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The American earth is a great and beautiful place.  We have always cared for it and protected it pretty well.  Until the last fifty years or so.

This blog is about the beauty of the American earth. I write essays about the most recent ecological and political news and juxtapose this with photographs of the natural world.

Every essay is full of many images of our beautiful earth that I hope will remind you what we are losing and what could still save.

I have been photographing National Parks and places that should have be National Parks for the past fifty years. But now the future of this great and beautiful place is becoming more and more uncertain.

You are free to copy any of the photographs in this blog and use them for yourself.

Below are some of my favorite wild and natural places in America.

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Northern Maine

Boat and dock on the Maine coast

Shrine Pass, near Copper Mountain Ski Area in Colorado

White Birch Trunks and red Maple leaves, along the Swift River in New Hampshire.

Bull Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

Gothic Valley near Telluride, Colorado

Arkansas River Winter, near Salida, Colorado

Bear Lake Autumn in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

Yankee Boy Basin near Ouray, Colorado
Misty Morning, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
Crystal River, near Aspen, Colorado
Aspens and Lake, Cataract Lake, Colorado
Dallas Divide near Telluride, Colorado
The Twin Sisters in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of Southern Colorado. I used to live in this spot. This picture was taken from my driveway.

Molas Lake near Durango, Colorado
Jenny Lake and Mt Teewinot in Teton National Park in Wyoming
Bull Moose near the Gross Ventre River in the Tetons
Deep blue pond in Glacier National Park
Autumn Leaves along the shore of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.
The trail to Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park.
St Marys Lake in Glacier National Park.
Dawn on a highway along the Rocky Mountain Front, just east of Glacier National Park

Our wild and beautiful America

This website is about the American earth and where it may be heading. I’ve been taking these photographs since the 1970s. Most of the places seen in this blog are still pretty much as they were when I took the pictures. At least on the surface. Below the surface things are unfortunately changing, millions of species are going extinct, the atmosphere is steadily warming, the oceans are warming, climate zones are moving northwards, industrial toxins are building everywhere and in some of the warmer areas a kind of scorched earth, devoid of much life is emerging . There is still hope though. There is still a chance that some of the places pictured in these pages will survive to be loved by our children and grandchildren and our great grandchildren.

What this blog is about