Monday, February 23, 2009

Cottonwood Canyon

I am getting a little tired of pictures that only show a brown or white landscape. Since that's the only color it is right now, I have to go into the past to find some color.


Below are pictures of one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the state, the Cottonwood Canyon road from Maxwell to Curtis. You wouldn't think this is Nebraska if all you know about Nebraska is what you've seen on I-80, but this is only a couple of miles south of the Interstate.


It's early fall in these pictures, so there is still a lot of brown, but there is a tinge of green, too.




This is a monument to Fort Cottonwood, later Fort McPherson, that was an important fort protecting settlers on the Oregon and California trails.


Some beautiful fall colors.


Something to remember during the long, cold days of winter.


Thanks for stopping by. The coffee is always on.





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