Tag Archives: Nature

Yellowstone’s Hydrothermal Beauty

September 9th, 2020 Yesterday we came face to face with some fantastic beasts of Yellowstone and the Teton Range. Today we’re getting up close to living, breathing Planet Earth. Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the U.S. and the site of explosive volcanic activity over millions of years. The last apocalyptic eruption here occurred 640,000 years ago. The area

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A Sunday Bouquet

September 6th, 2020 After yesterday’s virtual jaunt around London, I have flowers for you today. It’s a holiday weekend here in the U.S., with many people taking the day off tomorrow for Labor Day. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the holiday “is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.” Labor Day seems especially important this

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Repost of the Day: The Old Trees of Alishan, Taiwan

Alishan National Park

August 18th, 2020 Today we’re in Alishan National Forest for a walk among giants in this repost from December, 2013. More tomorrow, Kelly Repost of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home. *** It’s

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Repost of the Day: Solo Hike on the Abel Tasman Coast Trail

August 12th, 2020 After yesterday’s arid and mountainous landscapes, today I’m reposting a story about my five-day hike along the lush coastline of Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand. This park is at the north end of the South Island, accessible from Nelson, which I had reached by bus after ferrying from Wellington to Picton. Before that, I journeyed

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