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May 062016
 

Walking in style.  Bathed by luxurious beauty.  Yep.  I’m talking about… you guessed it.  Las Vegas.  Maybe others would call it overindulgence or something in that vein.  I just call it choice and another place to play in a world filled with places to explore, both natural and man made.  Of course, who’s to say man made is not natural.  We are, after all, part of nature.  It is true, usually I’d prefer the natural world of trees and rock and water but it’s a nice change to head to the pace and style of what other people have created for the rest of us to enjoy.  Hey, it’s Vegas.  I certainly enjoyed.

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Oct 252014
 

I was wandering around at night, taking in the sights and color and had just watched the fireworks go off in the pools here at the Mirage.  I waited for all the people to scatter and then noticed the falls.  Nature’s imitation ala Las Vegas.  Nothing like it.

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Jun 012014
 

Happy June!  This was taken in June a couple of years ago during one of the biggest run-off years.  Certainly not this year, as it’s been relatively dry.  But in this year the water flow was incredible!  Yosemite National Park is such an incredible place to be in any circumstance and if you’ve never been there it’s a must go place.  John Muir and Ansel Adams knew what they were doing when they chose to spend so much time there.  Anyway, I was wandering around the park just taking in the beauty when I ended up here; the infamous place where Ansel Adams took his famous shot, Tunnel View.  The conditions are always changing and the days I was here were gorgeous!

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Jan 292014
 

Even out here in the Western US I’ve been going through the winter health doldrums.  Looking at some kids enjoying themselves in the coolness of Austin’s Barton creek looks refreshing.  So, I’ll look at this and remember the freshness, freedom and playfulness of summer.  Here’s to our health!

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May 072013
 

It was an early Sunday morning and for some reason most people in the park seemed content to not be wandering about.  Maybe they were breaking down their camp or sipping morning coffee or just getting ready to head back to city life.  Whatever the case, it seemed as if all of Yosemite was mine and a few other photographer types enjoying the immense beauty of this spectacular valley.  This particular year the mountains were overflowing with snow-pack and the runoff into rivers and waterfalls was the highest in quite some time.  There are but few words to describe this place called Yosemite.  With the wildly flowing rivers and falls, awesome is one of them.

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Mar 242013
 

It’s not always like this.  If you go to Yosemite in late summer or fall as I often do, then you won’t see any water falling.  It also depends on how much snow falls in the upper elevations during the winter.  But, when there is an abundance of snow melt in the spring… Wow!  Yosemite Falls is a sight to behold; power and grace as one.  This image was taken in June after a particularly heavy winter snow year.  Water was flowing everywhere.  The falls were in their full, roaring, raging awesomeness.  Yosemite is so incredible!

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Nov 202012
 

Yes, it’s still fall so I thought I’d keep posting some other fall images.  I like fall.  It’s like an ending to the year.  Everything changes in nature and falls away.  A big exhale…  And yet water levels usually rise.  Like here.  Whatcom creek spilling and churning.  The verdant evergreens remaining stately, and even shining forth more noticeably as the leaves on the deciduous trees continue to shed.  The ground turns wet and moist, ideal for the growth of mushrooms.  The quiet of the trees, the roaring of the water.  What a lovely season.

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Feb 072012
 

This will be my last post here for about 10 days.  See you back here then with some new stuff!

The Colorado River is so cold!  But not this luscious, silky welcome relief of water.  A group of us had been rafting down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon for almost 2 weeks.  Now the days were beautiful but the water was cold and we hadn’t had a warm shower the whole time; until we stopped at Travertine creek.  Wow!  A warm waterfall to frolic and play in.  It seemed like it washed away two weeks of cold water in just seconds.  What a wonderfully playful and blessed time we had there!

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