Just Another Nature Enthusiast

JANE’s Images & Thoughts 🌲 Inspired by the Pacific Northwest & places I wander

  • Transient  | Dreams

    Transient | Dreams

    Homestead windows were long-ago graced with crisp, hand-sewn curtains…Framed ambitious dreams of newly weds as they gazed eyes upon golden-grained hills.Young backs and strong hands sawed boards, lifted beams, crafted outbuildings and barn…Housed livestock purchased to support life’s longing for itself in the form of a family.Tenacious toil, determined persistence produced humble subsistence.Homestead windows now drafty are cracked and pitted by  wind-blown grit…Frame decades-long memories of the grateful widow as…

  • Weekly Photo Challenge: “Angular” Works in Geologic Time

    Weekly Photo Challenge: “Angular” Works in Geologic Time

     Virgin River Gorge Northwest Arizona at the Utah Border… Faulted, fractured, tilted Paleozoic and Mesozoic rock layers: Conglomerate, limestone, siltstone, chert, shale, and gypsum… become the geometric tools of geology. Cliffs stand in near vertical faces. Landslides tumble rock into slopes as erosion undercuts massive beds. Caves open along fractures and bedding plains. Weaker stones warp and fold. Earth layers angled by convergent plate action rise up… 300 million years…

  • Utah Ecoregions- Central Basin & Range

    Utah Ecoregions- Central Basin & Range

    CENTRAL BASIN & RANGE: Toquerville – Idaho Border Location: The Central Great Basin region occupies a large portion western Utah. Climate: The ecoregion has a dry, mid-latitude desert climate, marked by hot summers and mild winters. It has a hotter and drier climate than the Snake River Plain and Northern Basin and Range  ecoregions to the north. The region is not as hot as the Mojave Basin and Range  and…

  • Utah Ecoregions- Colorado Plateaus

    Utah Ecoregions- Colorado Plateaus

    COLORADO PLATEAUS: Toquerville-Zion National Park Location: Located between the Southern Rocky Mountains on the east and the Wasatch Range to the west, the region occupies most of eastern and southern Utah, western Colorado, and small portions of northern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico. Climate: The ecoregion has a dry, mid-latitude steppe climate. It is marked by hot summers with low humidity, and cool to cold dry winters. The mean annual…

  • Utah Ecoregions- Mojave Basin & Range

    Utah Ecoregions- Mojave Basin & Range

    MOJAVE BASIN & RANGE: St. George – Hurricane Location: The Mojave Basin and Range is located in southeastern California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah, and northwestern Arizona. Climate: The ecoregion has a dry, subtropical desert climate, marked by hot summers and warm winters. The mean annual temperature is approximately 5°C at high elevations, and 24°C in the lowest basins. Death Valley, in the central part of the region, is one of…

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