Posted in Border hopping, Nature, Photo

Tree Giants

I’m in absolute awe.

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The General Sherman Tree, 36.5 feet / 11 meters in diameter. The largest tree on earth, thriving in the Sequoia National Park. Words are insignificant when gazing upon this Tree Giant.

A life long dream came true today.

Posted in Animals, Haiku, Nature, Photo

Raven

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Black as deepest night

Yet bright as the sun, you were

Highlight of my day

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This was my first encounter with a raven, a bird living wild and free in Bryce Canyon, yet gentle and intelligent. Suddenly he was there, watching, calm and curious. It was love at first sight!  ♥

Posted in Border hopping, Music

Bear Festival

Tonight there was a music festival here in Cannonville: the Bear Festival. About twenty musicians performed country and blue grass songs, while they played their violins, guitars and sang. There was even a Celtic drum!

The folks of Cannonville also provided much needed soul food: hotdogs and hamburgers 😉  And they were excellent.

Here’s a short film I shot of a song, I have uploaded it to YouTube:

and a couple of photos, so you can taste the atmosphere.

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Posted in Border hopping, Nature, Photo

Arches National Park

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So much beauty is captured in this park. I liked the bizar formations of the rocks even more than the amazing arches themselves.

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We stayed at Moab, a nice little town with good food, interesting shops and the nicest people.

Only nine more days until I meet my sweet and great friend Julia in San Francisco. We’ve never met but we have known each other for over twelve years. And even more online friends will be joining us for lunch there. I am SO excited about that, I just had to tell you. I hope you don’t mind 😀 Jules will show us around this great city, so you may expect a post (or two) about SF.

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The V-man and I are in Cannonville at the moment and will visit a local Fiddler Festival tonight. We are very fortunate! More photos later.

Happy hugs from the DuTchess in the US,
Mar

Posted in Border hopping, Haiku, Nature, Photo

Sentinels

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Where desert meets sky

Silent sentinels stand guard

Desolate and grim

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Posted in Border hopping, Culture/History, Nature, Photo

Anasazi Heritage

Today we went to the Anasazi Heritage Center near Cortez. A beautiful museum showed us the daily life of the Native Americans who used to live here, exhibiting many artefacts. We followed the trail up to the pueblo, where I shot these photos.

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And a wonderful view over the McPhee Reservoir. I’ve been standing there in awe for a long time, taking in the wonderful sights in full circle. Such a bless to be here.

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Tomorrow the roads will lead us up to Moab.

Posted in Border hopping, Culture/History, Nature, Photo

Wupatki National Monument

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The stories of my youth are coming to life! When I’m home again, I’ll dig up more information. For now these  photos will have to do. 🙂