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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
This faded sign along the highway in North Shore, CA has promoted two business which are no longer in existence.
Categories: Distressed, Geological
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
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.
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
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
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
The Trail Ride began at the Durango & Silverton Railroad stop at Elk Park and ended near Silverton.
Categories: Geological, Scenes And Vistas
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
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
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
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
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
Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s to control floods, provide irrigation water and produce hydroelectric power to the nearby states and Mexico.
Categories: Architectural, Panorama
The rocks and hills that form the landscape of Joshua Tree has long fascinated visitors to this desert. How did the rocks take on such fantastic shapes? What forces sculpted them?
Categories: Geological, National/State Park