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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Florissant Tree

One last post from Florissant for Skywatch Friday, this time a non-fossilized tree. The spiral pattern down the bark means it was struck by lightning sometime in the past, a very common sight in this part of the world where thunderstorms can be a daily occurrence in the summer.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Petrified Trees

I've posted about the Florissant Fossil Beds in the past - it's one of the greatest fossil beds ever discovered. Here are a couple of petrified trees.
These are redwood trees, preserved in a volcanic eruption around 35 million years ago.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cloudy Atlanta Building

I know it's not a great shot, but here's a shot of a cloudy Atlanta building at night.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Nashville Parthenon Inside

Inside the recreation of the Parthenon in Nashville is an art museum where photos aren't allowed, and a large replica of the Athena Parthenos statue.
At her feet is a shield with a serpent.
Here's a close-up of her head.
Her right hand holds a statue of Nike (Victory).

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Trees And Blue Sky

Blue skies are a common sight where I live - the American Southwest is one of the sunniest places on the planet and the Front Range of Colorado shares in that lovely weather; the mountains shield us from most storms. I'm always happy to share these skies for Skywatch Friday!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Tennessee Parthenon

One of the attractions in the Nashville area is a full-sized recreation of the Parthenon.
While the original Parthenon was completed in 438 BC, this replica was completed in 1925.
It's definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. Next week I'll show you inside.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Taken in Charleston, South Carolina, 10/22/2016, for Skywatch Friday.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Black Forest Park

One of my favorite nearby places is Black Forest Regional Park.
It's 385 acres of rolling hills and forests.
Unfortunately it was scarred by a serious wildfire a couple of years ago (a fire which destroyed almost 500 homes and killed two people), but it's still a wonderful place to go for a walk with the dogs.
It's even got a couple of ponds.
I'm sure I'll be back many more times.
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