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Lay of the Land

Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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Wordless Wednesday

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

This poor guy is recovering from a window strike. This angle barely shows his rosy breast for which he is named. Fortunately, he regained his senses and flew away safely.

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is located 140 miles east of Los Angeles, encompassing 792,510 acres of the Mojave and Colorado deserts. This fragile and unique ecosystem is dominated by Joshua trees that are actually species of Yucca (Y. brevifolia in the west … Continue reading

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Super Bloom

Seeing California’s spring wildflowers has long been on my bucket list. With the long drought quenched by soaking rains the past few months, this year’s bloom promised to be a big one. I am most fortunate to have friends in … Continue reading

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Flora

Since it’s snowing here and they’re forecasting frigid temperatures to follow, I thought I’d head back to Florida (virtually, that is). Above is the mouth of Lower Suwannee River as it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The 30-foot-tall Shell Mound … Continue reading

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