Thursday, December 29, 2005

Frosty Autumn Morning

These were taken by my little brother Allan, on his elk hunting excursions this past fall in Southeast Idaho.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Idaho State University

Here is a picture of my alma mater Idaho State University taken by myself a few years ago from the top of Red Hill in the wintertime. My old office and lab are in the center of the photo. I use to hike the 7 mile trail around Red Hill. The hill is located in the middle of campus, but is undeveloped with sagebrush, rocks, snakes, bugs and lizards intact as they always were. There are a few park/outlook places where you can see the entire town of Pocatello from up above. I use to go up there to think and write.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

My ol' Puppy

This isn't very extreme, but I need a place to post this picture. It is of my dog Chugach when he was only a puppy. My ex-wife gave him to me for Christmas '01. He is half Malamute/half Yellow Lab. He now wieghs a bit under 100 lbs. My ex-wife has custody.

In this second picture, I'm holding him back from a couple of scared kids (my niece and nephew). He is the friendliest dog in the world. I miss him.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Winter evening in Idaho

My dad took this the other night.

It is a picture taken from the top of Fish Creek Summit (~6000 ft ASL) looking east across Gem Valley towards my hometown of Soda Springs in southeast Idaho.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

The origins of JW

From "Lonely are the Brave" starring Kirk Douglas, based on the noval "the Brave Cowboy" by Edward Abbey.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Atagan Falls

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Arctic Summer Clowds

I just love the contrast in this one. My undergrad Brian took it this past summer.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Insects above the Arctic Circle

An Arctic butterfly ~ yes, insects can live above the Arctic Circle

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Thunderstorm over the Mojave Desert

I took this picture just northeast of the Arizona-Navada bourder in Southern Utah in March, 2001

Friday, December 02, 2005

The Bering Sea

This is the Bering Sea, on the southern tip of the Alaska Peninsula. The island in the background is Amak, the southernmost walrus rookery. On this day in 2001, I saw sea gulls fighting for fish with a Steller's sea lion. It was cool.