A Vista in Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah
You are Always Welcome in
the Gardens of
Joshua Trees in the Mojave Desert West of Searchlight, Nevada
View into the Grand Canyon of Provence, France.
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If you are only popping in to see 'what's new,' use the current year's "Yearbook," a chronological listing of entries made this year located under Item A in the content lists below.
If you want to know something about the author and proprietor of this site, please go here for some serious bragging (added on 1 December 2012, a link to a magazine article about my family's coming to the USA).
Madrone trees above Sitting Bull Falls, New Mexico, this photo was one of a number of regional photos featured in the Carlsbad Current-Argus newspaper of October 15, 2011
A 2012 requiem for Sitting Bull Falls as it is pictured here:
SO VERY, VERY SAD! FOUND OUT TODAY THAT BECAUSE OF THE 2010 FIRE, THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE WILL NOT HAVE MATURE TREES AGAIN FOR SEVERAL HUMAN GENERATIONS!
But some of the Texas madrone trees will, apparently, come back contrary to what I was told when visiting the falls on 16 June 2012:
From the Lincoln National Forest website: "Many of the Texas Madrone trees died from the fire, and some are resprouting from the roots indicating the wildland fire was not as severe down by the water’s edge. Only one Texas Madrone tree has re-sprouted from the trunk and branches which just might make it the ‘grandfather tree” in the area one day."
To Navigate This Site You Need to Know Your ABCs:
A. YEARBOOKS Yearbooks for 2002 to the present year allow one to see what has most recently been added. One of the items to be added early in 2013 is page about my younger brother Alex, my last sibling, who died October 8, 2012.
B. PLACES --photo pages, with narrative describing my travels on three of the Earth's continents:
Go to Asia (Japan)
Go to First Western Europe Page (Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Slovakia)
Go to Second Western Europe Page (Spain, France, Andorra)
Go to North America: Greenland (from the air only)
GO TO THE U.S. and visit the States of:
C. (1) THOUGHTS including eulogies, essays and fiction, with
(2) BOOK REVIEWS and
(3) THEMATIC REVIEWS
The old "link-outline" is still here but not being maintained (all its listings are now part of A, B and C above).
The four home pages for the four websites I combined into one in the 1990s still exist, they serve as 'chapter headings' deeper in the site, but are no longer being added to, so there is no longer a link here: all their content has been moved onto A and B above.