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2010

My primary thought, as I look at all these images and remember the adventures they represent, is,
"Where did it all go, so fast?!" My memories are that I was JUST there, what, last weekend, wasn't I?

Then, up bubbles my utmost gratitude to the people who helped make so many of these possible, as they were taken either on First Saturday Photo Safari (FSPS) outings with friends from the local photography club, or during trips with other organizations and groups of friends. Each year, I realize more strongly that I need companions when I explore outdoors. Not only is there an element of safety added, but also--it surprises me--I seem to SEE more! If I'm leading an outing, I can't focus on more than what I'm doing, but for the FSPS days, we are all common adventurers, with equal opportunity to see something delightful, which leads to seeing things each one of us might not have seen otherwise.

The places shown here--Caribou, Cassia, and Power Counties, Kirkham Trailhead and other sites encircling Pocatello, the north side of Boise, Bruneau Dunes, McCammon, the Deep Creek Mountains, and a variety of locations along the Snake River, are all within Idaho. I must have been concentrating so hard on the books-on-tape that I played while I drove through Oregon to California and back in August that I didn't see any reason to stop. Well, and it was too hot to stop anyway...without air conditioning in my quarter-century-old vehicles, the only way to get across a state in our summer days is at a good clip with a window open!

Except, of course, on the long, slow, corrugated gravel roads of Harney and Lake Counties in eastern Oregon, where I joined a Karl Holte weekend trip with our Idaho Native Plant Society chapter, exploring the areas I had last roamed in the mid-1990's. We had to keep a quarter-mile at least between cars to keep from choking in the billowing, white dust. I did take some photos off the west side of Hart Mountain, but none turned out well enough to show here.

I wish I were able to "wrap" text around the photos here, and so keep up a running commentary, but no, that's not possible. So I've had to make do with perhaps more words than I might otherwise have provided under the images themselves. If you're using the "slideshow" function to see the images quickly, you'll miss everything I wrote, but I can certainly understand if you don't want to see ALL the details on ALL the images. As you might guess from the visual cues, the pictures here are more-or-less in order with regard to trips taken (at least twenty-one outings in all!), covering the year from February to November (apparently blizzards kept us sequestered indoors on the first Saturdays in both January and December!).

May you have an enormous measure of the warmth of enjoyment I've had in creating both these images and this display. With love and the best of wishes to you, I go now in peace; may you do likewise for at least the whole year ahead of us!

Ruth

To see the pictures larger, either click on the first photo and then go to the top right or bottom right
and do Next...Next... at your own speed, or for efficiency and no interruption by my rambling text, just let it do "slideshow."
Feel free to leave comments and questions at any point; it will get us talking!

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Moss on Shed Roof Edge
Gives a new meaning to 'Precious Stones'
Gives a new meaning to 'Precious Stones'
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t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f130335962.6F09sDcb.jpg Desert Evening-primrose
Desert Evening-primrose
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f130335967.Ykvxghdt.jpg Lighting the Dawn Chorus
Lighting the Dawn Chorus
Indian Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush
Black Hawthorn
Black Hawthorn
South from Kirkham Trailhead
South from Kirkham Trailhead
A Prickly Pear That's Soon to Bloom
A Prickly Pear That's Soon to Bloom
t3%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f125357870.fGkEF2LX.jpg Mertensia sp.
Mertensia sp.
Desert Paintbrush and Gray's Desert-parsley
Desert Paintbrush and Gray's Desert-parsley
View of Scout Mountain
View of Scout Mountain
Bonneville Range from Chinese Peak
Bonneville Range from Chinese Peak
Toward Mt. Putnam from Chinese Peak
Toward Mt. Putnam from Chinese Peak
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Birch on Hurricane Hill
Birch on Hurricane Hill
t3%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f125262865.4vUGaoSf.jpg Artemisia on the Rocks
Artemisia on the Rocks
Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy
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Rain on a Rail
Rain on a Rail
Fairy-bell
Fairy-bell
Rocky Mountain Maple, Deep Creek Mts.
Rocky Mountain Maple, Deep Creek Mts.
Northern end of Deep Creek Mountains
Northern end of Deep Creek Mountains
Colorado Blue Columbine
Colorado Blue Columbine
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f126604332.yLDpIcOe.jpg Deep Creek Peak
Deep Creek Peak
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f127758281.StDp97R5.jpg A Smoke-tinged August Sunset
A Smoke-tinged August Sunset
Morning's First Light
Morning's First Light
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f127758289.ZyTYilpN.jpg t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f127758290.cQDlA5XY.jpg Spent Wyethia, II
Spent Wyethia, II
Common Rabbitbrush
Common Rabbitbrush
Pelicans Flee
Pelicans Flee
Aster? Hoary Aster?
Aster? Hoary Aster?
South Putnam Mountain
South Putnam Mountain
Branches Dance on Fallen Pine
Branches Dance on Fallen Pine
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f128126447.JMI8CGJR.jpg Snake River from the Rim Trail
Snake River from the Rim Trail
Coyotes were singing, across the river
Coyotes were singing, across the river
Going With the Flow
Going With the Flow
Fern-bush and Juniper
Fern-bush and Juniper
Fern-bush leaves
Fern-bush leaves
Fern-bush Infructescence
Fern-bush Infructescence
Russian Olive Doing the Morning-Dance
Russian Olive Doing the Morning-Dance
Fruits of Woods's Wild Rose
Fruits of Woods's Wild Rose
A Snake River Sunset
A Snake River Sunset
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Clematis
Clematis
Northward from Castle Rocks
Northward from Castle Rocks
Virginia Creeper
Virginia Creeper
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f130333818.5xcOiaUu.jpg Colorado Blue Spruce
Colorado Blue Spruce
Blue Spruce Cones
Blue Spruce Cones
It's October...Let's Get the Yellow Out There!
It's October...Let's Get the Yellow Out There!
Forward, March!
Forward, March!
Coming to the Corner, Sheep Mountain
Coming to the Corner, Sheep Mountain
Cholla at the Top
Cholla at the Top
The Rock on Sheep Mountain
The Rock on Sheep Mountain
Great Basin Big Sagebrush
Great Basin Big Sagebrush
Travertine Spillway for Soda's Geyser
Travertine Spillway for Soda's Geyser
Some LIKE it Hot
Some LIKE it Hot
Geyser Terraces
Geyser Terraces
Pigeons Soaking Feet
Pigeons Soaking Feet
Eruption and Rainbow
Eruption and Rainbow
Geyser Outflow
Geyser Outflow
Geyser AND Outflow
Geyser AND Outflow
Harvested Oatfield, Wood Canyon
Harvested Oatfield, Wood Canyon
The Shadow Knows...
The Shadow Knows...
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f129100382.erBBQh4x.jpg t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f129100384.Mn66InzG.jpg Aspen Leaves
Aspen Leaves
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Autumn in Idaho
Autumn in Idaho
Our Light Slips Away
Our Light Slips Away
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f128889511.AQOrl62G.jpg Curly-cup Gumweed
Curly-cup Gumweed
It looks similar to Horseradish...and yes, it's a vertical cliff!
It looks similar to Horseradish...and yes, it's a vertical cliff!
Horseradish Lookalike and its Shadow
Horseradish Lookalike and its Shadow
Rocks in Garden Creek Gap
Rocks in Garden Creek Gap
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The Hill Where Our "I" Was
Maple Leaves
Maple Leaves
A Pile of Ash
A Pile of Ash
Between City and Cusick Creeks
Between City and Cusick Creeks
Toward Cusick Creek
Toward Cusick Creek
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Southeast from Pocatello's Western Hills
Southeast from Pocatello's Western Hills
Toward Kinport Peak
Toward Kinport Peak
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f130112706.serOytyI.jpg Last Rays on Portneuf Range
Last Rays on Portneuf Range
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