Friday, April 17, 2009

Irrigation for the Sea of Sagebrush

One of the many irrigation canals criss-crossing the valley. The Boise area is often referred to as a "sea of sagebrush." It's not as evident anymore because the land is irrigated and green, and agricultural on the outskirts, for the summer. The water comes from dams upstream that hold the melting snow from the mountains.

6 comments:

  1. I confess my ignorance because I had to check what sagebrush is, and I have just learned that it has nothing to do with sage...

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  2. Just shows you a beautiful shimmering image, full of wonderful tones cane be found in the strangest places. Sagebrush is one for my google too.

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  3. This is a terrific shot. A canal through backyards. Does anything live/swim in these irrigation ditches?

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  4. City is great to travel blogs. These blogs, I learned a lot. Great photos. I respect your effort. Best regards.

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  5. Cool shot! It would make me nervous to live near one with little kids.

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  6. Lovely colours and the smell of sagebrush.

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