I’m not sure if this blog is about the differences or the commonalities of Idaho and Nevada. Maybe it’s really both.

Southern Idaho is mostly agricultural, flat, lush green, has plenty of water, is easy on the eye with its rolling terrain, brilliant blue skies, lots of free range livestock ranging from cows, horses, sheep and goats. None of which northern Nevada can claim.

However, Southern Idaho interstates stretch for a hundred miles without even one pitstop, gas station or respite. Which, northern Nevada can be proud of out doing Idaho!

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Northern Nevada, on the other hand, is anything but agricultural and all the other things I’ve mentioned about southern Idaho above. It has amazing diversity in topographic anomalies; big skies (but not like Montana’s); interesting reflections of clouds on mountains (first photo…dark patches are shadows from the clouds on the sides of the mountain); isolated rain showers in the midst of bright, clear blue skies and happy puffy clouds; rapid, radical topographic changes; arid climate; outwardly rocky terrain;

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Rain on a sunny day! Check out the two photo sequence below in contrast with the photo above taken only a few miles and minutes before.

 

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Nevada’s rapid, radical topographic changes from above to the one below is downright psycho. It’s like the weather…wait five minutes and it’ll change!

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Tomorrow, I head across Nevada toward Reno and Auburn, California where Montana and I will take a much needed respite at a friend’s (sistah by another mother). I can only hope it’ll be a respite because she has a myriad of pets which all cause Montana hyperventilation! It’ll either help desensitize her to bunnies, birds, cats, horses, elephants, lions and tigers or not! I’ve got plenty of Xanax for her anxiety and Omeprazol for her stomach! Heck. Now that I think about it, I hope I have enough for me too! LOL

HAPPY TAILS!

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