One Word Photo Challenge: Wildfire

This photo was taken on my second trip to Grand Teton National Park. After four months of travel I couldn’t wait to see those shooting peaks that changed my geographic focus. But when I got there I could barely see them from the smoke of a wildfire. I was so disappointed but the colors of sunset brightened my outlook. Without the smoke this sunset would have been much different.

9.10.15 wildfire 9:00 PM, Mountain Time

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9:40 PM, Mountain Time

 

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For the Love of Geography: Arêtes

We continue our study on mountain glacial landforms with the arête.

An arête is formed by two glaciers scouring away rock on two sides of a mountain. The result is a thin ridge of rock which separates two U-Shaped valleys. Weathering further erodes the rock thus shaping and sharpening the feature. Arêtes can also be formed when two cirques erode.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

My first thought when I saw the weekly challenge as grand was the grandest of all…the Grand Canyon.

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Here are a few more “grands” for your viewing pleasure

 

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Travel Theme: Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke…

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…and mirrors

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Smoke and Mirrored Reflections

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Photos taken at Grand Teton National Park and downtown New Orleans

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Refreshment

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.
John Muir – The Yosemite

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Photo taken at Hidden Falls, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming