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Big Level Wind Project

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At the Big Level Wind Project in northern Potter County, PA we watched the wind turbines being assembled.

Categories: Architectural
Tags: Big Level Wind Project, Crane, Pennsylvania, Potter County, Wind Turbine

Glen Canyon Dam

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Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete dam on the Colorado River near Page, Arizona used to provide water and power to the southwest states.

Categories: Architectural, Panorama
Tags: Arizona, Carl B. Hayden Visitor Center, Glen Canyon Bridge, Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell, Page

Beauty Mountain

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Beauty Mountain is an unbroken stretch of sandstone cliffs running along the rim of the New River Gorge, east of Fayetteville, West Virginia.

Categories: Geological, National/State Park, Scenes And Vistas
Tags: Beauty Mountain, Fayetteville, New River Gorge, New River National River, West Virginia

Salton Sea & North Shore

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This faded sign along the highway in North Shore, CA has promoted two business which are no longer in existence.

Categories: Distressed, Geological
Tags: California, North Shore, Salton Sea

Salvation Mountain

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Salvation Mountain is a monument to "God is Love" in Niland, CA, just east of the Salton Sea. The current mountain is made with adobe clay and straw and covered with paint

Categories: Architectural
Tags: California, God Is Love, Niland, Salvation Mountain, Slab City

Ivy Covered Church

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Last month we photographed Rehoboth Mennonite Church near Schuyler, VA. The front of this church is completely covered with ivy and is very impressive to see.

Categories: Architectural
Tags: Gothic Church, Ivy Covered Church, Rehoboth Mennonite Church

Glen Canyon Float Trip

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We spent a relaxing morning enjoying a float trip on the Colorado River in the Glen Canyon which included wildlife and petroglyphs.

Categories: Architectural, Geological, Wildlife
Tags: Arizona, AZ, Blue Heron, Float Trip, Glen Canyon, Petroglyphs

Monument Valley

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By Laurie Note: This post is one of a series about my 2015 Western Parks vacation with my daughter and grandson.  For our itinerary with links to other posts and an overview of this trip, please see 2015 Western Parks Vacation. Monument Valley has been featured in many western films since the 1930s. Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films (including Stagecoach and Rio Grande) and in the words…

Categories: Geological, Panorama
Tags: Arizona, AZ, Monument Valley, Sandstone Buttes

Lacey Spring Rainbows

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Earlier this week we had an evening rainstorm which produced a large double rainbow. This is a collection of some rainbow photos from the past few years.

Categories: Panorama, Rainbow
Tags: Double Rainbow, Rainbow

Ultimate Train & Trail Ride

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The Trail Ride began at the Durango & Silverton Railroad stop at Elk Park and ended near Silverton.

Categories: Geological, Scenes And Vistas
Tags: CO, Colorado, Durango & Silverton, Horseback, Trail Ride

Pleated Inkcap Mushrooms

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Each morning we have nice stands of Pleated Inkcap Mushrooms (Parasola plicatilis) due to warm and damp days nights in some flower beds.

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees
Tags: Mushrooms

Little Colorado River Gorge

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The Little Colorado River only flows during spring and after heavy summer rains; for the rest of the time the River and its gorge are dry.

Categories: Geological, Panorama, Scenes And Vistas
Tags: CO, Colorado, Little Colorado River

Wisteria Footbridge

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Last month, Beverly and I attended a community supper/musical performance. One of the people at our table told us about a nearby footbridge which was covered with a wisteria vine and flowers. She showed us several pictures she had taken. The next evening we returned to that area to find and photograph the wisteria. Beverly took the featured image and I took the other two. The footbridge is over Spring Creek, beside where Beaver Creek…

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees
Tags: Spring Creek VA, Virginia, Wisteria

Keys View – Joshua Tree National Park

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Keys View is an overlook in Joshua Tree National Park located on the crest of the Little San Bernardino Mountains which provides panoramic views of the Coachella Valley below.

Categories: National/State Park, Panorama, Scenes And Vistas
Tags: CA, California, Joshua Tree National Park, Keys View

Graupel at Turkey Spur Overlook

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Note: This post is one of a series about our visit to New River Gorge and Bridge in late October 2018.  Unfortunately, there was not a lot of color in the trees then. For details of the New River National River and links to other posts, please see New River Gorge and Bridge (Overview). Turkey Spur Overlook is a series of platforms and walkways on Turkey Spur Rock, which stands above the wooded slopes of…

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees, National/State Park, Panorama, Scenes And Vistas
Tags: New River Gorge, New River National River, Turkey Spur Overlook, West Virginia, WV

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