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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Scenes, 1-28-2017

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Members of Congress and the Trump administration would like to reverse the Obama administration’s declaration of this and other national monuments. Let’s oppose this action!

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Springtime Nature, May 2016 #2

Is the Springtime not the most uplifting season of the year? All the swallows are now in attendance, a succession of cacti come into bloom and the fruit is swelling on the trees. Probably three or more species of swallow are now … Continue reading

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Springtime Nature, May 2016

Earlier, the month of May was rainy and cold. But the developing peaches and other fruit survived some frosts and a torrential hail storm that tore leaves off the trees. Now, things have warmed-up, and everything is as beautiful as one can imagine. The … Continue reading

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Orchard Abloom, April 2016

Here are some photos of the orchard, with the bigger trees having been present when we bought the parcel, and others subsequently planted by Kathy. All but the last photo were taken with my iPhone 6S, and went directly from the … Continue reading

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Southwest Outward Bound School, Gila Wilderness, NM, 1977

  In 1977, I went to work for the Southwest Outward Bound School, in the Gila Wilderness, in southwest New Mexico. I was already familiar with the Gila from having run programs there for New Mexico Tech, earlier in the … Continue reading

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Stormy Evenings’ Atmospherics

On the evening of 6/14 a rainbow formed to the east, as a rain shower passed overhead, moving from west to east. These evening rain showers are a regular occurrence in the summer, and especially during our “monsoon” season, which … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – Tapeats Creek, Mile 133.7

Tapeats Creek! It’s a crystal-clear trout stream fed by springs that issue from below the North Rim, one of which is the spectacular Thunder River Spring which shoots out of a cave in a limestone cliff. The diabase mentioned above … Continue reading

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