New Pictures

Grand Canyon shrouded in clouds.
Silly me, on a trip between Christmas and New Years, I thought I was going to get technicolor photos of the Grand Canyon.
Some gentian varieties can be made into medicines.
Some gentian varieties can be made into medicines.
Foxglove can be a medicine (digitalis) or a poison.
Foxglove can be a medicine (digitalis) or a poison.
This water cabbage floated in Soldier's Creek on the Wood Reserve at Fort Robinson -- about 1978 or so.
This water cabbage floated in Soldier’s Creek on the Wood Reserve at Fort Robinson — about 1978 or so.
My friend Daryl just sent me this photo of Hermione, who died last October.  Ain't she pretty?
My friend Daryl just sent me this photo of Hermione, who died last October. Ain’t she pretty?
An opportunistic animal, this grazing moose was captured along a roadside in Alaska.
An opportunistic animal, this grazing moose was captured along a roadside in Alaska.
Temperature below zero; stiff breeze. Time to think beaches.
Temperature below zero; stiff breeze. Time to think beaches.
This bison bull lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Photo about 2007 or 2008.
This bison bull lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Photo about 2007 or 2008.
Middle Loup River, spring 1981, in a drizzle
Middle Loup River, spring 1981, in a drizzle
This must have been shot at Fort Robinson in summer. Maybe 1977 or '78.
This must have been shot at Fort Robinson in summer. Maybe 1977 or ’78.
This one must have been taken in 2006 the day of winter solstice along Nebraska Highway 92
This one must have been taken in 2006 the day of winter solstice along Nebraska Highway 92

 

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  1. Just beautiful. The winding curves of a river mean so much to me. I grew up in Stirling Scotland where the River Forth dances through the countryside like this.
    I think it shows how water and the land interplay to create what we call a river, and how water always finds a way to the Sea, and how a river is a live constantly changing phenomenon.
    I love this. Thank you for sharing it


    1. I, too, love the way a river, left to its own devices, meanders all over the place. As you may know, most of our major rivers have been channelized to remove the meanders and it gives me great pleasure to learn as I did years ago that the Missouri (and probably all the channelized streams) keeps breaking out of the Corps of Engineers boundaries. When it can’t cut through the channelization structures, it tunnels under and pops up outside the prescribed boundaries. And we think we have dominion.

      Oh, and by the way, one branch of my family came from Scotland–Combosnathen, I’m told. I don’t even know if that’s a county, city, province . . . some political subdivision apparently. I understand that my great-great-great-grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Smith/Smythe, was Presbyterian minister there.

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