Monthly Archives: November 2009

Thunder Mountain Monument

I love traveling across the Intermountain West, that vast region between the Sierra-Cascade ranges and the Rocky Mountains. This high desert landscape of huge valleys and remote mountain ranges has a fascinating human and geologic history. It’s also sparsely settled, … Continue reading

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Dreaming in Photoshop

I noticed it first through the lens of my camera, swooping low over cattails half a mile to the north, then rising and turning southwest, wobbling a bit on wings I soon realized were too stiff, too blunt, for any … Continue reading

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Valley Oaks

The Cosumnes River Preserve is one of the best places to see what forests of Valley oak (Quercus lobata) once looked like along all the major rivers of California’s Great Valley.  These stately trees along a quiet stretch of the … Continue reading

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