In the winter of 1985 I was driving through the Mojave Desert with a friend, talking about our apparent need for new river gear. As we passed the Twenty Nine Palms Marine Base, a man unexpectedly appeared on the side of the road selling used ammo cans. My friend and I laughed wildly and quickly came to realize that the moment was "All In A Days' Karma". This blog contains the occasional ramblings of a died-in-the-wool westerner who loves seeing, understanding, and being alive upon these landscapes. I cherish the moments of bliss and irony that come to all of us as we explore the planet and its residents (and perhaps visitors) in the short time we are here.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Celestial Art of Tyler Nordgren

Those blog readers who saw my post on the recent Southwestern eclipse, will have noted the artwork that preceded the piece. These artworks are done by physicist and astronomer Tyler Nordgren of University of Redlands . Tyler was the Keynote Speaker at the festivities at Glen Canyon NRA over the past weekend and is the author of the book Earth Below, Stars Above.

I thought I would share with you his artwork completed for the eclipse from the various National Parks in its path. They are something to behold! I have also included two of his pieces at the end of these that show the Milky Way in Canyonlands and Grand Canyon National Parks.

Tyler's website is here.

Friday, May 18, 2012

More Flying - Not in GC

My friend Frank Romaglia is a retired Air Force pilot and he still volunteers at air shows around the country. He is currently being trained to fly one of the few Messerschmitt's, built in Germany at the end of WW II. You can read about the Messerschmitt here. Here is a picture of Frank right after he landed at the end of his first flight over the San Francisco area this week.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Flying Through the Little Colorado River Gorge!

My friend PJ works as a production assistant with movies, shows and commercials. He recently worked on an adventure scene in a remote part of the Grand Canyon. Check out the incredible flying feature at this link. WOW!