Most of the time I am of the mind that a picture is not worth a thousand words. That’s a very silly thing for an author to subscribe to ALL the time. A thousand words can indeed make you weep because of their combined beauty. I have to believe this or I am in the wrong business.
But I will admit that the vistas I saw while vacationing with my family in the Sierras deserve to be seen in their natural splendor – off the page and unfettered by human language.