Posts Tagged ‘California’

Joshua Trees

Joshua Tree at Joshua Tree National Park

One of the strangest looking palnts in Joshua Tree National Park are the Joshua Trees that the park and town are named after. These trees aren’t even real trees, instead belonging to the lily family. I won’t bore you with words this time but will just put some images online.

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Contrails

Contrails near Palm Springs

Contrails (short for “condensation trails”) or vapour trails are visible trails of condensed water vapour made by the exhaust of aircraft engines. Pretty boring stuff for most of us but they sure do raise havoc when trying to pretend you are out in the wilderness, miles away from civilization. These beautiful images photographers make have […]

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Joshua Trees and Lizards

Joshua Tree at Joshua Tree National Park

I haven’t spent much time in Joshua Tree National Park for about 30 years. Having grown up in Pasadena (Los Angeles), Joshua Tree was often a quick escape from the smog and traffic of the City of Angels. You have to feel sorry for any angels that might still live there as every time I […]

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Interstate 5 and Safety in Numbers

Sky Valley, Southern California

What a trip. We just headed down to California for a well needed break. In our rush to get down to Sky Valley in sunny Southern California we drove most of the way on Interstate 5, the main connector between Northern Washington and Southern California. Driving I-5 is nothing out of the ordinary for most […]

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New toys on the way!

Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye

There have always been a few lenses that I thought I would never buy. This was for a number of reasons but generally due to extreme cost (Nikkor 600mm f4 at a cool $9,699.95 US: I’m still looking for a benefactor here) or total impractibility in the case of extreme wide angles. It’s amzing what […]

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Geese have the right idea!

Canada Geese heading south

I know most of my blog viewers live in climates that provide for sensable weather during the winter months. My stats tell me this. Well, up in the big Canadian north we have a real winter. I can’t complain as I live in the islands of British Columbia off Vancouver and Victoria but it still […]

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