March 23, 2018

WYOMING: The Grand Prismatic Spring in the Midway Geyser Basin - Yellowstone N.P.

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Grand Prismatic Spring at sunset, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park


Grand Prismatic Spring

The Grand Prismatic Spring of Yellowstone National Park showing steam rising from hot and sterile deep azure blue water (owing to the light absorbing overtone of an OH stretch which is shifted to 698 nm by hydrogen bonding) in the center surrounded by huge mats of brilliant orange algae and bacteria. The color of which is due to the ratio of chlorophyll to carotenoid molecules produced by the organisms. During summertime the chlorophyll content of the organisms is low and thus the mats appear orange, red, or yellow. However during the winter, the mats are usually dark green, because sunlight is more scarce and the microbes produce more chlorophyll to compensate, thereby masking the carotenoid colors.


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Joni Mitchell - Coyote "Hejira" (jazz)


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March 17, 2018

ARIZONA: Symbol of the Southwest - Saguaro N.P.

Welcome to Saguaro National Park


Saguaro Cacti - Kitt Peak National Observatory is in the background, Tucson, Arizona


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René Thomas
René Thomas - Ruby, my dear "Guitar Groove" (jazz)

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March 11, 2018

ARIZONA: Houseboats In Lake Powell - AZ/UT

Lake Powell Houseboating


Authentic majesty of our most beloved lake - Lake Powell Sunset, Arizona/Utah


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Jimmy Raney Quintet 
Featuring Bob Brookmeyer
Jimmy Raney Quintet Featuring Bob Brookmeyer
- Up In Quincy's Room 
"Jimmy Raney In Three Atitudes" (jazz)

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March 4, 2018

NAVAJO NATION: Rabbit in the Moon - O-M.V.

Monument Valley buttes:
Sunset over
Brighams Tomb
King on his throne 
Stagecoach 
Bear and Rabbit 
Castle rock 
and 
The Moon


In the faint moonlight, the Rabbit is singing, Oljato-Monument Valley, Navajo Nation, AZ/UT


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Moon rabbit

The moon rabbit in folklore is a rabbit that lives on the Moon, based on pareidolia that identifies the markings of the Moon as a rabbit. The folklore originated in China. Then the story spread to other cultures, prominently in Asian folklore and Aztec mythology. In East Asia, it is seen pounding with a mortar and pestle, but the contents of the mortar differ among Chinese, Japanese, and Korean folklore. In Chinese folklore, it is often portrayed as a companion of the Moon goddess Chang'e, constantly pounding the elixir of life for her; but in Japanese and Korean versions, it is pounding the ingredients for rice cake. In some Chinese versions the rabbit pounds medicine for the mortals.


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J R Monterose
J R Monterose - I Should Care 
"J R Monterose IN ACTION, 
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