Images from a visit to Mount Rushmore National Monument, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, on Flag Day, 14 June 2021. Presidents (left-to-right): George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Executed by sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, beginning in October 1927 and completed by his son, Lincoln, in October 1941.
Jun 14 2021
Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota
Jun 11 2021
We travelled through Ovid, Idaho on our way to Montpelier on U.S. Route 89, on 11 June 2021. It was a stop on the Oregon Trail.
Jun 10 2021
Thomas Canyon in the Ruby Mountains, Nevada
Thomas Canyon in the Ruby Mountains, near Spring Creeek, Nevada on 9 and 10 June 2021. It is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It was sunny, windy, and relatively warm when we arrived, but there were snow pellets on our tent when we woke up the following morning.
Jun 09 2021
Snowmelt [Sarcodes sanguinea] found at Emerald Bay State Park and South Lake Tahoe, California on 8 and 9 June 2021. It’s a member of the Indian Pipe (Monotropaceae) family and “is the only mycotrophic wildflower in the heath (Ericaceae) that is not a ghostly white color or various shades of reddish to purplish brown,” according to the U.S. Forest Service
USDA Plants Listing: Sarcodes sanguinea
Jun 03 2021
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 3 June 2021. The Grand Canyon Railway was taken from Williams to visit the South Rim of the park.
Jun 01 2021
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Images from a visit to Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona on 1 June 2021.
May 30 2021
El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico
El Malpais National Monument, near Grants, New Mexico on 30 May 2021, part of the National Park system of the United States. Two areas were visited: La Ventana Arch and the Sandstone Bluffs. There wasn’t time to go to the volcano flows.
May 30 2021
Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico
Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque, New Mexico on 30 May 2021, part of the National Park system of the United States. Rock carvings made by indigenous peoples and early settlers over 400-700 years ago.
May 29 2021
Richardson’s Geranium [Geranium richardsonii] seen at in the Lama community, New Mexico on 29 May 2021. It’s a member of the Geranium (Geraniaceae) family. National Wildlife Federation’s Wildflowers of North America page 260, states it is found Spring through Fall in woods and moist mountain meadows.
USDA Plants Listing: Geranium richardsonii
May 28 2021
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, New Mexico
Along our travels on U.S. Route 64 on 28 May 2021 in New Mexico: the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge over the Rio Grande river.