Poplars grow in the valleys, and the cactus and sage brush are common.
To the southward, as the valleys become increasingly sandy and saline, even the sage-brush disappears, and little vegetation besides the cactus and the yucca is to be seen.
The Ancient Greek culture placed a high value on those who had sage wisdom.
The sage-hen is common on the Columbia plain.
Vegetarians can feast on pumpkin and sage ravioli, Moroccan stew and the Lexx Mac and Cheese entrée.
Cacciatore's Trattoria and Pizzeria offers several signature dishes, such as chicken cacciatore and bucatini boscaiola, a mixture of pancetta, sage and mushrooms in a brandy cream sauce.
The decor is tres hip, with a carpet patterned in plum, brown, sage and orange and wine racks that are a translucent shade of orange.
Menu items include Italian pork Ragu, black pepper Pappardelle, spaghetti Vongole, meatballs, goat cheese ravioli and pumpkin basted with brown butter and sage.
Bellmore, NY 11710(516) 826-1700oakchalet.net/oakchalethome.html Sage Bistro This casual, intimate bistro prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients in order to create appetizing French dishes with an American twist.
Its dishes are known to be experimental, like the acorn soup with duck liver and sage or its corzetti with pigs trotter.
Sage 100 South Water StreetNew Haven, Connecticut(203) 787-3466sageamerican.comScoozi Trattoria and Wine Bar is a restaurant known for both Italian and continental cuisine, weekend jazz, Sunday brunches and its impressive outdoor patio.
Sage boasts a large outdoor deck with an Island feel and live music on the weekends.
Seattle Magazine writes, "We still swoon over the sweet potato gnocchi with sage." Enticing primi include semolina-encrusted scallops and pappardelle with fava beans, pancetta and mint.
Mixed with the bunch grass are occasional patches of sage brush.
You'll find a nice selection of creatively prepared pasta, fish and meat dishes, and usually a wild game entree, like the South Texas antelope with roasted figs and fresh sage.
Sage Bistro2620 Merrick RoadBellmore, NY 11710(516) 679-8928bistrosage.com
In the more arid regions the sage-brush and cactus make their appearance.
There are broad plains covered with salt and alkali, and others supporting only scattered bunch grass, sage bush, cactus and other arid land plants.
Before leaving for college, I got some sage advice from my older brother about living alone.
There is but little natural vegetation to be seen - ragged yucca trees, many species of agave and cactus, scrubby mesquite bushes, sage bushes and occasional clumps of coarse grasses.
The book, as it stands, is a collection of the discourses, observations and aphorisms of a sage called Koheleth, a term the precise meaning of which is not certain.