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Semester break in the Red Rock Country.

It was mostly T-shirt weather.

Back home and it’s supposed to be fifty below this weekend.

I hope your new year is off to a good start. I’m teaching American Lit. and Newcomer English, taking a class, shoveling tons of snow, and am hoping to start writing a new book soon.

What are you up to?

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This little wash only runs after some considerable precipitation.

Maybe ten times a year.

After the pour-over, the water flumes through this narrow channel.

A couple of bends later it cascades over these temporary falls.

Whatever doesn’t evaporate will end up in the valley below.

At least for a little while.

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We went to bed under Milky Way drenched skies.

(Photo compliments of NASA.)

We awoke to snow in the desert.

 The first significant snow here in eight years, I’m told.

 

Red Tank Draw, already running high from last weekend’s rain, should be raging in a couple of days.

I love watching water make its way through the land. Those ancient recycled molecules of H2O shape and reshape this amazing place we call Earth.

Water cuts through the land and it cuts through time.

It finds a way around obstacles, or it breaks them down and flows through them.

It never gives up.

And, us humans, we’re mostly water.

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Keep an eye out for the Shadow People.

 They come out just before sunset.

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We started our fourteen mile hike on this trail above Wet Beaver Creek.

After four miles the trail dropped down to the creek and we had to wade across if we wanted to keep going. Yeah, that’s Dana getting a little help from a stick she found.

It was a steep climb from there and we got a cool view of the creek below.

We climbed up higher and the red rock trail turned to snow.

We kept on going until we caught some air. Yep, didn’t go any further for obvious reasons. 

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 The sky explodes as the sun rises.

At the same time on the opposite horizon the moon is about to set.

Life happens between ever-changing horizons.

And beyond.

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Here’s a few shots from above and below a natural bridge we hiked to yesterday.

And no, I didn’t walk across it.

Did I think about it? Yeah, but not in a serious way. More in an imaginary way.

It’s pretty much a bridge to nowhere of the best possible kind.

Devil's Bridge from above.

 

Devil's Bridge from below.

You can probably see why I didn’t walk across it.

Have a great weekend!

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