Wild Horses of the Lower Salt River

Wild horses, descendants of the horses brought by the Spanish, have roamed freely along the Salt River before the Tonto National Forest was designed in 1902.  Even though they had been living on the land for over a century, their fate was uncertain in the early 21st century.  In 2015, the United States Forest Service issued a notice declaring the herd as “unauthorized livestock” and announced a plan to capture, remove and auction off any unclaimed horses. Continue reading Wild Horses of the Lower Salt River

Hurricane in Lockeport

We knew a monster was coming for us.  Nothing could alter its path, stand up to it or stop its appetite for the land and the sea and the air.  Nothing in its path, including us, was safe or would be the same.  It began near the Bahamas and was closing in our hideaway by the sea.  Terry’s video below shows Dorian chewing and whirling and spinning its way by Lockeport,  downgraded to a category 2 hurricane when it hit Halifax. Continue reading Hurricane in Lockeport

Iceland Workshop

Being here is a study of sharp contrasts.  All four basic elements – earth, air, fire and water – are demonstrated by this land in extreme ways. Steam escapes the earth’s crust between lava rocks in barren fields; active and inactive volcanoes rise from empty, treeless horizons; towering waterfalls indiscriminately punch their way through moss green rock walls in glacier-cut fjords; icy roaring rivers race to the sea while white ocean waves lap lazily against black sand beaches. Continue reading Iceland Workshop

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