Category Archives: Nature

Travels, 9-26 to 10-6-19

On September 26, I flew Southwest Airlines from Albuquerque to Oakland. This route usually provides views of the Grand Canyon and the Sierras,  but the vagaries of seating in the plane, the clarity of the windows, the time of day  … Continue reading

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By Our Own Hand

The disappearance of 2.9 billion birds over the past nearly 50 years was reported today in the journal Science, a result of a comprehensive study by a team of scientists from seven research institutions in the United States and Canada. Continue reading

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Once Birdwatching, Now Birding

I still have my original Peterson’s “A Field Guide to Western Birds”, which was given to me by my first wife Karen, on my 27th birthday, in 1967. In those days, birdwatchers referred to it simply as “Peterson’s”. The guide … Continue reading

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Monsoon Season Atmospherics

The weather arrives from the west, while the sun sets to the northwest. Yesterday evening, the setting sun side-lit a veil of rain that was positioned between our place and Black Mesa, providing the following sequence of atmospheric effects. Continue reading

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Visit to Joel Miller and Family, Vermont and Connecticut. April 4 – 17, 2019

I recently visited my brother Joel, who lives in Middlebury, Vermont, along with his son Peter and family (who live in Middlebury, as well) and another of his sons, Matt, and family, who live in Westport, Connecticut. Here are some … Continue reading

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Snowy Trees, Apr. 1, 2019

The first photo is of the hill to the north, and across the river, from our place in La Bolsa. Continue reading

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Big Day for Wildlife

My last sighting was this bald eagle, which circled above me and landed on a basalt boulder. Continue reading

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