I like the lilac in this picture. It is so dry and brown in Tuscarora this time of year and the lilac bushes really stand out. I imagine this is a beautiful place in the spring, looking out over the Independence Valley with the sweet smell of lilacs in the air, and an endless Nevada Blue as my friend Larry calls the sky here.
Here we have Nevada in a nutshell. Sage Brush as far as the eye can see, mountains hazy in the far off distance, and the color dry.
This knot hole is in a headstone. The weather has long ago worn off any recorded words on it as to who it belongs to, or when it was placed here. I imagine it is a peaceful place to rest regardless. As you can see it has a rather calming view of the mountains in the distance.
After the cemetery we went to the town of Tuscarora. While many people still live there, there are a lot of crumbling buildings and things that were left and long ago forgotten. I really like the contrast of the yellow Rabbit Brush (which I am still sneezing from today) against the crumbling rock building. It also makes me think of my friend Sylvan because just looking at this picture will probably make her sneeze too!
I love all of the old cars, tractors, and pickups that are abandoned here. I can imagine some really fun family pictures with these relics as backdrops.
Here we have an old Chevy. It smelled just like I remember my dads old Chevy pick up smelling.
I love brick buildings. Especially when they have crumbling barn red paint! This would be another great family picture backdrop.