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N 83 B 7.6K C 23 E Sep 2, 2014 F May 4, 2015
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These bristlecone pines are just fascinating trees. They are the oldest living things on the planet. Some living up to 3000-5000 years old. It's often hard to tell if one is alive or dead, as it may just have one branch that still has a few pine needles on it, and dead ones can remain standing for many hundreds of years.

This was from last summer in one of America's least known, least visited national parks. Great Basin National Park, in Nevada. These trees only live in just about the harshest environment imaginable. They grow out of pure rock at en elevation 0f 8000-11,000 feet. This bristlecone grove was over 10,000 feet in elevation, which made hiking (and breathing) very challenging.

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N 47 B 4.2K C 45 E Oct 20, 2012 F Nov 6, 2012
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I love autumn! I didn't think it would really feel like autumn down in Florida, but it does. The air is heavy. The early mornings are cool and crisp. The ground is covered in dew and steaming. There is a bit of fog in the air in the mornings and evenings. I've missed those fall mornings.

I found this live oak tree in Homosassa Springs.

Should have posted this last week for Halloween. I just love the creepy, twisted shapes of these trees. This was a foggy morning, just as the sun started breaking through.

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I can't believe it's election day already. It feels like only about......... 900 DAYS that we've been hearing political crap before the election!!! Time to go cast my vote for Ralph Nader.

This election campaign has given me an idea for my photography. Rather than try to make my photos better, I just need to start saying nasty, horrible things about all the other photographers I know. Then nobody will want to look at their photos. I will be the most popular photographer out there!

I'm Mike Jones and I approve this message.

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N 78 B 4.8K C 30 E Feb 26, 2006 F Nov 22, 2006
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This is the most amazing fig tree I have ever seen. It was in Sarasota, Florida.

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N 23 B 6.0K C 54 E Aug 27, 2009 F Sep 1, 2009
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I've always been fascinated looking out airplane windows. From the first flight I ever took when I was about six years old to the flights I just took this week. I have never understood these people I sit next to on planes who quickly grab the window seat and then immediately close the blind and fall asleep for the entire flight. When I get the window seat, my face is glued to the window the entire time. I love the way clouds look from the top. They look like big mountains of cotton. Erupting volcanoes. Huge piles of snow... I can imagine so many different things in the shapes of the clouds. Or maybe that's just because of those funny cigarettes I smoked before boarding. They look so solid that I could almost jump out of the plane and land in them. That would probably be a bad idea though. The novelty of flying still hasn't worn off. Especially after driving back and fourth across this country several times and seeing just how big this country really is. Imagine telling someone a hundred years ago, as they tried to cross the country in a wagon, that you could get in a plane in California, look out the window at the tops of clouds drifting by, and five hours later you would be in New York... Amazing!

This was taken out the airplane window. The line down near the bottom is the beach. We were flying off of the gulf coast of Florida.

I have to apologize for being a really bad flickr contact this month. I've hardly had time to leave any comments. I'm still trying to find time to answer a whole stack of emails. Sorry if I owe you a response to an email. I'm not ignoring you, it's just been a crazy month. Between having no internet whatsoever for an entire week on the houseboat trip, being in the middle of nowhere with a sloooooow connection, and now taking a spur of the moment flight to Florida to be with my family for my Grandmothers funeral. It's been a crazy month. I really do appreciate all of my flickr friends comments, friendship and support.

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N 76 B 7.1K C 82 E Oct 8, 2010 F Oct 12, 2010
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Here is another from Lower Antelope Canyon a few mornings ago. They had just re-opened the canyon when I got there. It had been closed for several days due to flooding from all the rain we had last week. Every time it rains up in the mountains a flash flood blasts through this place carrying with it, rocks and debris. It is those flash floods that carved this place.

The story that Lower Antelope Canyon is famous for happened about 12 years ago... A dozen or so tourists were down there. It was a clear sunny day. BUT... There was a thunderstorm up in the mountains. The Indians who run the place were telling the people that they had to get out because of the rain. The people did not want to leave because where they were was clear and sunny, so they didn't believe there was any danger. Well... Soon the flash flood pounded through the place and killed them all. All they found of them were a few scattered body parts.

I believe this ladder was just put there as an emergency escape route, just in case the place started flooding again. It's not usually there. Normally I hate having man-made elements in my landscape photos, but I really liked how the ladder gave this scale.

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