Southwest (June 2017)

“In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. … The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt


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Beaded Waters (May 2017)

We find water droplets – particularly those on leaves – inherently fascinating, as they seem to serve as metaphors for a wide range of human perceptions and emotions.


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Farewell to Glacier… (May 2017)


Glacier National Park Montana
Storm clearing off Angel Wing above Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana (2010)
Glacier National Park Montana
Wynn Mountain from the Cracker Lake Basin, Glacier National Park, Montana (2010)
Glacier National Park Montana
Mount Helen from Dawson Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana (2010)
Glacier National Park Montana
Iceberg Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana (2013)
Glacier National Park Montana
Remains of the Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana (2009)

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“An inordinate fondness…” (May 2017)

There is a story, possibly apocryphal, of the distinguished British biologist, J.B.S. Haldane, who found himself in the company of a group of theologians. On being asked what one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation, Haldane is said to have answered, “An inordinate fondness for beetles.”


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“Consider the lilies…” (April 2017)

“Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”  ~ Luke 12:27


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Falling Waters (March 2017)

“Once we have tasted far streams, touched the gold, found some limit beyond the waterfall, a season changes and we come back changed but safe, quiet, grateful.”  ~ William Stafford


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Seasons in the Gorge (March 2017)

“Nature gives to every time and season unique beauty; from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is just a succession of changes so soft and comfortable that we hardly notice the progress.” ~ Charles Dickens


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Western Water & Light (March 2017)

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.” ~ Norman Maclean


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Death Valley Remembered (February 2017)

“…the first impression remains a just one. Despite variety, most of the surface of Death Valley is dead … a land of jagged salt pillars, crackling and tortured crusts of mud, sunburnt gravel bars the color of rust, rocks and boulders of metallic blue naked even of lichen.” ~ Edward Abbey
“No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” ~ Chuck Thompson

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