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 Alaska 2004  Alaska 2008  Pearl Harbor  Hawaii 2007  Sedona  Sunsets
China 1979  Panama 1981
  
Land's End, Cabo San Lucas 
 Rainbow Bridge Ntl Monument  Sunflowers 
 
San Francisco      Kids June 14, 2009      Family July 8 2009

Sammy Hagar  Bliss   Nolan   Patience   PMG Sunset    Noelle

 

 

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Hula from Hawaii
Twenty Photos

More Hula

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Desert Cactus Blossoms
These cactus flowers open at night and then close as the morning sun shines on them.

Nine Photos

 


Above: The Grand Canyon as viewed from the North Rim Lodge was featured in the Arizona Republic Newspaper travel section, Sunday, October 25, 2009
North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
 

North Rim Grand Canyon
"The Road Less Traveled"

North Rim (33 photos)

The remoteness of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon makes it a special place.  Only about 10-18 miles separate the North and South Rims as the crow flies. There are two ways to get to the North Rim from the South Rim. Hike down and back out for a total of 23 miles or drive the 215 miles that separate the two rims.  Significantly fewer people visit the North Rim which is open only 6 months of the year due to snow fall at the 8500+ foot elevation.  The North Rim receives more precipitation and is cooler than the South Rim.  While on the road from Jacob Lake, we saw more than a dozen wild turkeys and numerous deer and bison.

Many of the named rock formations in the canyon are on the North side of the Colorado River, making them more prominent when seen from the North Rim.  For all these reasons, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is our preferred destination.
 

 

Monsoon Sunset
Tournament Players Club

Late-Summer fast-moving monsoon storms
result in great opportunities for beautiful sunsets.
The TPC golf course is a beautiful place and
adds to the beauty of a sunset.

Thanks to the TPC staff for allowing me access
to take these pictures.  Too bad I am not a golfer!

Sunset Photos (12 photos)

More Sunset Photos (30 photos)

More Sunset Photos (6 photos)


 

Colorado River and Lake Powell near Page, AZ

Page, AZ area photos (7 photos)


Recording star Kate Voegele

 


The band's guitars used during the concert

 


Singer/Songwriter Kate Voegele Lift Me Up Tour

Scottsdale, AZ concert-June 3, 2009
San Francisco, CA concert-June 8, 2009
Mesa, AZ concert-October 30, 2009

Kate Voegele's Scottsdale Concert (60 photos)

Kate Voegele's Meet and Greet at Scottsdale (60 photos)

Kate Voegele's San Francisco Concert (109 photos)

Kate Voegele's Mesa Concert (40 photos)

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Wedding Album HERE

 

View Patience and Jordan's Wedding Album
Patience (35 Photos)
More Patience (25 photos)

 
In Memory of Nolan Robert Murray
Born April 1, 2009-Died August 13, 2009
He will always be missed but he will never be forgotten
Nolan's Photos 1  2   3 


 

Chihuly: The Nature of Glass
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona


The outdoor installation of glass sculptures at the Desert Botanical Garden is a must see, in person.  Photographs of the inspiring designs don't tell the entire story of Dale Chihuly's remarkable work.  Chihuly, born in 1941, is an outstanding artist and probably the most influential artist in the area of blown glass.


Chihuly Glass (60 Photos)



Above: The Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse in the Beagle Channel near Ushuaia, Argentina was featured in the Arizona Republic Newspaper travel section, Sunday, May 24, 2009

 
 
South America and the Land at the End of the Earth

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Santiago, Valparaiso, and  Puerto Montt, Chile (21 photos)

 

Pio XI Glacier, Punta Arenas, Chile, and Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), Argentina (45 photos)

 

Cape Horn, Falkland Islands, and Montevideo, Uruguay (30 photos)

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina (39 photos)


US Navy Blue Angels

US Navy Blue Angels at Fleet Week

US Navy Blue Angels (59 photos)

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American Bald Eagle in Alaska
 
 

Alaska Adventure

Alaska (37 photos)

 
Our 49th State is a wonderland of beauty and wildlife.  Its grand-scale scenery includes some of the most remote areas that can only be viewed from a ship or by air.


Calving of Margerie Glacier in Alaska
Glacier Bay National Park
Margerie Glacier is one of the most beautiful glaciers in the park.  It is about one mile wide, with an ice face 250 feet above the water and 100 feet below the water surface.  The glacier is over 20 miles long and moves down hill about 2000 feet per year or about 6 feet per day.  As it nears the salt water of the ocean, it breaks off which is called calving.  We were very lucky to see several calvings during our visit which usually start with a big crack or bang.

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This 6 shot sequence happened in 3 seconds.



Sunset near Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale
Arizona Desert Sunsets

Sunsets (28 photos) 
 

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Monarch Butterfly Collection
 
Monarch Butterflies-Winged Beauty

This is a series of 32 photos of Monarch butterflies showing the first morning light as the Monarch's awake to their graceful flight and survival.  Butterflies have a relatively short life span. Some species take several generations to complete a migration. The photos in this series were taken over a six week period and required more than 30 hours of on-site photography at the butterfly pavilion.  Over 1700 photos were taken of these fast moving beauties to obtain the ones shown here. 

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Sunset at the 600ft "Cliffs of Moher", Ireland
 

Ireland

200 photos from our trip to Western Ireland. 

Don't miss the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Westport.
 


Land's End at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
 

Cabo San Lucas. 

Also see Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo

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