a D.

a perfect Day
24 hours of Daylight,
North of the Arctic Circle

Stopped in order for Martha to view wildlife in the
Distance.



Another D photographed in the Alpine regions of the mountains......

Dwarf fireweed
(Be sure to click on the photos for a Dazzling view)


a Different type of landscape,
a few thousand miles to the South
Desolate - Death Valley

Update: I had better add a Dragonfly.

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplas longipennis)





Troy and Martha

ABC Wednesday Round 3 is here.

50 comments:

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Dirty vehicle! But, I know from reading previous posts that the windshield is clean, clean, clean! Clever "D" post, y'all.

kjpweb said...

Excellent shots - especially love the 1st one! :)
Cheers, Klaus

Daryl said...

And here I thought that Ode to D was for me!

So what wildlife Did Martha see from the Distance?

:-Daryl

Judi~Gmj said...

I love this trip!! So glad you took it and share so well.

Bob Johnson said...

Excellent images and Idea, lol at pat-an arkansas stamper, dirty vehicle.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Vey nice this ABC -D- I'll post mine also soon, I love your D-d-d-d riving in the dirt, that I always like to do!! Hahahah!!! Esspecially on vacation where I have no waschmachine.... Thanks for the perfect DAY and D,

Happy ABC Day!
JoAnn ( In France) from HOLLAND


(ok heeh! this SWF I post myself , I have internet that day/evening thanks my helping friends!:)

Louise said...

Great "D's" and that flower WAS dazzling.

AphotoAday said...

That is one heck of a "d"irty car, but a badge of honor, for sure...   And that fireweed is impressive!   Always enjoy seeing shots from Death Valley...

I'll be posting my "d" tomorrow (that'll be officially a Wednesday for me)...   At my age I don't want to rush things...

RuneE said...

A highly varied and well illustrated D!

PS In Europe a License plate marked D would mean Germany (Deutchland).

leslie said...

I'd love to do that trip to the Arctic Circle! Great photos and even better enlarged, as you suggest we do. :D

dguzman said...

Delightful.

Aileni said...

Splendid 'D' selection. That looks a well travelled wagon.

Doug Taron said...

Delightful dissertation on D. Nice dragonfly photo, too. Most of the blue dashers that I see pictures of are males. It's good to see a female for a change.

ellen b said...

Wonderful shots all of them. I like the one of Martha taking a photo out the car window. The flower shot is stunning. Happy trails to you...

Bibi said...

Thank you for visting my blog to see my D, but it won't appear until tomorrow (Wed.) I hope you'll come back; it's a good one! I love all the photos you posted, especially the first one!! We'll be off on a bit of a road trip this summer, too!

me ann my camera said...

And D for 'dusty' too after all those miles of dirt road driving with your car. All interesting and the northern bound ones enticing!

The Texican said...

That daylight all day and all night is a hard thing to get used to. Pappy

CaBaCuRl said...

Great array of Ds for today...any room in the vehicle next time you're off somewhere? I'm only little!

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

I love the dragonfly photo!

Tommy V said...

Looks like a fun trip. You got some great pictures.

Liz said...

There are such good photographers taking part in ABC wednesday! Lovely photos.

CrazyCath said...

Absolutely brilliant Ds! And I am so glad you added the dragon fly.

24 hours of daylight? Oh wow.

Mine is up too.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I did dirty as well!
I love the ode to D.. clever!
The fireweed is fantastic!
Mountain Retreat

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Thanks for cluing us in on the 'd' in the license plate! I like your post a lot; it was worth all the work you put in to it to make it d-lightful.

photowannabe said...

Dirty car but devine directions photographed.
24 hour daylight would drive me daft.....

babooshka said...

Well done on such a fabulous collection for d. No favourites, so many.

Katney said...

Daring adn Delightful!

Patty said...

Great shots!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

so many d's!

Lynette said...

Wonderful ABC Wednesday D, from start to finish. Superb photos1

naturglede said...

Realy greate shots. I love the dragonfly.

Bear Naked said...

That is a very DIRTY vehicle.
Did you leave it that way on purpose for your D photo?

Bear((( )))

Deslilas said...

Great post.
Every pic could be commented.
The pic above the Artc Circle reminds me several journeys in Laponia, the landscape was pretty much the same.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've come to expect great posts when I visit here, and you both went that extry mile again with these... stunning

Denise said...

Yes, a well travelled vehicle. Really emphasising the dusty conditions!

Stanley said...

Thats a really nice picture. I really like the picture of the car. Must be some adventure!

fishing guy said...

Troy: Those are some great pictures, always daylight, amazing. I loved the dragonfly but would of never guessed Blue Dancer.

Greyscale Territory said...

Loved all these pics! This must have been a stunning adventure!

Ackworth Born said...

Fabulous post - nothing new to add that anybody else hasn't already said.

Miss_Yves said...

lots of "d"§The flower and the blue dasher are delightful, indeed
Miss Yves

ArneA said...

Should have been called Declamation of D.
Nice job.

Michael Palmer said...

Nice! Big Bird would be proud!

Dewdrop said...

Great dirt, Troy!

Kim said...

I love all of your D's, especially the dragonfly :) Thank you for letting me know the name of my dragonfly, I had no idea what it was. I can always count on you to educate me :)

becky voyles said...

Wonderful D post!!! Loved the color of the flower and the dragonfly. I have been seeing a lot of them around my car all over Columbus, GA. I had the perfect D for me. Come see...

Suburbia said...

Good collection of D's. Death valley looks rather chilling.

Rambling Woods said...

Good choices for D..and that vehicle is very dirty. GG

Harold said...

The fireweed photo...a gorgeous beauty.

Shellmo said...

All beautiful - really starting to view dragonflies in a new light!

Dragonstar said...

I love your "D" pictures, and I'm so glad you added the dragonfly. All wonderful!