Entries Tagged as 'Jane St. Clair'

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragons, Pusch Ridge AZ

December 31st, 2015 · No Comments

My own mountain is called Pusch Ridge but that is such a prosaic name for a huge everest that looks like a gigantic dinosaur. He is so much more than that, he of the hidden dragons.

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Tags: Arizona · Jane St. Clair · nature essay

Silence and Awe: A Walk With Sequoia

December 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

The main thing you notice about sequoia is that they are tall. You look up and they are tall as far as your eyes can see. They also have gigantic widths. People use to drive their cars through certain open tree trunks in the Sequoia National Forest before the park rangers became more ecologically-minded.

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Walking Through Yosemite National Park with Mr. Muir

November 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

valley flows the crystal River of Mercy peacefully quiet, reflecting lilies and trees and the onlooking rocks,things frail and fleeting and types of endurance meeting here and blending in countless forms as if into this one mountain mansion Nature had gathered her choicest treasures, to draw her lovers in close and confiding communion with her.

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Tags: Jane St. Clair · National Parks · nature essay

Red Moon Dancing -Lunar Eclipse 2015

October 1st, 2015 · No Comments

by Jane St. Clair Every 14th full moon is a supermoon –an extra big and bright moon like the one in E.T. And every now and then we get a lunar eclipse and a red supermoon, as we did on Sunday, September 28, 2015. This rare red lunar eclipse is one of nature’s most spectacular […]

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A Godful Cosmic Wildness: The Grand Canyon

September 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

The Grand Canyon seems like a gigantic statement for even Nature to make all in one mighty stone work. Wildness so Godful, cosmic, primeval, bestows a new sense of earth’s beauty and size…

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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · Jane St. Clair · National Parks · nature essay

Cruising Death Valley At 123 Degrees in Summer

August 6th, 2015 · No Comments

by Jane St. Clair Death Valley has this bad-ass reputation. The Hottest. The Driest. The Lowest spot in North America. It’s got Hells Gate and Furnace Creek. As you drive toward Death Valley, signs warn you — “Extreme Heat”  … “No gasoline for miles” … “You don’t want to go there” … “Are you crazy? […]

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Tucson’s Tale of Oleander and Boy Scouts

July 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

This week I tried to find the oleander and Boy Scouts story in old newspapers. I couldn’t find it. That bothered me because I had by now heard this story many times over the years. The storyteller always told it with great drama and a catch in their voice.

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Happy Trails to You! At Old Tucson Studios

May 9th, 2015 · No Comments

As you walk around Old Tucson, you get deja vue because you have indeed seen this landscape and these buildings all before – in productions like Tombstone, Hombre, Bonanza, Gunfight at OK Corral, and many more.

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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · Jane St. Clair · Old Tucson · Tucson · Tucson Tourism · Uncategorized

Butterflies For A Zen Day

April 9th, 2015 · No Comments

I love the way butterflies slit themselves up into little black lines and then flash! –Open up those beautiful wide wings! One poet compared their wings to parasols opening,

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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · Jane St. Clair · nature essay · Tucson · Uncategorized

Kokopelli and the Magic of Spider Woman

March 13th, 2015 · No Comments

Some say Kokopelli is an insect with dragonfly antennae. Some say he is priest of rain, a trickster, a fertility god. One story is that the first Kokopelli was actually a traveling salesman whose humpback was really a sack of wonderful goods, and that it was Kokopelli who came from Mexico and brought the Anasazi people the first seeds of corn

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