On Top Of The World   Leave a comment

New-born lamb at Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Andriana Puchany. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 10/22/14.

New-born lamb at Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Andriana Puchany. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 10/22/14.

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Yosemite National Park

National Park Service: Yosemite National Park

Sunrise On The Tetons   1 comment

The Teton Range glow orange after a fresh coat of snow. Robert Buman captured this gorgeous photo just before sunrise at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 10/21/14.

The Teton Range glow orange after a fresh coat of snow. Robert Buman captured this gorgeous photo just before sunrise at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 10/21/14.

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Grand Teton National Park

National Park Service: Grand Teton National Park

 

Posted October 23, 2014 by henrymowry in National Parks

Camp Curry, 1920   Leave a comment

May 1920. Yosemite National Park. "Prize Cup, Fourth Annual AAA Economy Run, Los Angeles to Camp Curry." An early test of fuel efficiency sponsored by Standard Oil of California. Originally from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana, acquired and scanned by Shorpy Historical Photos.

May 1920. Yosemite National Park. “Prize Cup, Fourth Annual AAA Economy Run, Los Angeles to Camp Curry.” An early test of fuel efficiency sponsored by Standard Oil of California. Originally from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana, acquired and scanned by Shorpy Historical Photos.

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Shorpy Historical Photos: L.A. To Yosemite: 1920

Posted October 22, 2014 by henrymowry in California

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260 Miles Of Trails   Leave a comment

Mount Rainier National Park has 260 miles of maintained trails. How else could you see all of this beauty? Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 10/20/14.

Mount Rainier National Park has 260 miles of maintained trails. How else could you see all of this beauty? Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 10/20/14.

Playing with Channel Island Foxes!   Leave a comment

henrymowry:

Great photos of the very rare Island Foxes. Enjoy!

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Oh my! Somedays are just OH my days. I have seen about five foxes in my life, in Alaska, Canada, Wyoming and The Holler. I was on Santa Cruz Island before and saw the Channel Island foxes, a very unusual species that live only on the Channel Islands, no where else in the world, but I wasn’t really taking photos then. So back I went to see them again and try and get their photos. We hiked all over stunning Santa Cruz Island, and I firmly believe that since I was seeking, I didn’t find. It was an hour until the boat left and I had already been waiting in the place I had seen them before for about an hour. Silent, still, waiting. When, at last, the first fox came out. She scuttled along this open but submerged ditch that I am guessing she built that led from her…

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Posted October 20, 2014 by henrymowry in National Parks, Photography

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Fordson Tractor   Leave a comment

Sept. 26, 1921. Fordson was a brand of tractors developed by Henry Ford using the same technology as the Model T. A photo in the Washington Star identifies this young lady as "Miss Myrtle Lewton of Takoma, Md., Golden Eagle Girl Scout who received her decoration from the Queen of Belgium." National Photo Company glass negative, from Shorpy Historical Photos.

Sept. 26, 1921. Fordson was a brand of tractors developed by Henry Ford using the same technology as the Model T. A photo in the Washington Star identifies this young lady as “Miss Myrtle Lewton of Takoma, Md., Golden Eagle Girl Scout who received her decoration from the Queen of Belgium.” National Photo Company glass negative, from Shorpy Historical Photos.

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Wikipedia: Fordson Tractor

Shorpy: Golden Eagle 1921

Posted October 20, 2014 by henrymowry in Photography

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Cheese Boards … Or What Do You Think They Are?   2 comments

Handcrafted ByI freaked out last weekend after selling several cheese boards … and I had to make more for our next big event.

Well, I call them cheese boards. You may think they’re perfect cutting boards for your small kitchen, RV, for cutting a sandwich, or whatever. To each his own. I’ll keep making them as long as people like them!

Today, Mrs. M’s Handmade is at the Thousand Oaks Street Fair. Come see us … and you’ll get to see these boards, up close and personal.

I’m working with some new woods here … and trying some new techniques in the shop, too. Please share your thoughts; would love to hear what you think of these new boards.

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The Monolith   2 comments

The monolith under a colorful sky, reflected onto the granite uplift that is Half Dome. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 10/17/14.

The monolith under a colorful sky, reflected onto the granite uplift that is Half Dome. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 10/17/14.

Half Dome. Yosemite National Park. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 10/17/14.

Half Dome. Yosemite National Park. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 10/17/14.

The Beauty Of Fall   1 comment

I Must Go To Whiskeytown   Leave a comment

Beauty found in tragedy:

While no one really knows the origin of the Whiskeytown name, local folklore tells of a miner by the name of Billie Peterson who had a mishap in the 1850’s. While hauling supplies back to his mine, the pack on his mule’s back came loose and a whiskey barrel went tumbling down the hillside, breaking on the rocks below and spilling its contents into the creek. From this christening came the name Whiskey Creek, and the small settlement that established itself next to the waterway became known as Whiskeytown.

Known for the sapphire-blue waters of its lake, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in Northern California has more to offer visitors. This 39,000-acre recreation area is also home to pristine mountains, 70 miles of hiking trails and stunning waterfalls — like Boulder Creek Falls pictured here. Photo by Jesse Barden. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 10/14/14.

Known for the sapphire-blue waters of its lake, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in Northern California has more to offer visitors. This 39,000-acre recreation area is also home to pristine mountains, 70 miles of hiking trails and stunning waterfalls — like Boulder Creek Falls pictured here. Photo by Jesse Barden. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 10/14/14.

I admit it: I’m a sucker for a star filter. But the photograph is spectacular, yes?

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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Whiskeytown Marinas

 

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