Monthly Archives: February 2014


1. Seventy-four or as my wife prefers: “Seventy-more” is my age today my birthday What do I have to look forward to? Never have so many had so much or so little Never has life been better or worse Are … Continue reading

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Red Rock Park, South Burlington, Vermont, 2009

While visiting my Mom, who was then residing in a senior living center, in Shelburne, Vt., Kathy and I visited this park. It was in April, but flowers were already blooming.

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The Mystery Wall

My post of  2/20/14 asked you to “Name this Wall”. Here’s a less artsy view of that wall. It’s called the Painted Wall, and it’s in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, east of Montrose, CO, USA.

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Name this Wall

There is only one place in the lower 48 states that has rock walls like this. This wall has a name. Name this wall and this canyon.

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The Rio Grande Gorge

Here is a photo taken from the Rio Grande Gorge High Bridge. The shaded river reflects the sunlit cliffs of the gorge rim.  

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The Rio Grande Gorge and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

The town of Taos, NM sits at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where they yield to the Taos Plateau. Near the southern end of the Rocky Mountain chain, the Taos mountains are composed of hard rocks – … Continue reading

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Black-capped Chickadee

Eating breakfast out on the porch, with my trusty Nikon D80 by my side, so I could be ready to take some pix when the chickadees came back to the feeder. Their call is the unmistakeable: Chick-a-dee-dee-dee-dee. He’s another handsome … Continue reading

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The White-breasted Nuthatch

A pair of nuthatches has been visiting our feeder. They are great looking birds! Here’s a portfolio of shots taken on our porch.

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High Water Nostalgia – Powerline Falls in the Taos Box, Rio Grande river, 1983

My last post discussed the very poor outlook for the water supply in the Rio Grande river, in this and coming years, and looked back at the early 1980s. My son Ethan was guiding for New Wave Rafting Co. during … Continue reading

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The Rio Grande – A River We Once Had

                      I became an environmentalist early on in life. At about the age of 15, I took a look around, and didn’t like what I was seeing. I was, as … Continue reading

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