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Steep, Colorful, Wet, Mossy, Granite Cliffs

Here are some exquisite examples of this granite, moss-covered and tree-lined cliff at Rudyerd Bay  near Ketchikan.  Most of the world’s fjords (i.e. Norway), which are glacier-formed narrow inlets with steep cliffs, are found in only a handful of countries and some of … Continue reading

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Rust Colored

While several of us were lined up to board a smaller boat for an adventure into the Misty Fjords National Monument, the morning sun and reflection of this this dock wall caught my eye.  We knew, waking up to clear blue skies … Continue reading

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Celebrating Easter with Christmas Colors

In our front yard is the photinia fraseri, an evergreen shrub commonly called red tip or red top (particularly in the South where it has been frequently planted). This shrub celebrates spring with bronze red to bright red new leaves that emerge … Continue reading

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Air Balloons

pockets of air contained in ice

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Frozen Volcanic Eruption

magma lava forms below the crust…. the rising fire gets injected into the cracks… eruption aftermath…

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Prudential

“Own a Piece of the Rock” Don’t own the insurance, but did find some interesting facts: 1) 1876 – the company hires the first female life insurance agent, Julia Babbitt;  2) 1959 – in Boston, ground is broken for the … Continue reading

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Tectonic Shift

A plateful of ice cracks and shifts ever so slightly.

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Layer Cake

Even better – an ice castle layer cake!

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Dirty Ice or Icy Dirt

More tiny ice crystals…

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Stalactites

Getting down in the frozen dirt with the macro lens to capture these tiny half-inch “stalactitites”.  Stalactites begin with a single mineral-laden drop of water that travels through rock until it reaches an edge and drips down.  Same goes for frozen … Continue reading

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