Southern Latitudes: Key West

“Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call…”

I’ve been around the world and back. No matter how far I wander, or all the amazing incredible things I see, no place quite holds the draw to my heart that Key West does. Maybe because its surrounded by water, haunted by spirits of pirates, and clothed in salty air. But it just feels like home.

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Secret Gardens: Bright White

Nature is amazing.

You can stand on the rim of the Grand Canyon and be absolutely mesmerized and blown away by the shear grandeur of it all. Massive, awe inspiring, almost unbelievable. Or, you can stroll through a garden in springtime. quiet, simple, small. The rebirth of new life blooming all around you. Its a miracle almost equal in its mysticism to its splendor. Nature is amazing.

A few more shots from my springtime strolls, through beautiful gardens at the very peak of their perfection…

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Secret Gardens: Pretty In Pink

Spring is in the air! The whole world is awash with color and new life. With so much bursting beauty all around sometimes its hard to know where to look! Spring is a great time for gardens, picnics, and late afternoon strolls.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens, on the picturesque campus of Duke University is the perfect spring spot to enjoy nature in all its vibrant glory. A few images from my walks and wanderings in this springtime paradise.

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Under The Sea

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein

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There is a world of magic and wonder, just below the waves. A world worth and in desperate need of protecting. In the US and around the globe, groups are working hard to save these special places and the creatures that inhabit them. To learn more about what you can do to protect the seas please visit: www.surfrider.org

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Western Rises: Garden of the Gods

 

Geology is cool. I wish I had thought that when I was taking my core geology classes for my undergrad, and maybe I would have if instead of scratching pennies on tiny little hunks of granite, I had taken a visit here.

If you go to Colorado, and don’t expect to see mountains, then clearly you’ve never seen Cliffhanger ( if that’s the case, we’ve got bigger problems…) what you don’t generally expect to see are red rock spires, that would appear more at home in Zion or Canyonlands National Parks, then sitting adjacent to Colorado Springs, home to Ft. Carson, one of the largest Army bases in the country.

GardenSignThanks to the amazing powers of geological upheaval these Sandstone Conglomerate towers, offer recreation for the masses. Popular for trail running, hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding; wander the Garden on a busy summer day, and you may think you’ve landed in an outdoor Disney Land. Its not terribly far fetched to believe that this spot, was once deemed by an early surveyor as the perfect location for a beer garden. But thanks to the generosity of the Perkin’s family who purchased the land, and then later donated it to the city of Colorado Springs, this National Natural Landmark can be viewed and enjoyed by all, fee free.

Visible from the Garden 14,115 ft. Pike's Peak looms in the background
Visible from the Garden 14,115 ft. Pike’s Peak looms in the background

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