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Gold to the Horizon

March 25, 2017 - Spring arrives on Table Mountain
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Succulent & Sunlight

February 27, 2017 - Afternoon light on a succulent rosette
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Shed & Bloom

February 05, 2017 - Shed antler and new blooms on California's Table Mountain.
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Bloom Fields

May 05, 2016 - Brodiaea blooming on the hillside in Bidwell Park. Chico, California.
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Meadowfoam Mirror

March 27, 2016 - The subject of an upcoming photo workshop. CSU Chico Herbarium 4/16/2016.
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Elemental Falls

February 21, 2016 - The juxtaposition of basalt fall and waterfall. Sudden and intense vs ethereal and delicate.
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An Orchid Adventure

May 31, 2015 - May 31, 2015 Afternoon It has been a while since I have posted a long from blog post, I have been trying to promot...
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Stream Orchid Chime

May 25, 2015 - Stream Orchid chime growing along Big Chico Creek
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Forest Galaxy

May 18, 2015 - Western Star Flower blooming on the lush forest floor.
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Storm Edge

April 26, 2015 - Dual edges of similar shape.
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Bowman Lake Spring

April 12, 2015 - Afternoon at Bowman Lake
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Light of the Foothills

March 28, 2015 - Afternoon light on Ithuriels Spear and Grass
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Chico Creek Spring

March 24, 2015 - Big Chico Creek in the first official days of spring.
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Flowers and the Groove

March 17, 2015 - March 17, 2015 Afternoon Spring is right around the corner! That is really only based on actual calendar dates, sp...
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Fawn Lily Light

March 05, 2015 - A multitude of Fawn Lilies blooming in a secluded seam of serpentine.
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Bloom Stages

March 04, 2015 - I love the color variation this species exhibits
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Bell Curve Squared

March 03, 2015 - Butte County Fritillary in a Square aspect.
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Bell Dance

March 01, 2015 - Butte County Fritillary blooming among the serpentine slopes.
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Strength in Motion

February 20, 2015 - Water flows and granite resists.
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Nature Abstraction

February 15, 2015 - February 15, 2015 Afternoon A new project! One that I have been toying with for many years, and finally found the...
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Under the Canopy

February 08, 2015 - A single houndstongue blooming under the early spring canopy.
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The Best of 2014

December 31, 2014 - December 31, 2014 Here are the 10 photographs from 2014 that I consider to be the best of the year. Each one will hav...
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From th Archives XIII

September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014 Afternoon Here are some old images that I revisited today with some new editing ideas. I was pl...
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From the Archives XII

July 27, 2014 - July 27, 2014 Evening I spent a great amount of time today weeding my archived and unedited folders. I love doing...
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Repetiton is the Key

June 20, 2014 - June 20, 2014 Afternoon For a couple of years now I have been visiting the same location searching for an image th...
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Twisted Tree & Reflection

June 18, 2014 - A twisted tree along the banks of Terrace Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Lily Solo

June 13, 2014 - A single lily blooming in a spot that was dubbed "tigerlily heaven."
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Rein Orchid Portrait

June 12, 2014 - My first successful image of a very special flower.
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National Contest - Share the Experience

May 31, 2014 - May 31, 2014 Morning I have three images entered into the National Share the Experience contest. Check them out an...
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Stream Orchid Solo

May 29, 2014 - A single bloom of the Stream Orchid. Found along Big Chico Creek in Bidwell Park, Chico, California.
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Random Bits

May 25, 2014 - May 25, 2014 Afternoon Here are some random images I just finished editing, they are from the last couple of month...
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From the Archives XI

May 23, 2014 - May 23, 2014 Afternoon Here is an image I took earlier this year of a particularly photogenic trio of Indian Warri...
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The Iconic Spots

May 21, 2014 - May 21, 2014 Night Yesterday I wrote about seeing Lassen Volcanic National Park with new eyes. I wrote about knowi...
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Transitions

May 20, 2014 - May 20, 2014 Evening There are some places in this world that just move a person; maybe it was due to childhood me...
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Scarlet Fritillary Trio

May 12, 2014 - Three bright red bells of the Scarlet Fritillary shining in the verdant green forest.
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Forest Floor

May 09, 2014 - This is what I imagine when the redwoods are mentioned.
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Survival

May 04, 2014 - May 4, 2014 Afternoon While hiking around Bidwell Park, I see things that make me wonder about life. For example w...
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Coffeeberry Bloom

May 01, 2014 - The tiny blooms of California Coffeeberry found in Bidwell Park.
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Sword Symphonic

April 29, 2014 - A sword fern slowly unrolling it's leaves in the redwoods.
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Final Light

April 25, 2014 - The last rays of sunshine filtered through the redwoods.
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Woodland Star

April 21, 2014 - Small blooms of the woodland star found on a shady hillside on Table Mountain.
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Keeper of the Flowers

April 17, 2014 - A solitary oak tree on a hill among the wildflowers of Table Mountain. This tree has been the subject of many photograph...
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The Images of Imagination

April 15, 2014 - April 15, 2014 Evening There are certain images that are conjured up when general ideas are brought up, one of whi...
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Spring Defined

April 13, 2014 - A massive oak tree surrounded by Sky Lupine on Table Mountain.
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Scarlet Larkspur

April 12, 2014 - Found along the Guardian Trail in Chico's Upper Bidwell Park.
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Fiddlenecks & Former Giant

April 06, 2014 - Fiddleneck flowers blooming against an old downed pine tree in Upper Bidwell Park.
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The Flowers Return

March 26, 2014 - March 26, 2013 Evening Spring must be here! Today there was a downpour, a tornado, lightning and rainbows. All of...
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Spires that Inspire

March 21, 2014 - March 21, 2014 Afternoon While on last weekends trip to Lone Pine, many beautiful landscapes were experienced. Whi...
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Succulent

March 04, 2014 - The sharp points of a succulent in Redding's Turtle Bay Gardens.
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Petal & Bark

February 27, 2014 - A Checker Lily blooming beneath an oak tree in Bidwell Park. The colors and textures mimic each other. Coincidence?
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After 5 Years...

February 25, 2014 - February 25, 2014 The hunt is finally successful. The Fetid Adders Tongue that has eluded me for 5 years has been ima...
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Contrasts

February 23, 2014 - One of the early blooms of Table Mountain. The soft petals and foliage contrasts with the hard edged rock.
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Fungus Family

February 16, 2014 - A colony of mushrooms found in some wood duff in Bidwell Park.
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Bells of Light & Color

February 08, 2014 - The colors of the Checker Lily imitate the transition from winter to spring.
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Checker Lily

February 05, 2014 - The first lily of the year!
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From the Archives X

September 16, 2013 - September 16, 2013 Noon Here we are with another installment of from the archives. This time it is of an image I t...
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From the Archives IX

July 20, 2013 - July 20, 2013 Afternoon The July heat is oppressive. It is good at killing the desire to shoot shoot shoot. Conseq...
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From the Archives VIII

July 15, 2013 - July 15, 2013 Evening Tonight, while catching up on my friends wonderful blog, I read a statement about all poppy...
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From the Archives VII

July 10, 2013 - July 10, 2013 Night Here is an image from a few months ago I finally finished editing yesterday. I came across it...
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More Odds and Ends

June 22, 2013 - June 22, 2013 Afternoon Finally have some time for blogging. Between work, travel and being sick, I have not had a...
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Elephant Heads

June 17, 2013 - But seriously, that is what they are called. If one were to look close it would be but a second to see the resemblance....
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New Growth

June 16, 2013 - Spring has arrived in the Mountains. New growth at 7000' elevation in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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And Now For Something Completely Different...

June 10, 2013 - June 10, 2013 Night Got through some editing from the weekend trip to Quincy, but didn't finish. Here are a couple...
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Smokey Mariposa

June 10, 2013 - A quick preview of a trip up Mt Hough outside of Quincy, CA.
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Twin Orchids

June 06, 2013 - Yet another perspective of the Mountain Lady Slipper, this time with the characteristics of a telephoto lens rather than...
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Mule's Ears

June 02, 2013 - Another photo from yesterday's quick trip to Sierra Valley.
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Buckwheat & Rock

June 02, 2013 - A late spring bloom in Sierra Valley.
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Oopoomoo Post

May 28, 2013 - May 28, 2013 Noon, Hello all! I have a blog post and image on a website called Oopoomoo. It is run by two professi...
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Child's Meadow

May 27, 2013 - Spring at Child's Meadow. A high elevation meadow outside of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Orchid Light

May 26, 2013 - A cluster of Mountain Lady Slippers found outside of Quincy, CA.
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What a Difference a Month Makes...

May 12, 2013 - May 12, 2013 It is really amazing what a difference of about 30 days makes in California's Sacramento Valley. The ima...
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Table Mountain - Across Seasons Part 1 - Spring

May 11, 2013 - May 11, 2013 Noon This is a multi-part series, with the intent of building a body of work on Table Mountain culmin...
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Walking with the Ghosts

May 10, 2013 - May 10, 2013 Night Change has come again. Table Mountain had a different feel. The air was warm, almost hot, my bo...
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Fritillary Success

May 07, 2013 - May 7, 2012 Evening Today I solved a puzzle; one that has haunted me for about a year. During the Lassen trip I re...
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Feather Falls

May 05, 2013 - May 5, 2013 Afternoon, Yesterday my father and I went for a hike to Feather Falls. It was a perfect day for this h...
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Odds and Ends

April 28, 2013 - April 28, 2013 Night A couple of photos from the weekends adventures. More barrens, and a quick trip to the Sulfur...
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Barrens Update

April 25, 2013 - April 25, 2013 Night Yesterday I made a quick trip to the upper regions of the Serpentine Barrens, lots of action...
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Calochortus Anticipation

April 24, 2013 - Unopened buds of the White Pussy Ears. A charming little lily when fully open.
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Field of Checkerbloom

April 23, 2013 - A field of pink checkerbloom. Sad to think that this is the site of a proposed WalMart...
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Epic Drive

April 14, 2013 - April 14, 2013 Afternoon Yesterday we went for an epic drive. It wasn't supposed to be, but it was the end result.
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Owls Clover & Clouds

April 12, 2013 - One more from Table Mountain. Hope to have some new scenery this weekend. Stay Tuned
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On Landscape Photography

April 09, 2013 - April 9, 2013 Evening I reached a turning point in my photography recently. It came subtly, over time, and with gr...
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Spring Palette

April 07, 2013 - The colors of the rainbow with Coal Canyon in the background. This is why people flock to Table Mountain in March and Ap...
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Fritillary Duel

April 02, 2013 - April 2, 2013 Night I often go through my galleries and review my own work. I like to see how my critique of them...
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Sedum Stalk

March 31, 2013 - An image from a post rain hike on the barrens.
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Creative Contemplations

March 25, 2013 - March 25, 2013 Mid-Day Sometimes when contemplating compositional challenges, flashes of insight strike. The local...
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It must be...

March 19, 2013 - Flower Season! Here are some misc images from the last week...
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Light of the Barrens

March 18, 2013 - A brightly colored Sierra Fawn Lily glowing on the serpentine slopes between Paradise and Magalia, California
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Serpentine Barrens

March 17, 2013 - March 17, 2013 Evening The name serpentine barrens leaves both a lot to the imagination and describes desolation a...
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Musings on Luck

March 14, 2013 - March 14, 2013 Night Where does one draw the line between luck, skill, and experience? As a photographer of the na...
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Basalt Bifurcation

March 13, 2013 - A lupine between to basalt stones on Table Mountain.
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Finally!

March 12, 2013 - March 12, 2013 Night My computer is finally at full capacity. Some images I processed tonight. Hope you enjoy,...
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The Arrival of Spring

March 03, 2013 - March 3, 2013 Afternoon Yesterday I went on an adventure to Table Mountain with a friend and former co-worker to i...
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Houndstongue

February 23, 2013 - One of the early bloomers in California's oak foothills. Found both in the sierra as well as on the coast ranges.
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The Fever

February 17, 2013 - February 17, 2013 Evening Table Mountain is a bellwether, when the blooms start there, spring is well on its way....
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Solitary Sorrel

February 12, 2013 - A single sorrel blooming under the redwood canopy at Jughandle State Reserve.
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The Photographer Pt. 7

February 11, 2013 - February 11, 2013 Night There are always struggles with every endeavor we partake. Photography is no exception; 20...
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The 10 of 2012

December 23, 2012 - December 23, 2012 Noon Well, it is about that time, the culmination of another year. Many adventures, many images.
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From The Archives IV

November 04, 2012 - November 4, 2012 Evening Time changes, months pass, seasons turn from spring to summer to fall. Winter is almost h...
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The Best Images

September 15, 2012 - September 15, 2012 Afternoon It is early afternoon on a lazy Saturday, summer is winding down, and harvest is in f...
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Published Again?

June 20, 2012 - June 20, 2012 Evening This afternoon I heard from the Editor of Fremontia, the publication of the California Nativ...
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Summer Contrasts

June 06, 2012 - June 6, 2012 Afternoon Summer is almost here, I fear that the last vestiges of spring came and went. The plant lif...
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The Variety of a Species

June 03, 2012 - June 3, 2012 Evening We revisited the BLM trail called Forks of the Buttes to see what was going on this afternoon...
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Research Payoff

May 29, 2012 - May 29, 2012 Afternoon Just got back from another trip to Quincy, in search of another Lady Slipper. A different L...
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Connections & Friends

May 28, 2012 - May 28, 2012 Evening I got a call on Saturday evening, seemingly out of the blue. It was from a couple of Bay Area...
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Emergency Trip

May 20, 2012 - May 20, 2012 Afternoon There are certain events that require quick and decisive action. One such even took place y...
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Forks of the Butte

May 19, 2012 - May 19, 2012 Evening It was quite a productive photography day today, much to my surprise. Took a short stroll on...
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Summer Approaching

May 10, 2012 - May 10, 2012 Night-time The valley and foothills continue to brown, the days are longer and the temperature is hig...
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Lupine

May 01, 2012 - May 1, 2012 Late Afternoon Last weekend we went on a hike with the California Native Plant Society. It started in...
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Spring?

April 12, 2012 - April 12, 2012 Evening Been down for the count the last couple of days, got bronchitis, blech! The weather here...
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Motion

March 26, 2012 - March 26, 2012 Evening I was wandering the flume along the base of Table Mountain this afternoon thinking about my...
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Spring Color

March 25, 2012 - March 25, 2012 Mid-Day Everybody always goes crazy for fall color. This is understandable, the colors are fantasti...
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Going Without

March 22, 2012 - March 22, 2012 Evening For the past couple of weeks I have not had my camera with me. I have not taken a single pi...
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