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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: March 28, 2018

Rules … not an uncommon thing and even down at Bubbling Ponds there are a few rules, but apparently they do not apply to all who visit the area.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: March 26, 2018

I was going through all of the February photos making final deletions, adding keywords before committing to closure of the month and the filing of February 2018, when I came across a shoot I did while running the ridge from Humphreys Peak to Agassiz

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: March 21, 2018

Drenched … in color … and beauty as only an Iris can be.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: March 14, 2018

View of Sedona from a pull off on Upper Red Rock Loop Road which gives one of the classic and beautiful overviews of the Sedona area. It is easy to access, just turn east onto Upper Red Rock Loop Road at the High School and about a third of the way down there are a number of pull outs where you can get beautiful shots of the area.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Feb. 28, 2018

I have always loved the work of Ansel Adams … he took remarkable shots and then he converted them into his art through advanced techniques he employed in the dark room.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Feb. 20, 2018

I actually liked the first five shots in this series I shot of a Red Tail Hawk finishing his fresh, range fed, natural food field mouse better than this, but taking the sensitivities of some into account we’ll leave you with this one and a final view of our unwilling meal slipping down the throat of the hawk

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Sedona Pathways, Our Daily Journey: Feb. 17, 2018

A little bonus in case you are inclined to head to Snow Bowl this weekend

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Feb. 7, 2018

Ol' Blue Eyes … well they are more a turquoise color, but that wouldn’t fit the narrative, so here is a Cormorant I shot last summer on Watson Lake and one of my favorites.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Jan. 24, 2018

A few weeks ago I was at a friend’s shooting birds in his back yard and some Bluebirds came in for water.

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Sedona Pathways Out Daily Journey Jan. 16, 2017

With everything set, our Greenhead friend is cruising down the pond waiting for his sink rate to bring him into contact with the watery runway beneath his webbed feet

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Jan. 15, 2018

. Wildlife is my favorite subject when I am on the ground, so here is a Scrub Jay I shot whilst at Eric’s home for a visit last week

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Jan. 9, 2018

A good place to reflect and gather your thoughts away from the cacophony of life.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Jan. 2, 2018

I was sorely tempted to fly this afternoon when I went up to the airport, but the desire to not take a chance on screwing this thing up prevailed and instead, I removed the flight computer to send in to the factory for warranty work. This will ensure I do not fly for at least the next 10 days and by then I am quite sure I will be ready to go.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Dec. 29, 2017

2017 is on the way out and 2018 is about to make its appearance and methinks it shall be a very good year

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Dec. 19, 2017

With harbors, and while no harbors are present in this aerial shot of the northern part of Lake Pleasant on a rather windy day, there are lee sides of islands and promontories to provide shelter. And it appears a very large and ancient creature is throwing a large object, or is a creature attacking him … lots of possibilities.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Dec. 18, 2017

A good place to be whether it is refuge from a rough and stormy sea, a hangar when gale force winds are blowing and the sky is not a place to be, that quiet place inside when storm and turmoil fill your life … a place of refuge and healing … a place we can create for ourselves and be alone and ponder life.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Dec. 6, 2018

Every time I see examples of our military in action, I give thanks and am grateful that at least some of our tax dollars are very well spent.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 29, 2017

As promised, a shot from the outing at Watson Lake this afternoon.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 22, 2017

Beginning December 1st the Ladders area along the Verde River will be closed for approximately seven months in order to protect the breeding grounds for the Bald Eagle

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 15, 2017

Sunday morning I flew down to Prescott to shoot the lakes from the sky … because the lakes are within Class D airspace for Prescott Love Field I chose to stay above the very busy airspace and shot mostly above 8,000’, with ground level being a little over 5,000’.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 15, 2017

Two flights and two trips to Watson lake over the weekend … maybe another of each tomorrow.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 8, 2017

There are all manner of life forms that make up our neighborhood and a multitude of them have wings … like all creatures, some of them just do not want to get along with each other, enter one of the neighborhood’s gang of crows who doesn’t want to share the trees or sky with this Coopers Hawk … the crow made numerous passes and on a couple of them there was physical contact; in the end the hawk remained to hunt for dinner and perhaps the crow received a sharp beak on one of the passes and broke it off.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 1, 2017

I started shooting waterfowl when I was twelve and my Dad gave me my first shotgun, a Harrington Richardson, single shot .410 that took 2.5 inch shells and it was a folding gun with a relatively short barrel. I shot my first pheasant, duck and upland game with that gun.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Forest burn policies deserve another look

As the USFS continues its Prescribed Burns, I believe it is fair to question the sanity of their policies of using fire as a tool in managing the forests, or at the least the way they are executing these policies.

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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.