Daily Archives: July 1, 2015

Colorado plateau

Zion is near the edge of the Colorado Plateau, significantly cooler than the Mojave climate below. We had a nice day, about 80 degrees, low humidity. Zion has beautiful rock formations carved by the Virgin River. The first picture is … Continue reading

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Ecology of the transition zone at Zion

Another part of the ecology of the transition zone and the Colorado plateau are dwarfish oaks. I think these are Gamble oaks. They are not full size trees, but they form thickets. Like the cottonwoods, they more often reproduce vegatatively … Continue reading

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The joy of not owning

You are better off NOT owning things you do not use very often or things you might want for special purposes. For our trip in Las Vegas, Zion and Grand Canyon, we rented a convertible. This is of little use … Continue reading

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At home in the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon feels like home and it has since the first time I visited. I had a View Master when I was a kid and not very many many reels. Among them were a couple on the Grand Canyon. … Continue reading

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