Category Archives: nature

Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument: slot canyons etc.

There are a lot of slot canyons in the Utah-Arizona area beyond the most famous ones of Antelope Canyon. These ones in Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument are protected from over-crowding by requiring a long, rough dirt road drive in and … Continue reading

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Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Spring is coming to Charleston, so there its lots if activity at Caw Caw, just south of Charleston. (Plus a few other from later in the day.) As usual, click any photo for a slide show. and later in the … Continue reading

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On the road to Christ in the Desert Monastery, NM

On the way down Route 84 to Abiquiu, we detoured to see the Benedictine Monastery of Christ in the Desert. The chapel is fascinating and in a great setting, but as usual, nature gets most of my attention.  (Aside: I … Continue reading

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Echo Amphitheater, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

Along Route 84 from Pagosa Springs, Coloradao to Abiquiu, New Mexico. As usual, click on any image to see the photos in “carousel” view — and then click leftward in the carousel to see them in chronological order?!    

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Near the Piedra River, in southwestern Colorado

We were back in the South-West to end the year, and this first collection is from along and near the Piedra River, in south-western Colorado, a bit west of Pagosa Springs. Update: clicking on any photo takes you to carousel … Continue reading

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