Category Archives: Nature

Chuck Hoekman: Traveling Man with a Camera

by Marilyn Noble Chuck Hoekman enjoys the wide-open highway. One time he drove his small sports car from Orlando to Alaska and back, a trip of twelve thousand miles in thirty days, and on another occasion, drove from Orlando to … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel Tip: Antelope Canyon

By Mike Koopsen The first time I entered a slot canyon, the stillness of it really surprised me, and the light bouncing off of the sandstone walls was unbelievable. There are quite a few slot canyons throughout the American Southwest, … Continue reading

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Friday Photo 5/29

A curious ground squirrel in Tucson, AZ. Photo by Jim Turner.

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What a difference a little rain can make!

by Marilyn Noble One summer several years ago, I spent a day kayaking on the Colorado River near Moab with John Weisheit, the Colorado Riverkeeper. It was a sunny, blue-sky day, and the Colorado was its customary greenish brown color … Continue reading

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Hitting the West Fork Trail

I have heard about, read about, and seen gorgeous photos of the famous West Fork Trail of Oak Creek near Sedona, Arizona, for years. Roger Naylor writes about it in his book Boots and Burgers, agreeing that though it can … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds, Spider Silk, and Web of Life Eggs, Part 2

A few weeks ago we published the first installment of Linda’s thoughtful and reflective take on the the connection between spider webs and hummingbirds. This is part two. And in a brief moment of self-promotion, we’d like to remind you … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

Wow, what a beautiful assortment of entries to choose from this week! While the rest of the country is anxiously awaiting spring and the melt of massive amounts of snow that have made winter miserable, those of us lucky enough … Continue reading

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To Build A Nest: Hummingbirds and Elasticity

(In honor of spider strands and tiny birds) “There is another World, but it is in this one.”  W.B. Yeats By Linda McKittrick (Reprinted with permission from Savor the Southwest.) Aunt Linda here on a very gusty March morning. Good thing … Continue reading

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Friday Photo 2/20

Sedona moonrise, photo by Tom White.

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Friday Photo 1/30

Full moon over Organ Pipe National Monument. Photo by Jim Turner.

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