Mother Nature Saddles Up

The Bench Sunrise Palo Duro Canyon, Texas

  Palo Duro canyon isn't far from Amarillo. If you head east from Amarillo you hit the Texas Palo Duro State Park where you can drive down into the canyon and access its visitor center and exhibits. On road cuts below Alan's home we have found arrow points lost in...

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Oil Rig, Nebraska Black Gold

Snow blew in yesterday and is falling earthward softly. Big sloppy soft flakes hit a diesel power plant that runs all the rig lights and equipment, touch hot metal and turn to water on contact. Snow covers the roof of the mud logger's SUV and dark mid west prairie mud...

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July 30, 2018 Hailstorm- Video Roof Breaker

it doesn't rain more than ten inches a year in Albuquerque. This high desert city gets snow infrequently and never has tornadoes, hurricanes or earthquakes, In July, a ten minute hail storm ripped through my neighborhood and piled small hail stones against my garage...

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Fountainhead UC Irvine Medical Center nature walk

At the top of a little path on a nature walk near the University of California Irvine Medical Center there is a small fountain in a memorial to lost infants. I watch the bubbling water and think of beginnings and endings,a place where life springs into existence and...

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Earth Our Planet

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life. Radiometric dating and other evidence say the planet was formed some 4.5 billion years ago. The world population is currently 7.53 billion people. give or take a few million....

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Sunflower Isleta Eagle Golf Course, New Mexico

  This morning, in the rough, I look only a moment for an errant drive. One of our foursome's little dog, Winston, was bit by a rattler and died on another course a few weeks ago. A golf ball,even a new one, is not worth coming face to face with a poisonous viper....

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Backyard Mushrooms After a Rain

After a big rain, these mushrooms appear in the back yard. This yard used to be dirt, stones, brush, debris, unused patio bricks, dead leaves and trash. There were overgrown vines, broken trellises and shrubs in need of water. A small tree was removed, litter raked...

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Rainbow Over Wal-Mart Albuquerque

Rainbows aren't discriminating about who they appear over. This hint of a double rainbow gracefully arches over an Albuquerque Wal-Mart that has its own version of golden arches inside. Rainbows suggest there is more than here and now and their primary colors are...

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Foothills Albuquerque

These mountains are a cold hard skeleton and life is the green coat draped over their jagged bones. Long spindly leaves of desert plants move lightly in the wind. Granite boulders have lichen waiting for raindrops to make their color more vibrant and further up...

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Three Jelly fish Albuquerque Biopark

Fish live in water. They are streamlined with fins for rudders and propulsion, have bodies that create little friction between them and the water that supports them. Light filters down from the water's surface where we can see them take graceful turns at the tank's...

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Mountain Goats On the way to Creede, Colorado

  By the roadside, off a two lane highway to Creed, Colorado, this group of mountain goats stop grazing and watch us closely as we come closer to them. We are moving at sixty plus miles per hour carrying a load of household items to Richard's shipping...

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Big City Nature Walk Thrive Walk

Nature doesn't vanish in a city. This nature walk is on Kaisar Permanente Hospital grounds, complete with fountains, paths,shade trees, shrubs, colorful flowers, wild grasses, birds, butterflies, and a solo coyote crossing a parking lot with a house cat in its jaws....

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