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I Grew Up on a Farm in Virginia

Monday’s Rewind Foreword – This is the first in a series of posts that I originally posted in early 2014. These are stories about my growing up in Virginia on a farm. It will cover roughly 20 years–maybe more. I … Continue reading

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Tamron Tele-Macro Lens – Part 2

Quite frankly, I was so interested in getting a good telephoto lens, I essentially overlooked the macro features of the Tamron 70-300 Telephoto/Macro lens. On my almost daily walk around the yard, I discovered a small (less than an inch … Continue reading

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An Affordable Telephoto

Photo of the Week In preparation for a trip this summer, I was looking for an affordable telephoto lens that would deliver acceptable, if not better quality for my Nikon. I selected the Tamron 70-300. Priced less than $200 it … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon – of the Yellowstone

Photo of the week Travel is one of the best teachers. Until this summer, I assumed there was only one “Grand Canyon.” There are spectacular views into the river-cut gorge of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, not far from … Continue reading

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One Word Sunday Challenge: Horizon

One Word Sunday Challenge: Horizon Looks like I am late to the party, but in response to Debbie (at Travel With Intent) has issued the “One Word Sunday Challenge”–Horizon.  I could not pass up this opportunity to share my favorite … Continue reading

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Mystery Monolith

Photo of the Week – Mystery Monolith I snapped a photo of this impressive unidentified red stone monolith as we cruised along–I believe–I 70 approaching US 89 in Utah. Judging from the sequence in photos, it could have been along … Continue reading

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Through

Debbie Smyth at Travel With Intent posted the One Word Challenge: “Through” for this week. Below is my offering.

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