Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest

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Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest

I thought I would continue the cover theme for a couple more days since we have a nice batch of new ones.  This is a photo from Organ Pipe National Monument in Arizona during the amazing spring bloom two years ago.  This looks really appealing to me right now – in Alaska we currently have mostly dirty snow and leafless trees.  Alaska makes a drastic transition in the next couple of months.

Tonto National Forest fees

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Tonto National Forest fees

I decided to run out to the Tonto National Forest on my last night in Arizona.  I was hoping to do a little shooting around Saguaro Lake at sunset.  When I got there, I wasn’t surprised to see they charged $6 per vehicle.  This is in line with what we had been paying in other Phoenix area public lands and seems fair enough.  What surprised me, the nearest place to pay was 12 miles away, a 24 mile round trip to pay my day use fee!Read More

Catching Air

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Catching Air

This is Nick jumping over my camera while launching off a steep drop.  I put a very wide-angle lens (17mm) on my camera and positioned it just below the lip, on the steepest part of the bank and used a remote to fire the camera.  Nick then got a run at the drop and launched off this hill and over my camera as I fired it.  Read More