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Dec 092014
 

It was a beautiful October stretch and I wanted to get away.  So, I jumped in the car and drove the 5 hours up to Yosemite.  Much different than the walking days of John Muir.  I wanted to hike up to Cathedral Lakes and was prepared to spend the night.  I figured it was a great time for some fall  shots, it was fairly clear out and no forecast for any precipitation.  No snow at the trail head so a full go.  As a got higher, some patchy snow showed up at when I got to the upper lake it was mostly snow covered with nobody around.  Wow!  How unexpectedly beautiful.  And cold.  When the sun started to set with some cloud cover rolling through it was even better.

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Jun 232014
 

I was wandering the bayou country of Louisiana.  I forget which river this is, though I think it’s the Atchafalaya.  It’s quite exciting driving around the levee roads, seeing what’s over the break, just taking in everything that’s there.  I wonder who lives here and what their story is to have such a pristine place over the river?  Did they build it themselves?  Was it once a small river cabin used just for weekend fishing trips?  I wonder such things.  Life stories are always so interesting and individual.

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Dec 022013
 

It’s December.  Though not official yet, the winter months are here.  The sun is low in the horizon.  The light is soft.  Yes, it’s full speed ahead into the holiday season, but the natural world comes alive in the cold beauty of hibernation.

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Sep 072013
 

Absolutely one of my favorite places to be is Joshua Tree National Park.  The landscape and quiet is incredible!  Certainly not as well know as Death Valley or Yosemite, but every bit as impressive to explore.

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Mar 082013
 

I was in a quandary while wandering around the east side of Denver as the sun was starting to set.  There were no clouds around for the sun to bounce off of, but I knew the sky color would do something.  On the ground, the buildings were blocking any kind of view to the sky.  I really wanted to get on higher ground, but not knowing where to go I was stuck.  But, there it was.  A parking garage.  If there was roof access I could get higher and maybe find an opening.  Sure enough; I got in and rode to the top.  Now, I seek out parking garages.  You never know when you’ll need one.

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Jan 142013
 

I awoke well before dawn in order to take a nice hot shower.  I knew I needed to warm myself before putting on the many layers of clothing I’d need to wander around on the lake shore in the 10 degree cold.  I do love being out there, it’s just the preamble and gathering momentum that is the most difficult.  So, dressed warmly with coffee in hand I drove down the road a ways, parked the car and walked the 10 minutes in the dark down to the lake.  A perfect winter’s day.  Cold, windless, still, quiet.  Now feeling alert and totally awake I almost melted into the landscape, its serenity deeply felt.  Watching and being with the growing light is meditation at its finest.

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Aug 032012
 

With even moderate conditions, deserts seem to put out the most incredible array of colors in low light.  Here at Joshua Tree National Park in the southern California desert this was certainly the case.  This was the first time I’d been there and I was so excited by the sheer beauty of the moonscape-like topography of the area I was laughing and crying at the same time.  It seems I could barely move, or was it that I was moving so quickly, I was so enamored.  I’ve been back twice since this first encounter not quite 4 years ago.

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