Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Monsters of Navajoland

Native Americans have lived alongside fossils and tracks left by extinct creatures for far longer than paleontologists have known about wooly mammoths, cave bears and dinosaurs. I had always wondered what native people thought about huge bones and giant footprints, … Continue reading

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Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: Virginia!

In the past six years, my dogs and I have seen a lot of this country. I take a lot of photos when I travel and my favorites are usually the shots with my border collie mixes Bowie and Dio … Continue reading

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On the Road, Again: Southern New Mexico Loop

Road tripping doesn’t always mean lighting out for a distant coast. Regional road trips never get as much credit as they should. You can see a lot in a one or two day loop around your home state! On Friday, … Continue reading

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Cedarvale Ghost School

Frequent readers know I love photographing¬†ruins, large and small. Abandoned places don’t usually give me the creeps, but the remains of the Cedarvale Schoolhouse in Cedarvale, New Mexico might be an exception. The Cedarvale School was built in 1917 and … Continue reading

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Xmas 2011: Photos For Friends

I’ve had a long standing policy against buying friends and family things for Christmas. Most people already have more than enough stuff. I’d rather make a point to share experiences during the year and then send them photographs for Christmas. … Continue reading

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Travels in Geology: Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

Somebody recently commented on one of my posts: Thank god some bloggers can write! Why thank you! I am a professional. The Blonde Coyote is just for fun, but I do make my living as a freelance writer. I’m a … Continue reading

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A Peruvian Thanksgiving

Speaking of ruins, I was trying to remember what I did for Thanksgiving dinner last year and looking at my 2010 calendar, now I see why I couldn’t recall: last year on November 25th I was in Peru, fresh off … Continue reading

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Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula!

In the past six years, my dogs and I have seen a lot of this country. I take a lot of photos when I travel and my favorites are usually the shots with my border collie mixes Bowie and Dio … Continue reading

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Wilding Horses: Revisited

It figures that right after I write about trying to avoid the herd of feral horses that they’d show up on my doorstep. Yesterday as I was working on some edits for my latest batch of stories for EARTH magazine, … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy of Ravens

Today felt like the first day of winter. On my evening hike, up Mesa Viento, I dug my hat and gloves out of my pack for the first time since leaving Maine. As I sat on the southern edge of … Continue reading

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