October Gave a Party

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  “October gave a party; the leaves by hundreds came….” Though the autumn colors here in the Intermountain West are nothing like those in my beloved New Hampshire, they are still quite beautiful. I just have to learn to live without those fiery reds. 🙂 Here’s hoping you can get out and enjoy some of … Continued

Welcome, Autumn

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  Growing up in the Midwest, autumn was not my favorite season. The stately, mature oaks which filled the landscape – beautiful though they were – didn’t become very colorful as summer bid us farewell. To me, autumn meant lots of yard cleanup, knowing that the biting cold winter was not far behind. Somewhat unexpectedly, … Continued

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