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The ranch at Tippett, Nevada in Antelope Valley, is unoccupied but not abandoned. Cattle graze nearby, and a hayfield has been harvested there, this year.

The rock work comprising this old and sprawling sheep ranch is an absolute marvel!

This wall is not part of a building, but was a dam, forming a reservoir to hold water for the ranch. My mother’s parents worked on this ranch during shearing season, when she was a young girl.


(2010.OCT.22)


America’s Rural, Urban, Wild & Free
(2011.MAR.31)


Canon 350D EOS
Tamron 55-200 mm
Tiffin 52 mm filters

Corel PhotoImpact x3


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arla ruggles, homestead, nevada, sheep ranch, stonework, tippett

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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Comments

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopealmost 4 years ago

    So beautiful, love those colors.

  • Thank you very much, Gabrielle!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustagealmost 4 years ago

    Greatl capture and the rock wall is wonderful :)

  • Thank you, Judi!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Wendy  Chapman
    Wendy Chapmanalmost 4 years ago

    WOW!!! Arla I love your images!! Instant fav

  • Thank you so much, Wendy!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 4 years ago

    stunning fall colours,dawnx

  • Thank you, Dawn!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaalmost 4 years ago

    This looks just like a great painting….fantastic eye for composition Arla….wonderful

  • Thank you so very much, Tahnja!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • TxGimGim
    TxGimGimalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful POV.

  • Thanks, GimGim!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    Breathtaking. What a gorgeous spot you’ve found, and perfect for your eye and skill with the camera.

  • Thank you so very much!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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