Rock Valley, IA
Sagebrush On Polecat Bench
Janeen Wassink Searles
Photograph - Photography
Sagebrush and unusual rock formations on the side of Polecat Bench, near Powell, Wyoming. Hand-created pen and ink grain texture added. Check out the high resolution preview!
[At Carson City, Nevada]: ...in [this] infernal soil nothing but that end of vegetable creation, "sage-brush" ventures to grow...When crushed, sage-brush emits an odor which isn't exactly magnolia and equally isn't exactly polecat--but it is a sort of compromise between the two.
- Letter to Jane Clemens, Sept/Oct. 1861
"Sage-brush is a very fair fuel, but as a vegetable it is a distinguished failure. Nothing can abide the taste of it but the jackass and his illegitimate child the mule."
- Mark Twain
February 4th, 2012
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