Category Archives: Nature

Rocky Maine Coast

Acadia National Park best exemplifies the Maine coast. A family get together was our excuse for making the extra drive. Out of Washington,  D.C., we shuttled along the Atlantic coast, making Bar Harbor, Maine, our last stop. A town named … Continue reading

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Canyon de Chelly

Canyon de Chelly (canyon de shay), is a Navajo ancestral home. A horrific massacre in 1805 by Spanish colonial soldiers obliterated much of the civilian population living in the canyon. United States Army Colonel Kitt Carson completed the submission of … Continue reading

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Zion Walkabout

There’s no seeing the real Zion Canyon without getting away from the rest areas and into the wilderness. We didn’t exactly get into the wilderness, but hiking along the park trails earned us a nice view of the park’s wonders. … Continue reading

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Zion Gray

It was a gray day, without an abundance of color. I saw a number of shots that seemed more appealing in monotone. Canon Photo Professional stripped out the color, and I juiced up the contrast. Here’s Zion Canyon in gray. … Continue reading

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Leon Creek Autumn

I previously posted some photos from Lost Maples State Natural Area. Autumn is a good time there. The maples fill the river valley with red and gold. That’s 70 miles from my house. Right behind my house there is even … Continue reading

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Lost Maples Autumn

It’s not New England, but it’s what Texas has to offer. It’s Lost Maples State Natural Area, and it’s about an hour and a half drive from the house, plus a stop for lunch in Bandera. But that’s another story. … Continue reading

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The House Not Lived In

A few years back my grandson, also named John, built a bird house and gave it to me. I put it up on the back yard fence and waited for some action. No birds came to live there, so I … Continue reading

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