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

Still Winter!

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I made a quick trip up and back to Yellowstone to photograph Mammoth Hot Springs Friday/Saturday. The mercury was forecast to dip well below zero which amplifies the thermal features for which the park is famous. While spring is making an entrance in many areas, winter maintains its grip in the northwest corner of Wyoming!

Come and See

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Come and see! There is beauty in every direction, in every season, and throughout the day – if we take the time to see it.

Are You Ready for the Lunar Eclipse?

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Mother Nature is serving up a treat Sunday night-into-Monday morning (depending on your time zone). This lunar eclipse, or the Blood Moon, will be the last one visible in the United States until 2022….so hope for clear skies and get outside! Why is it called a “Blood Moon?” From Space.com: During a lunar eclipse, a full … Continued

To Everything There is a Season

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Though the calendar says it’s more than a month until winter, in many parts of the country the leaves are long gone and snow already covers the ground. Even if there’s still foliage clinging to the trees where you live, autumn’s spectacular show is winding down. It’s always a little sad to see it go … Continued