Category Archives: This ‘n’ That

The Bears Ears and the “local” card

Napa and Point Reyes

The best part of publishing is the combination of people, places, ideas, and books that Mark Bailey and I get to experience with Torrey House Press. We hit the road to the north Bay Area last week and what amazement we found.

Thots and Shots

Kirsten and drove the A6 to Truckee and then on to Napa and Pt. Reyes leaving Saturday March 28 and back to Salt Lake the next Friday. Kirsten was meeting with our latest author, Sasha Paulsen for an editing session on Dancing on the Spider’s Web. Now back in SLC I notice that I did not take many photos and did not take any notes. Thinking about it I decided to combine this blog with my previous entries from THP Green Adventures and change the site title here to Notes and Shots. I will use it both as a travel and conservation journal in the  blog and a place to keep my best photos in the galleries.  That way I can feel more free to take notes and shots without thinking they need to be interesting and good enough for National Geographic.  Even though I will make the site…

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Rosette Nebula

Why go with woo when you can take in awe? When people engage with the beauty and wonder of the nature, openings emerge that can help us relate and to respond to its realities. Here’s a brilliant look at the night sky, the origins of us, from the dark skies of Torrey, Utah. Science is wowzy!

Mark Bailey Photography

Rosette Nebula, Torrey, 2/16/2015 Rosette Nebula, Torrey, 2/16/2015

This is my first deep sky object capture in a while and the first after modifying my camera to accept more red in the Ha wavelength. This cosmic rose is about 5,000 light years away near Orion in Monoceros. The red is nebula matter (hydrogen?) that is heated up by the hot stars in the center that formed from the same matter.

I tried to get this picture Sunday night but got blanked out by a strange, stuck cloud. A rare failure in the forecast by the amazing Mr. A. Danko at ClearDarkSky.com.  As part of the weird weather we are having (very weird, exactly as predicted by the global warming models), the jet stream is distorted and was blasting down with much turbulence in the upper atmosphere out of due north and created a standing lenticular cloud exactly in the way of where I…

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The Word Count Times

An exploration of the Digital Humanities

UPROXX

The Culture Of Now

Angles & Momentum

Indigenous Perspectives from the Rim, River & Road

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musing

a laid-back lit journal

Artists & Climate Change

Celebrating artists who explore the intersection of arts & climate change.

Dawn Wink: Dewdrops

Writing, Teaching, Language, Landscape, Life

Coyote Gulch

The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land -- Luna Leopold

Mark Bailey Photography

The Illuminated West

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