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Norfolk Pine

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I am continuing my exploration of macro photography by photographing the tip of a branch of a Norfolk Island pine.

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees, Macro
Tags: Macro, Norfolk Pine

Thanksgiving Cactus

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I was able to take closeup photographs of a Thanksgiving cactus bloom after much experimentation and learning.

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees, Macro
Tags: Flower, Macro, Thanksgiving Cactus

We’ve been Having A Blast!

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We have been watching a construction team drill and blast areas for a new road with utilities in our development.

Categories: Construction
Tags: Blasting, Explosions

Solar Electric System

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We have had a solar electric system installed which allows us to reduce our carbon footprint and also save money.

Categories: Conservation
Tags: Conservation, Photovoltaic, Solar Electric

Lower Falls – Letchworth State Park

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The Lower Falls of the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park is less imposing and more difficult to access than the Middle and Upper Falls.

Categories: Geological, National/State Park, Waterfall
Tags: Letchworth State Park, Lower Falls

Palm Springs, CA

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We visited Palm Springs, California when we were visiting Joshua Tree National Park and the Salton Sea area.

Categories: Architectural, Conservation, Flowers, Plants, Trees

Rain Barrels

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We have added two rain barrels to collect rain water for use in the garden and to water flowers.

Categories: Conservation
Tags: Conservation, Garden, Rain Barrel

Bombay Beach

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Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea is of interest to photographers and visitors who want to view the abandoned buildings, offbeat art, and ruins by the water.

Categories: Architectural, Distressed
Tags: Abandoned Boat, Abandoned Crane, Artistic Objects

Comet NEOWISE

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Comet NEOWISE has recently been visible and I've learned a new photography technique to reduce noise in night sky photography.

Categories: Astronomical
Tags: Comet, Night Sky Photography

Broadway Sunrise

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A beautiful morning with early sunrise colors, a crescent moon, and Venus.

Categories: Sunrises & Sunsets
Tags: Broadway, Sunrise

Waterfalls and Autumn Colors – West Virginia – Part 2

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We went to West Virginia last October to view the autumn colors and several waterfalls.

Categories: Autumn Colors, National/State Park, Panorama, Scenes And Vistas, Waterfall
Tags: Albert Falls, Blackwater Canyon Trail, Blackwater Falls State Park, Douglas Falls

Waterfalls and Autumn Colors – West Virginia – Part 1

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We went to the Canaan Valley area of West Virginia last October to see several waterfalls and view the autumn colors.

Categories: Autumn Colors, National/State Park, Panorama, Scenes And Vistas, Waterfall
Tags: Blackwater Falls, Blackwater Falls State Park, Lindy Point

Finally Back

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There hasn't been any activity on our blog since November 2019 but we're back!

Categories: Sunrises & Sunsets, Uncategorized
Tags: Blinspirations, Broadway, Sunrise, Virginia

Black Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Diary

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We found Black Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillars growing on herb plants outside our sunroom and brought some inside to watch them.

Categories: Wildlife
Tags: Black Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar, Macro

Mesa Verde National Park

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Mesa Verde National Park was established to preserve and interpret the archeological heritage of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years.

Categories: Architectural, National/State Park
Tags: Cliff Dwellings, Colorado, Cortez, Mesa Verde National Park

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