#120 Purple Mountains, Purple Sage

October 27th, 2010

Purple Mountains, Purple Sage

Somewhere, off to the right, is the ghost town of Eadsville

Zane Grey knew what he was talking about

With his purple sage and all. It is rare that you can see it in today’s West, however. For the sage brush to show purple, it requires a wet winter and wetter spring. It seems that, as the West becomes drier, that happens less and less often. I’ve only seen purple sage twice in my life out here. This sage is not really purple in full daylight, but it looks darned good at twilight.

Rating 4.55 out of 5


  1. Kay Day Says:

    Love this! Breathtaking.

  2. Sue Thomas Says:

    This is so yummy! The sage -almost- looks fluorescent … in a good way!

    Thanks for posting!

  3. Heidi Fischbach Says:

    This is the most beautiful picture in the whole wide world ever. Ever!

  4. Melissa F. Moschitto Says:

    Wow – what a gorgeous photograph! It’s a nice reminder that the U.S. has so many vastly different and beautiful places. I would have guessed this were in Ireland or something!

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