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Grasses and flowers blooming in the Arava extreme desert

Desert Blooms

Photo gallery. 2013 was a rainy year for the otherwise water-thirsty Arava Valley, Israel. Seeds that laid dormant for years, some from northern regions, sprouted and bloomed, creating spectacular colorful niches in the otherwise parched land.

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Trees with snowy mountains

Snowy Edom Mountains

Photo gallery. Edom Mountains snow. It actually snowed on the Jordanian Edom Mountains in Jordan the year of 2013, resulting in amazing views of snowy peaks in sheer desert, as viewed from the Israeli Arava Valley.

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Little House by the Pond

A small wooden house by a quaint Maine pond became my home away from home, Maine. Swimming, kayaking, sailing, picking blueberries and preparing for my upcoming sola camping trip in the north, I received the best possible hospitality and started to get acquianted with the natural beauty of the northeast.

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A Warm Welcome to a Cold Country, Campobello Island

The exciting ordeal of crossing from the land of stars and stripes to that of the maple leaf, from the toughness of border police to the warmth of an island home. My one and only cherished couchsurfing experience, and strong Canadian ladies. Welcome to Campobello Island!

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So much happened here - Lobster Cove Lighthouse, NFL

Lobster Cove Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Lighthouse – life lived on the edge of sea and land, rich in tradition but also in the unexpected. A spirit of generosity and hospitality manifests in a kitchen party thrown by the park authorities. A walk around lighhouse reveals the amazing geology and ecology of the island.

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Tundra trees send roots for anchor, The Tablelands, NFL

Earth’s Mantle is Here – The Tablelands

The Tablelands, Gros Morne – where Earth’s mantle is exposed. Primeval ,lunar landscapes. Plants accumulate toxic metals, mighty trees turn to crawling bushes, predatory plants get nutrients from insects. A highly recommended tour plus independent strolling.

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Drying my tent at a municiapl gazebo at Port Aux Baskques, NFL

Codroy Natural Reserve and Leaving Newfoundland

Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve – Leaving Newfoundland in the rain, I stopped en route at this fabulous riparian bird conservacy. I gave the Atlantic a farewell visit and dried my tent in a gazebu downtown Port Aux Bosques, as I was waiting for the Marine Atlantic.

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Enjoying a perfect morning at Charlotte's Legendary, NE Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Mount Desert Island

Sampling Mount Desert Island beaches: an enchanting evening walk on Hadley’s Point and a seaside bonfire with a friendly couple, a stroll along Southwest Harbor’s waterfront, dipping my toes at Seal Cove and a drive along the scenic Sargeant Road . In all, a great place for leisure, sun, sky and water,

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Lake Champlain on way to Isle La Motte

Cruising Through Big Time – La Motte

Isle La Motte – Extraordinary beauty and wildlife. The oldest fossilized reef in the world at Goodsell Ridge Preserve. Site is also features: WTT – Walk Through Time: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? Another site of interest: St. Anne’s shrine, a religious historical monument.

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Rock, sky and water in a Fisk Quarry Pond, La Motte

La Motte Revisited – Fossils and Serendipity

Fisk Quarry Preserve, La Motte VT. An extraordinary chain of events led me from a quarry turned nature preserve, featuring the oldest fossilized reef, to the house of the people who fought to ascertain this is protected and safeguarded for future generations. Also an art barn and a pizza dinner in a home atmosphere.

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Grasses and flowers blooming in the Arava extreme desert

Desert Blooms

Photo gallery. 2013 was a rainy year for the otherwise water-thirsty Arava Valley, Israel. Seeds that laid dormant for years, some from northern regions, sprouted and bloomed, creating spectacular colorful niches in the otherwise parched land.

Read More »
Trees with snowy mountains

Snowy Edom Mountains

Photo gallery. Edom Mountains snow. It actually snowed on the Jordanian Edom Mountains in Jordan the year of 2013, resulting in amazing views of snowy peaks in sheer desert, as viewed from the Israeli Arava Valley.

Read More »

Little House by the Pond

A small wooden house by a quaint Maine pond became my home away from home, Maine. Swimming, kayaking, sailing, picking blueberries and preparing for my upcoming sola camping trip in the north, I received the best possible hospitality and started to get acquianted with the natural beauty of the northeast.

Read More »

A Warm Welcome to a Cold Country, Campobello Island

The exciting ordeal of crossing from the land of stars and stripes to that of the maple leaf, from the toughness of border police to the warmth of an island home. My one and only cherished couchsurfing experience, and strong Canadian ladies. Welcome to Campobello Island!

Read More »
So much happened here - Lobster Cove Lighthouse, NFL

Lobster Cove Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Lighthouse – life lived on the edge of sea and land, rich in tradition but also in the unexpected. A spirit of generosity and hospitality manifests in a kitchen party thrown by the park authorities. A walk around lighhouse reveals the amazing geology and ecology of the island.

Read More »
Tundra trees send roots for anchor, The Tablelands, NFL

Earth’s Mantle is Here – The Tablelands

The Tablelands, Gros Morne – where Earth’s mantle is exposed. Primeval ,lunar landscapes. Plants accumulate toxic metals, mighty trees turn to crawling bushes, predatory plants get nutrients from insects. A highly recommended tour plus independent strolling.

Read More »
Drying my tent at a municiapl gazebo at Port Aux Baskques, NFL

Codroy Natural Reserve and Leaving Newfoundland

Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve – Leaving Newfoundland in the rain, I stopped en route at this fabulous riparian bird conservacy. I gave the Atlantic a farewell visit and dried my tent in a gazebu downtown Port Aux Bosques, as I was waiting for the Marine Atlantic.

Read More »
Enjoying a perfect morning at Charlotte's Legendary, NE Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Mount Desert Island

Sampling Mount Desert Island beaches: an enchanting evening walk on Hadley’s Point and a seaside bonfire with a friendly couple, a stroll along Southwest Harbor’s waterfront, dipping my toes at Seal Cove and a drive along the scenic Sargeant Road . In all, a great place for leisure, sun, sky and water,

Read More »
Lake Champlain on way to Isle La Motte

Cruising Through Big Time – La Motte

Isle La Motte – Extraordinary beauty and wildlife. The oldest fossilized reef in the world at Goodsell Ridge Preserve. Site is also features: WTT – Walk Through Time: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? Another site of interest: St. Anne’s shrine, a religious historical monument.

Read More »
Rock, sky and water in a Fisk Quarry Pond, La Motte

La Motte Revisited – Fossils and Serendipity

Fisk Quarry Preserve, La Motte VT. An extraordinary chain of events led me from a quarry turned nature preserve, featuring the oldest fossilized reef, to the house of the people who fought to ascertain this is protected and safeguarded for future generations. Also an art barn and a pizza dinner in a home atmosphere.

Read More »
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