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West Texas Scorpions and the Guadalupe Mountains!


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For those who know me, have hiked with me in the outdoors, or had been to my home in the early 2000’s, they will know that I am an acute arachnophile. My love for...

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White Sands, White Dunes, White Clouds, Blue Sky


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Last week I happily knocked off another entry written down in my bucket list. I visited White Sands National Monument in New Mexico and it was so much better than everything I had hoped...

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Lichens: Botanicals Naturalists Overlook


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“Consider the Lichen. Lichens are just about the hardiest visible organisms on Earth, but the least ambitious.” – Bill Bryson Lichens are very interesting when it comes to the silent natural world. Instead of being...

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Under the Midnight Sun


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It’s no surprise to those who have followed me over the years that the Moab Desert is one of my very favorite places in the world. Having lived in wet, damp and foggy places...

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Palouse Falls – Waterfall in the Desert


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It’s funny, because I know I’m not the only nature photographer who travels around the country with this problem. The light is perfect, and I’m only five minutes away! Driving like an idiot a couple...

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Desert Solitaire – Delicate Arch


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A weird, lovely, fantastic object out of nature like Delicate Arch has the curious ability to remind us – like rock and sunlight and wind and wilderness – that out there is a different...

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The Night is Alive at Midnight in the Yakima River Canyon (Notes from the Field #3)


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Yakima River Canyon, Washington June 1, 2014,  11pm I arrived later than planned this late afternoon to Cowiche Canyon, where the trip was half spur of the moment/half delayed because of a nasty headache....

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Charming Scorpions and Handling Snakes

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  • Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warble
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  • Rocky Basalt Bluffs of Cowiche Canyon
  • Lichen-Covered Basalt Cliff in Cowiche Canyon
  • Sunset in the Sagebrush Desert
  • Baby Northern Scorpion (Paruroctonus boreus)
  • Adult Northern Scorpion (Paruroctonus boreus)
  • Northwestern Ringneck Snake
  • Northwestern Ringneck Snake
  • Northwestern Ringneck Snake

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“Those who charm scorpions and handle snakes only brand themselves with their own hands.” ~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib I’ve been spending a lot of time out in the desert and sagebrush country in...

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Scarab Beetles!


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Yesterday I was in sagebrush country – that vast open wilderness that is Central Washington and is home to rolling hills covered with sagebrush and rabbitbrush, rattlesnakes and coyotes, crumbling basalt rock formations and wide...

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Like a California King

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*As I was putting together images for this post, and finishing up editing my images of the California kingsnake, “Like a California King” by Everclear just happened to start playing on iTunes by sheer...

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