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About mlgray

Heading out on adventures, building community, eating delicious cuisines, supporting the local food movement and enjoying walks in the wild . . . grateful to be wandering in the world with you.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument – February Desert Adventures Part 2

Nature Photo Journal #13 In 4th Grade I traveled to Organ Pipe with a Desert Studies class I was lucky to be a part of as my sense of adventure and environmental exploration bloomed. Captivated by the Organ Pipes, the … Continue reading

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Scottsdale/McDowell Sonoran Preserve and Granite Reef Recreation Area ~ February Desert Adventures Part 1

Nature Photo Journal # 12 Always appreciative of natural areas in reach of an urban area, these two spots near Scottsdale and Phoenix offered some incredible space for desert wanders. The cactus at the Sonoran Preserve were unbeatable: Saguaros standing … Continue reading

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Return to Barr Lake

Nature Photo Journal #11 Beneath an expansive big sky view and shimmering light, a small shore line offers adventures in cracking through the freeze, sending little islands of ice sheets and bubbles into the open water, and tracking wandering birds.

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In View of the Continental Divide

Nature Photo Journal # 10 In each collection of photos, I try to capture some of the details I observe and the overall feeling of the day. The motif of austere snow, shadow and plants continues as the gift of … Continue reading

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Experimental Forest – Riverside Trail — Fraser, CO

Nature Photo Journal #9 Part of my intent is to simply document some of the different details on the landscape that I see when slowing down. The snow provides a perfect setting for seeing animal tracks and signs: an elk … Continue reading

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Sunrise at Rocky Mountain Lake Park — Home

Nature Photo Journal #8 The large cottonwood featured in these images is a sentinel looking over our neighborhood park. I am interested in different angles of photographing the great tree as it changes throughout the seasons.

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Grand Valley Winter Adventures — Colorado

Nature Photo Journal #7 Getting to spend a week in the mountains, wandering with the Continental Divide always in view, playing in the snow, and enjoying the details of the season, is certainly a privilege and a welcome reprieve from … Continue reading

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Bluff Lake — Denver, CO

Nature Photo Journal #6 Sometimes I feel that maybe we are living out the fear of that song, you know, the one about the tree museum … nature and wildness locked up in small urban preserves, tucked against settling ponds, … Continue reading

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Barr Lake State Park — Colorado

Nature Photo Journal #5 This area has long been a favorite place of mine to wander. The start to the winter season, particularly stunning on this sunny day, offered some fun opportunity to explore the shore. Though the water level … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Lake Park – Denver, CO

Nature Photo Journal #4 I feel incredibly fortunate to live across the street from this lake. Though tucked up snug against I70, ducks arrive throughout the winter and nature emerges in every corner.

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