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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey Oct. 23, 2017

Unique ... … that is the term that the USFS is using to describe the prescribed burns that we are going to be choked out by this week … in fact it is already underway and they are going to be igniting them with full knowledge that the smoke will be coming down into the valleys and tens of thousands of human beings will be forced to breathe the horrible pollutants that they are putting into the air.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey Oct. 11, 2017

I was as undecided as I could be about what to send out tonight, so it was just open a folder, rapidly spin the wheel and click after it started cycling images in the folder and this is where I landed. It is a photo I took last December on a flight up to the peaks after a nice snowfall.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Oct. 3, 2017

After the last trip out to Watson lake on Friday I found a number of shots of Cormorants I took where the shots gave the appearance of an eyeless bird … closer examination shows that his head is rotated ninety degrees to the right … one eye down and one up.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Sept. 20, 2017

It has been a very good day beginning with an early AM flight up to Red Mountain to get some more shots of it … no matter how good you already have, the absolute perfection killer shot is just waiting to be taken so you go back and do it again.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Sept. 13, 2017

Green ... the color of life and summer … coupled with the mystical beauty that is Watson Lake.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Sept. 8, 2017

Yesterday’s image was of the eagle soaring overhead and tonight is the view he would have if soaring the gap between Long Canyon and Oak Creek Canyon.

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Sedona Pathways OurDaily Journey: Spet. 6, 2017

This Cormorant seems to have that look as he launches himself into flight, the teal colored eyes staring down the watery runway stretching out before him.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Aug. 30, 2017

There is beauty and there is life. We headed down to Watson Lake this afternoon, in and between, some fantastic monsoonal storms … after checking the weather radar apps we headed out on the lake, somewhat confident that we would be remaining between several large storms that were traversing the area.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Aug. 28, 2017

What do you see ... … an image comprising roughly 95% of Sedona and all its various enclaves, more than that though, I see a community of people living in a place of incredible beauty.

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Sedona Pathways, Our Daily Journey: Aug. 25, 2017

It seemed like it was Wednesday night, but it wasn’t and no I’m not cutting back again … still four nights a week.

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Sedona Pathways, Our Daily Journey: Aug. 18, 2017

What a difference … twenty four hours can make, I have been continually trying to not limp today as eight months of constant hip pain has conditioned me to do so, crutches dispensed with and a new sensation of not hurting as I walk … YES!!! I can handle that.

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Sedona Pathways, Our Daily Journey: Aug. 16, 2017

A few days ago I was enjoying watching One in full predator mode … nothing was safe!

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Aug. 11, 2017

I actually got six hours sleep last night and didn’t wake up till 7AM … quick cup of espresso and out the door for the airport and by 8AM I was rolling down R21 at Sedona Airport.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: July 28, 2017

Hidden … in plain view which pretty well tells the tale of Coal Mine Canyon … from the air the beauty is unparalleled and from the roads that go by it is barely noticeable.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey July 19, 2017

I found this image of the SF Peaks which I took last November as I was going through the portfolio tonight looking for an image that fit my mood.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: July 17, 2017

There is generally a meaning of finality with the term drawing a red line and with the USFS it is no exception. Instead of words they use aerial bombardment laying down redlines of fire retardant where they want to stop fire and not permit it to cross that line. I took this photo this morning and I was north of Hwy 69 looking to the SW, west of Mayer and the fire was the Goodwin Fire. You can see the redline laid down at the base and near the base of the mountains and some homes just on the non-fire side of the line that were saved from destruction by that red line of retardant … pretty cool stuff.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: July 13, 2017

I flew this morning, but this time there was a lot of water vapor in the sky, some smoke and some ozone so that by the time I got to 12,000’ the landscape was getting hazed out. Spent some time cruising around Kendrick peak as they have lifted the TFR which had a floor of 12,000’.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: July 11, 2017

Forever and … forever beyond that … a rainbow in the distance over the Painted Desert, low clouds embracing the NW faces of the San Francisco Peaks

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Sedona Pathways, Our Daily Journey: June 27, 2017

TBO … also known as time between overhaul and it appears that this crow is just about at the limit with missing barbules in his feather structure structure …

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Sedona Pathways, Our Daily Journey: June 21, 2017

I took this shot of Kendrick Mountain on October 1st of 2016 and it was a beautiful day to get the fall colors on the eastern slopes

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: June 9, 2017

A Zone Tail Hawk on the way home with a delicious meal securely in his talons.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: June 7, 2017

I love anything that flies and found this shot from earlier this year; a Ring Neck duck fully engaged his take off run.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: June 6, 2017

Learn how to fly ... … one of my favorite songs from the Fifth Dimension and I used it in a short video clip I put together this afternoon which includes a flight Jason and I took on Saturday and one I took on Sunday.

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Sedona Pathways: Our Daily Journey, May 31, 2017

I’m in the process of uploading some of my favorite composites to Getty iStock Photos and in the review process I came on this one which I did in May of 2013. 2013, was kind of a rough year; I lost my brother in January, early in May, Cork was put on Hospice Care and the day I took this shot we lost Q,, One’s predecessor and in November I lost Cork.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: May 23, 2017

Get a grip … on life … the beauty that is everywhere … and people who matter in your life.