When I first read the words to this verse for this week’s edition of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, I didn’t think I could come up with anything to fit it.
As I was walking that ribbon of highway, I saw above me that endless skyway: I saw below me that golden valley: This land was made for you and me. I’ve roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps, To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts; And all around me a voice was sounding: This land was made for you and me.
Sure, we have ribbons of highway, but the nearby ones are too busy to stop for a photo. And endless skyway? You have to go searching for that here in Western Washington! The sky is mostly seen in smallish patches framed by the branches of evergreens. That left me with deserts (too far away) and valleys, of which ours are lushly green instead of golden. Except, it turns out, in the winter!
I found both endless skyway (well, about as endless as it gets here) and golden valley (in patches between the lush green) in the lower Snohomish Valley, just down the hill, a few miles from my house. I took my first ever panoramic photo and another one of nothing. It definitely wasn’t the best vantage point, but it shows what it really looks like in the lower valley. I enjoy seeing everyone’s photos of where they live, regardless of quality, so I’m going to share more of mine. (Don’t say I didn’t warn ya!) We have mud, blackberry patches and dead grass. It’s not always pretty but I guess it is the land that was made for me since I was born here and I’ve haven’t left. 🙂