Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sorrel River Ranch

I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful—an endless prospect of magic and wonder. — Ansel Adams The sunset photo tour on Tuesday was great – great light and opportunities.  May go out again tonight.A photo hike is scheduled for tomorrow.

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Back at Moab

In my heart I will be an explorer naturalist until I die. — Edward O. Wilson, Naturalist I am back in Moab, at the Sorrel River Ranch, a luxury destination, about 17 miles outside of Moab.  I will be teaching … Continue reading

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Petrified Forest – Almost Over

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past Today is Saturday, essentially the next to last day at Petrified Forest. Tomorrow morning I will make one … Continue reading

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Road Cruise Amphibian and Reptile Survey

Had a good time on the road last night with Andy and Margaret.  We found a Hopi (Prairie) rattlesnake, several gopher snakes and a Chihuahuan night snake.  Unfortunately several of the gopher snakes and the rattlesnake were mortally injured by … Continue reading

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A Little Behind the Scenes at Petrified Forest

I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.  —  Majorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek My first and only required presentation for this park went OK, but only 4 people attended, one … Continue reading

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Mid-point Evaluation

You only get one chance. You have one journey through life; you cannot repeat even one moment or retrace one footstep. It seems that we are meant to inhabit and live everything that comes toward us. – John O’Donohue I … Continue reading

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Painted Desert Inn

Yesterday I focused on housing: the Painted Desert Inn and the “cabin” where I am staying. The cabin is more than roomy enough for 1. There is a desk and a folding table in the bedroom/work room, and a small … Continue reading

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Sorry I have been so inactive – Hopefully these images will make up for it.

Sorry I have been so remiss about updating.  I can rationalize that it is two miles each way to get email access, and the room I work in is a mail room that doesn’t really lend itself to creative thinking. … Continue reading

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I don’t know if it is the light, the structure or the adobe brick, but there is really something special about the remains of these ancient communities. Looking out from the  Long House pueblo down a canyon that probably hasn’t … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountains to Arches

From the mountains to the desert.  Returned for a second time to the alpine area.  At the top of the Tundra Trail going up from Rock Cut, it was like being on the top of the world. The tundra fell … Continue reading

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