Welcome, Summer!

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Ironically, as summer officially arrives, a cold front is passing through the Intermountain West – bringing with it a chance of snow flurries at higher elevations! Nothing like a little snow to begin the season. I was over in Grand Teton National Park with my camera last week chasing the stormy skies which were forecast. … Continued

Ambassadors From Another Time

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That’s how John Steinbeck described California’s giant, spectacular redwoods. “From them comes silence and awe. It’s not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.” The tallest trees on earth, coastal redwoods … Continued

The Old Man of the Mountain

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May 3rd is a sad anniversary for New Hampshire: the symbol of the state, the Old Man of the Mountain, fell to the ground from his perch high above Profile Lake 16 years ago. Years of freeze/thaw cycles finally took their toll in the wee hours that morning in 2003. Appropriately, perhaps, no one witnessed … Continued

April Showers

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  “April weather, rain and sunshine both together.” English Country Saying Beautiful, wonderful springtime! The weather can be wild but the brutal bite of winter is behind us. We hold on to our hats, keep the umbrella at the ready, and stand by to receive and appreciate the delights which are ready to spring forth … Continued

Come and See

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“Come and see what God has done…” Psalm 66:5 The Taggart Lake Trail, a portion of which is pictured here, is one of my favorite in Grand Teton National Park. The lake to which it takes you is quite nice, but there are also  spectacular views along the way – like this one. Much of … Continued

Come and See!

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“Come and see what God has done…” Psalm 66:5 The Colorado Plateau – particularly in southern Utah – is filled with slot canyons. Here one can see the immense power of erosion, primarily due to flash flooding, as the Navajo sandstone has been sculpted into beautiful lines and shapes. Upper Antelope Canyon, pictured here, is … Continued