Mountain Oasis by Arla M. Ruggles

This little pond would not be visible from the road, but for the tall cattails showing their green heads above the rocky crest.

Jarbidge Wilderness – Idaho – Nevada – Utah, USA


  1. The Fabulous Prairies
  2. Volcanoes, Earth’s Geology & Atmosphere
  3. NEVADA:The Silver State
  4. Elemental Earth, Wind, Fire & Water
  5. The Great Outdoors
  6. All American Natural Landscapes

A mystical land of volcanic rock and deep chasms cut by the Salmon Falls Creek. Accessible by miles and miles of unpaved road starting from Rogerson, ID or Mountain City, NV

About 15 miles southeast of Rogerson, Idaho; the Jarbidge Mountain Wilderness divides southern Idaho and northern Nevada; I can’t say with exact precision, which of those states I was standing in, but I believe both are present in the photograph. (Also, a little slice of Utah.)

The Watcher

A Fine Balance

Canon 350D EOS
Tamron 55-200 mm
Tiffin filters: UV, Circular Polarizer, & Tobacco

I have been carrying the latter filter for more than three years, and had never taken it out of the case … now, finding myself in the midst of miles and miles of autumn gold, it seemed like the perfect time to give ’er a try. I like the effect.

Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 4 years ago

    This is absolutely a gorgeous and perfect landscape Image….Laura

  • Thank you VERY MUCH, Laura!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 4 years ago

    Okay, Laura already used gorgeous…but I’m going to use it anyway because she is right! What a fantastic capture of a gorgeous oasis in the desert! Love it.

  • Thank you, Corri!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 4 years ago

    Oustanding landscape captures Miss Arla… A book someday???

  • Haha! Who knows? :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    Excellent, great perspective.

  • Thanks so much!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • arvyart
    arvyartover 4 years ago

    Indeed this is a hidden treasure Arla. Great find. :)

  • Yes it was. Thanks, Arvy!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderover 4 years ago

    Great area Arla.. Have some friends that vacation here every year..well taken..:)

  • Those friends have great taste … what a magical land!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks, Larry!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Thank you for adding this lovely work to IWP!! Gena

  • Thank you for letting me! :D

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 1 year ago

    Brilliant capture and scene Arla.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thank you very much, Jude!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    Great capture.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thanks, DG!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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