Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mt. Ritter, in the Sierra Nevada Range, California

The prior two posts showed, first, Mt. Ritter, and, next, the Minarets, to the south. I hiked in this area in 2010, in the company of my son Ethan, and grandkids Andrew and Quin. These mountains are included in the … Continue reading

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Quin and Gramps Funyak the Racecourse Run, on the Rio Grande

My grandson, Quinlan (aka QBall), is here for a visit, and today we funyakked the Racecourse together. Quin and Gramps, aged, respectively, 15 and 74! The river is running 650 cfs, a great fun level. Quin did great!

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Scrub Jay, Embudo, NM

We get some scrub jays around here in the winter, but don’t see them in the summer. This photo is from last winter.

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The Catalpa

We have a catalpa right outside our house. What a tree! It has huge heart-shaped leaves and a panicle (cluster) of orchid-like flowers, with a long, skinny bean pod in the fall. Its name is derived from the Native American … Continue reading

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At home, El Rancho, NM – 1979 to 1982

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Living Alongside the Highway

Living Alongside the Highway We live alongside a heavily-used highway, here in northern New Mexico, where three prominent aspects of the local culture contribute to the production of very annoying highway noise. The first is drunk driving. In an effort … Continue reading

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You can do nothing if you try hard enough

On September 1 of this year, I will begin an unprecedented 100 day marathon. I will go nowhere and do nothing, in the name of no charity. You will be able to follow my progress on this blog by finding … Continue reading

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