Visions of Arizona - The Grand Canyon State

Happy Father's Day. It's day 62 and the oil still gushes. Let's escape to the desert and the beauties of the Arizona landscape.  It took me hours to reduce hours of raw footage and images into this 10 minute presentation.   In this video you will see the Grand Canyon, Sedona, the Painted Desert, Page, the Navajo Nation and other wild places only visible in the different out of this world place called Arizona.

I think one day I'll settle there. There is no finer place.

Lighthouses - Slideshow

On day 60 of the oil spill, with no end in sight, I figure you can take your mind off the mess by enjoying some of my Lighthouse images taken in Florida, Georgia, and New England.  Looking forward to exploring some new lighthouses this summer along the Atlantic Coast. I hope the coast stays oil free. This is ridiculous.

Day 58: Enough Bullcrap....Just Plug the Friggin Well!

Folks, here's a view of one of the top ten beaches in the U.S.A., Cape Florida State Park. I took this image back in 1999.  Looks sweet doesn't it.  It still looks pretty good 11 years later.  But if that swill that has been spewing into the Gulf of Mexico makes its way into the Gulf Stream and ergo onto the east coast of the US,  this beach may end up covered in sludge. What a pity. This is the beach I grew up on. This is the beach of my youth. Of the 1970's.  Rediscovered post Andrew in the 1990's.

I pray to God that it stays pristine.  Enough talk folks. Fix it and clean it up. 58 days is much too long and it's clear that no one has a clue as to how to fix this. Pathetic!

Infrared Images of Maine


The Gulf of Mexico As First Seen by John Muir

How imperishable are all the impressions that ever vibrate one's life! We cannot forget anything. Memories may escape the action of will, may sleep a long time, but when stirred by the right influence, though that influence be light as a shadow, they flash into full stature and life with everything in place. For nineteen years my vision was bounded by forests, but to-day, emerging from a multitude of tropical plants, I beheld the Gulf of Mexico stretching away unbounded, except by the sky. What dreams and speculative matter for thought arose as I stood on the strand, gazing out on the burnished, treeless plain!
-- John Muir, A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf
We so need John Muir today.  The government and the oil companies are killing the Gulf through carelessness and greed.   I pray this scene won't be tarnished with oil. Taken at the Gulf Pier, Fort de Soto, Tierra Verde, Florida.