With so many loose photos scattered around this site, and prompted by our discussions of windows, I decided to get organized with some frames. But now I have too many frames! Wanna buy one (or 9)? These three are the most traditional, and fit large photos: On the smaller side, more frame than photos, are … Continue reading Wanna Buy a Frame?
What Are The Woods For?
Rest. Get it? "For rest." For rest, for rest, forest. (groans) Aww, man! Tough crowd. Other great tree posts: Tree Dreaming The Fall of the Pioneer Cabin Tree Wednesday Words on the Wild: Trees
Happy (Belated) Birthday Grand Canyon National Park!
Even though the Grand Canyon is really much, much older, I'd like to take a brief moment and wish a (belated) Happy Centennial to the National Park, which officially turned 100 this past February. It would be remiss not to add an extra cheer for Teddy Roosevelt, the first champion of the park. I can't … Continue reading Happy (Belated) Birthday Grand Canyon National Park!
Sanity & Thankfulness
Our ability to travel is a privilege. But it is also a choice. Money is time. Where do we spend our time? Wilderness is not my leisure or my recreation. It is my sanity. ~ Terry Tempest Williams, The Hour of Land Here is the beginning of my day. I try to spend a minute … Continue reading Sanity & Thankfulness
Independence Day (2018): Blowing in the Wind
For my Flag Day post last year, I struggled to find a decent flag picture (o which I owned the rights), and finally, regretfully settled for a mediocre photo, then decided on two actions to ease that pain: I vowed to replace that photo ASAP -- Hasn't happened yet. If you're eager to glimpse a … Continue reading Independence Day (2018): Blowing in the Wind
95 Reasons to Camp: Countdown Part 1
Why go camping? 95. You love it. 94. Someone you love loves it. 93. You need a break from someone you love. 92. You need a break from someone you don’t love. 91. Postpone breaking up. ("Sorry, baby, can't talk. Bad cell service!") 90. Initiate a break-up. ("If you really love me, you'll come with me...") … Continue reading 95 Reasons to Camp: Countdown Part 1
Take Your Pic
A friend of mine tried to see the Grand Canyon several times, only to be foiled by poor visibility (I think it was fog, most times). She liked to say the Grand Canyon didn't exist, which always reminded me of that Jamie O'Neal song, "There Is No Arizona." There is no Arizona No painted desert, … Continue reading Take Your Pic
The ZBGC Triangle
The original plan for traveling to Utah included a trip to see all five National Parks in the state. That plan required revision upon discovering that visiting all five meant spending more time in the car than in the parks. The new plan became: camp at Zion for a week, taking separate day trips to Bryce and the north rim … Continue reading The ZBGC Triangle