It’s not like it’s a hard hike. There really isn’t any elevation change but the four miles to get to the “ Supernova of 1054 ” petroglyph takes you across an open valley bottom of soft sand held in place by rather hard-done-by Four-wing saltbush, sagebrush and cactus. There is some tough grasses out there [...]
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“So. There are three areas on the stove basically. The hottest is right here over the area where you put the wood.” Maria Luis waved her hard-working, muscled hand over the front part of the stove. “Both sides. Hot. Then the medium heat is here in the center. Over there on the edge is the [...]
The wind howled out at Chaco Canyon park all day Wednesday, February 19, 2014. I spent the day hiking around in the wind. But by three in the afternoon a huge cloud of dust was moving up the canyon from the southwest. It looked like one mean, angry pile of cold blowing dirt heading my [...]
This kind of lead in to a scientific article really upsets me: “DNA harvested from the remains of an infant buried 13,000 years ago confirms that the earliest widespread culture in North America was descended from humans who crossed over to the New World from Asia, scientists say.” Why am I upset? Because the DNA [...]
It is hard to deny that ecotourism has benefited the nation of Costa Rica in a great number of ways. The ecotourism boom began in the mid-1980s and really took off in the 1990s with 800,000 foreigners visiting the Central American nation in 1995, 1.03 million in 1999 and an astounding 2.34 million in 2012, [...]
The sunsets the past few evenings in Taos, New Mexico have been nothing short of spectacular. Yes, we often get pretty amazing sunsets but in the past week since we’ve actually had some clouds and storms for the first time in well over a month, the light from the setting sun has had much more [...]
This shot of the old barn in the Cañon area of Taos was far from the ideal capture- and I really liked it. I pointed the camera right into the low, setting sun to get the picture. The air around the old barn was full of smoke from several newly lit stove fires in [...]
While the eastern section of the United States freezes and it rains in Alaska where there is an unprecidented heat wave, out here in the west we are back to the drought conditions that have lasted for years. There has been no precipitation in Taos since a dusting of snow a few days after Christmas. [...]
One of the main goals of photography should be to communicate an emotion. Well. Thats my opinion anyway. Its about an experience. A feeling. That moment that hits you and makes you gasp. Be it a beautiful plate of food, a stunning landscape or the face of a child, what many photographers seek to do [...]
From the crest of the hill above the center of the site there was a clear view south and an odd, pointy mountain jutting from a plateau several miles distant. It stood out like a sore thumb. In fact, it looks like a giant thumb. I asked my guide, Rosa Fernandez, if it was a [...]
Check out more from the #ecocostarica trip on Twitter, FB and G+ I’m a sucker for flowers and gardens of any kind. My dreams are full of them. Just outside Cartago, Costa Rica is an 11 hectare (27 acre) garden created by Charles H. Lankester in the 1940’s. The native of Southampton, England was never formally [...]
Looking back exactly one year ago at Pictures of my 2012, I see that I was in an optimistic place. (Feel free….by the way…. to skip this emotional screed and go straight down to the good stuff ) In reality, the past five years have been a struggle…or a series of struggles…as many of you [...]
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- A Taste of Costa Rican Wildlife from La Selva Biological Station December 7, 2013
- Pictures of My 2013 – 24 Captures from All Over December 31, 2013
- Lankester Botanical Garden – #EcoCostaRica January 8, 2014
- Ecotourism Costa Rica – The Impacts on Three Guides February 11, 2014
- The Supernova of 1054 – My Shot of the Day – March 5, 2014 March 5, 2014
- Costa Rica Foods – El Mirador Sitios Angustura February 25, 2014
- Dust Storm Hits Chaco Canyon Park – My Shot of the Day – Feb 21, 2014 February 21, 2014
- That DNA Clovis Story? It Doesn’t Mean What They Say It Means February 18, 2014
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