Scenic panoramas of the Rogue Valley and surrounding mountains await you at the Table Rocks Area of Critical Environmental Concern in Oregon. This 3,172-acre area is cooperatively managed by the Bureau of Land Management and The Nature Conservancy to provide educational opportunities and protect special biologic, geologic, and scenic values. Steep hiking trails lead to the top of Upper and Lower Table Rocks, while a half-mile accessible trail at Lower Table Rock provides visitors with a less strenuous option. To protect this special place, dogs, bikes, and horses are prohibited.
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Photo: Bob Wick, BLM-California
spring night — one hour worth
a thousand gold coins;
clear scent of flowers,
songs and flutes upstairs — threads of sound;
in the garden, a swing,
where night is deep and still.
— su tung-p’o (1037-1101ce)
photos by atomiczen in new zealand’s lake tekapo and tazmania’s cradle mountain
This Earth is filled with stunning landscapes. There’s nothing as breathtaking as gazing your eyes upon a beautiful mountain. Mother Nature’s tectonic forces create these stunning land-forms and you have the privilege to enjoy them. I’m very grateful for talented photographers who provide you with an emotional experience. While looking through these images I want you to imagine that you’re there, that way you’ll really appreciate the priceless beauty presented to you. The best things in life really are free. So grab a fresh cup of coffee and immerse yourself with enjoyment!
Amazing landscape photography by Mark Adamus. Read the captions.
jericho the horse and his baboon friends at monkeyland, a spacious free roaming animal sanctuary in south africa’s plettenberg bay which serves to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. jericho, once a beast of burden, was discarded by local villagers and now calls the sanctuary home with two other horses, on whom the baboons will play/nap/hitch a ride. photos by claire hamilton
© Pamir Kiciman 2014
The Banyan or Banian tree is an epiphyte which means the plant growing from other plant. Banyan is the national tree of India.
I have decided to grieve each dead tree I see as if it was a personal friend. Early this morning I heard a sound that’s become all too familiar: the roar of chainsaws as workers cut down a dead elm on the parkway near our home. We knew of its fate because yesterday a city worker had numbered and tagged it for removal. So after dinner last night my husband and I walked down the street to say goodbye to this beloved neighbor.
Great Blue Heron amongst Pickerelweed
© Pamir Kiciman 2014