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Houston’s Newest Garden

Yes America, or at least Central Houston, after months of delay due to weather the McGovern Centennial Gardens at Hermann Park are finally open. These new gardens abandon the style descended from a 1930s garden operated by the Houston Garden … Continue reading

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Failed Images

Sometimes, despite having your equipment ready and being in a great location the image is a total dog.  Back in 2010 I was working “near” Salt Lake City in that SLC was the closest city, being only three hours or … Continue reading

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Buffalo River National Scenic River (Arkansas)

Last summer my wandering ways brought me to the Buffalo River National Scenic River in the Ozarks of Arkansas.  As you may know, last summer the Mississippi Valley had a very bad drought, and that can be seen from the … Continue reading

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American Historical Site- Old St. Louis Courthouse

St. Louis is a remarkably important city.  While we may not immediately think of it like that now here in the early 21st century (aside from the Cardinals of course) it was vastly important in the 19th century.  Situated as … Continue reading

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American Historic Sites – Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

The nineteenth century was an incredibly complicated period for the young United States. While the major points of our collective histories in this period are of course Slavery and the Civil War and Western Expansion a major portion of both … Continue reading

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Adirondack Park and Preserve- Reflections of the Day

The Adirondacks are a complicated place.  Scratch that the Adirondacks are an incredibly complicated place.  You see, while scenes like yesterday’s view from the top of Mt. Marcy are what we picture when talking about the Adirondacks only about 40% … Continue reading

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