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Bitterroot

“Bitterroot” is a strange name for a place. Yet that is the name given to a beautiful valley in western Montana. The Bitterroot is a plant, now the state flower of Montana, grown on drier mountain slopes. It was well … Continue reading

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The Roar

The cold moist air comes from the north, gathering its heft in the Gulf of Alaska. As it heads south, it runs into range after range and as it rises to pass over them, it condenses and drops it’s moisture … Continue reading

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A Magic Land of Old and New

This post is about the work of a friend and colleague, John Goldberg. John is a technical professional who lives in Capitola, CA. But I know him from the land we both love, the Mono Basin in California’s Eastern Sierra. … Continue reading

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Over The Pile

It is morning in the open sky. We’re north of Idaho Falls driving quickly through wide volcanic flood plains. The rock spreads as far as the eye can see, bumpy black sheets edged with basalt boulders. In washes and between … Continue reading

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Water From The Plateau

Water is a miracle. It appeared on earth not very long after earth coalesced solar dust and gas to form its core. From this water, life quickly appeared. This linkage, life and water, is still crucial to our existence and … Continue reading

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Dropping Into Mono

  The Mono Basin in Eastern California is a seminal place for me. I have wandered far and wide and seen its beauty, its power and its challenges. Here’s a story about my favorite part of the visit, the drop … Continue reading

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Come to my March Show

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I have traveled the west and will be sharing images of its open spaces and its flowing water. The show will open on Friday, March 1 and will run until Thursday, April 4. There will an opening reception on 3/1 … Continue reading

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