Nature in a Box: photos are grand, the real thing, grander

Gorgeous photographic images entertain and inspire us: some to see, others to go. Ansel Adams’ photos stir memories, excite the senses, and provoke curiosity. Or should. While photography is oftentimes a beautiful and faithful representation of a place, it should be a gateway drug to the real thing. There are glorious places, actually existing landscapes […]

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My Backstory

Welcome to my blog: Dispatches from Out West.  I live in Southwest Idaho. Years ago I operated a consulting service for local governments, Shepherd’s Crook Enterprises. This was my blog then – if you poke far enough back, you’ll see some of my posts from that time. I wrote then not only to inform, but […]

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