Nature Notes

November 16, 2017

Kodachrome State Park, Utah

Filed under: Landscape,Utah — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Kodachrome State Park, Utah

Kodachrome State Park, Utah

To him who in the love of Nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
A various language
.”
– William Cullen Bryant

This area was thought to have once been subject to geysers and the stone pipe formations are the sandstone sediment that filled them while the area around eroded away. The Shakespeare Arch, only discovered in 1976, is located here.

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September 9, 2017

Bryce Canyon in the snow, Utah

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Bryce Canyon, Utah

Bryce Canyon, Utah

It’s a helluva place to lose a cow” -Ebenezar Bryce

The talk around Ruby’s Inn was that it would snow overnight. It was said with disappointment but to me this was exciting news. Early the next morning, we arrived at the Canyon in bitter cold but it was a place of wonder I will always remember. As a bonus, it was deserted, we were the only ones there for the first hour near dawn.

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August 30, 2017

Cape Neddick (Nubble) Light, Maine

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Cape Neddick (Nubble Light), Maine

Cape Neddick (Nubble Light), Maine

The Cape Neddick Lighthouse, also known as the Nubble Light was built in York Harbor, Maine and came into use in 1879.

It is is accessed and receives a high number of annual visitors.

Cape Neddick (Nubble Light), Maine

Cape Neddick (Nubble Light), Maine


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August 24, 2017

Zion National Park, Utah

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The Watchman, Zion National Park, Utah

The Watchman, Zion National Park, Utah

Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter” -Ansel Adams

Zion National Park was created in 1918, and it was one of the gems of the U.S. Park system. It includes the Zion Canyon, cut out of the towering Navajo Sandstone by the Virgin River. An efficient shuttle system moves visitors about. It is worth a trip at all times of the year, our October 2006 trip was a particularly colorful time.

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July 22, 2017

Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

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Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine is probably North America’s most photographed lighthouse. Located at Cape Elizabeth, construction was begun in 1787 at George Washington’s directive and completed in 1791.

Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine


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June 17, 2017

Red Canyon, Utah

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Red Canyon, Utah

Red Canyon, Utah

Going to the mountains is going home” – John Muir

Red Canyon is part of the Dixie National Forest and is about nine miles from Bryce Canyon.It is an area of red sandstone spire amongst groves of Ponderosa Pines, and includes an excellent selection of trails.

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February 16, 2017

Birding La Brenne, France

Filed under: Birds,France — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Purple Heron

Purple Heron

The Parc naturel régional de la Brenne is a large area in central France which includes some important wetlands, woodlands and grasslands, as well as many small villages and agricultural areas.

Driving the tree shaded back roads, you will encounter Common Wood-Pigeon, Eurasian Turtle-Dove, the strange and wonderful Hoopoe, Yellowhammer and Eurasian Jay, and common birds like the Chaffinch, Eurasian Blackbird and European Goldfinch.

More open fields host Red-legged Partridge, Red-backed Shrike, Black Kite and Eurasian Buzzard.

There is a visiter center near Saint-Michel-en-Brenne which has a boardwalk over the marsh as well as a number of hides in the area. You may see Black-headed Gull, Great-crested, Eared and Little Grebes, Eurasian Coot, Eurasian Reed-Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Gray Heron and Purple Heron,  and Little Egret.

I would recommend it as a fine way to spend a day.


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December 22, 2016

Grand Canyon NP, Arizona

Filed under: Arizona,Landscape — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Grand Canyon NP, Arizona

Grand Canyon NP, Arizona

We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore.
– John Wesley Powell

Although we only had a few hours to visit this great spectacle, it was still worthwhile. I had not been there for many years, and the crowds had become horrendous, the downside of the experience.

Grand Canyon NP, Arizona

Grand Canyon NP, Arizona

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