Monthly Archives: December 2014

Fleeting beauty: Festive frost flowers

Following yesterday’s diversion to warm memories, it’s time to return to the realities of the here-and-now.  The temperature has dropped precipitously on this day before New Year’s eve, and it’s supposed to stay around 0°F (-18°C) overnight and into tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Gamla and the S. of G.

The meteorologists say that the days are getting longer and, being a scientific person, I believe them, but a part of me looks out the window and takes note of the dropping temperatures, the gray skies, the freezing sleet, and … Continue reading

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Great Basin

Continuing our westward journey last month, as we entered Nevada we made an eagerly-anticipated stop at Great Basin National Park. The basin stretches from California’s Sierra Nevada to Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Very few of its streams and rivers find any … Continue reading

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A touch of gold

During our road trip across the western U.S. last month, my first stop for a landscape shot was just south of Oberlin, Kansas as we drove past this country road leading off to the east. Most of the foliage we … Continue reading

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Elvish elegance

On this Christmas Day, I’d like to bring you an image made a few days ago by my daughter Squiddy of her daughter, The Elf. Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Through the gazing glass

I realize that there are many folks who would much rather be out and about in daylight and sunshine (weather permitting) than immersed in the gloom of a low-ambient-light display of underwater habitats and the critters that are to be … Continue reading

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Saturated sycamore

For as long as I can remember, since I became seriously interested in photography, I’ve been enchanted by the wonderful effects that various light and atmospheric conditions can have on the natural world around us that so many seem to … Continue reading

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Black Canyon, Part 2

Most of the major canyons of the U.S. Southwest were formed by rivers eating through sedimentary rock over eons, typically forming wide, colorful, and often gently-stepped chasms. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison River is an exception to this tendency … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Solstice

Once again, it’s the shortest day of the year. Days will finally start getting longer again and each day will be marginally brighter. There may be a tendency toward gloomy thoughts, but mine are light as I eagerly anticipate time … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Running start

Ever since our parents took my younger brother and me on a trip to Florida when we were boys and I first saw pelicans in flight, I have had a special place in my heart for their dichotomy of comical … Continue reading

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