Wandering the Far West in 2014… Interim 2

The cover: A tufa tower in Mono Lake with Sierra Nevada Mountains in Background. Eastern California.

The cover of our 2015 calendar: A tufa tower at Mono Lake with Sierra Nevada Mountains in background. Eastern California.

I am still working on my blog about Peg’s dad and his experience as a Hump pilot in World War II. In fact, Peggy’s brother, John Dallen Jr., is now helping. I’ve been learning a lot. For example, yesterday, I discovered the approximate location where the plane John Sr. was flying crashed in the Indian jungle. I find the new information fascinating, but the research is slowing down the post.

In the meantime, I decided to put up another interim post or two. Today is calendar day. Each year, Peggy and I create a calendar for our families using photos we have taken during the year. Family birthdays and anniversaries are included. This year we are mailing out 28 calendars, which include 80 birthdays and anniversaries.   It’s quite the production.

Since the photos we use on the calendar reflect this past year’s adventures and are among some of our favorites, I thought they would be fun to share on the blog. If you are a regular follower of Wandering through Time and Place, I am sure you will recognize several of them. All photos were taken by either Peggy or me. Enjoy.

January: Burney Falls. Northern California

January: Burney Falls. Northern California

February: Cactus flowers. Valley of Fire State Park, Southern Nevada.

February: Cactus flowers. Valley of Fire State Park, Southern Nevada.

March: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in southern Nevada.

March: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in southern Nevada.

April: Old road with April flowers in Death Valley National Park. Eastern California.

April: Old road with April flowers in Death Valley National Park. Eastern California.

May: Weathered buildings at Bodie State Historical Park, a ghost town in Eastern California.

May: Weathered buildings at Bodie State Historical Park, a ghost town in Eastern California.

June: Sierra Nevada Mountains form the East. Peggy and I have backpacked through these mountains numerous times.

June: Sierra Nevada Mountains from the East. Peggy and I have backpacked through these mountains numerous times.

July:: Mt. Rainier National Park. Washington State.

July:: Mt. Rainier National Park. Washington State.

August: Humpback whale dives when Peggy and I are on kayaking trip off Vancouver Island.

August: Humpback whale dives when Peggy and I are on kayaking trip off Vancouver Island.

September: Burning Man in remote northern Nevada desert.

September: Burning Man in remote northern Nevada desert.

October: Rainbow caught in waves on Oregon Coast.

October: Rainbow caught in waves on Oregon Coast.

November: Sunset in Sedona, Arizona.

November: Sunset in Sedona, Arizona.

December: Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona.

December: Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona.

 

 

46 comments on “Wandering the Far West in 2014… Interim 2

  1. What fantastic photos. They’re surely as good as anything I’ve seen in commercial offerings.It does make me want to sing along with Janis: “Oh, Lord, won’t you buy me a telephoto lens?” 🙂

  2. OMG! These are fantastic shots for a calendar or for framing. I love all of these places you’ve been. My Bucket List is ever-expanding. Have been to a few, but you’ve really seen more west of the Mississippi than we have! Thanks for sharing1

  3. For a moment I though of tofu but repented almost immediately. What an offering this time again. What a great journey you have taken us Curt. Thank you. Sydney is in the middle of a siege and it took us hours to get out this morning.

  4. Lucky the ones who got your calendar! Seriously, did you consider making more and selling them? Your photos are simply gorgeous. Of course for the readers of your blog we can retrace your trips and expeditions from the whole year, which is cool. So even if we don’t get the calendar, we have a lovely preview. Thank you.

    • And thank you Evelyne. No, the calendars are just for enjoyment… even though they are something of a production. 🙂 This was the first year I decided to put the calendar photos up on my blog. But you gave me an idea. I could put in the blog site that related to the calendar page. Thanks. 🙂 –Curt

  5. Although I’m anxious to read John Sr’s story, you chose some outstanding photos for us during the interim. Just don’t rush the research, one piece of information usually leads to another and so on…..

    • I’ve been finding that GP. Between my original sources and the Internet, it goes on and on. But I do love research. And the effort has inspired me to learn much more about the Hump. –Curt

    • Except for the Sedona photos, I suspect they all made it onto my blogs at some time this past year. 🙂 Returned the proof corrections on Friday. They did a fabulous job on the cover. Now I’ll see how fast the turn-around time is. 🙂 –Curt

    • First, thanks. We love sharing our adventures and photos. It helps us relive and remember the beautiful places we are privileged to visit. The calendars are one more opportunity. –Curt

  6. These are absolutely gorgeous! As with any calendar, I wanted to flip through and see which picture represents my birthday month: August. I’m thrilled it’s the whale’s tail since I’ve seen that myself in Alaska and it made an indelible impression on me. 🙂

  7. So happy that everyone has enjoyed the calendar photos. It is also a great way to remind family members of the power/community of family with its long connections, shared stories, special dates and , perhaps, shortening the distance between us! Peggy

  8. The calendar gift is a great idea. I’m curious-do you make the calendars yourself or do you order them? We’ve been thinking of offering seasonal eating calendars to our customers but it’s still very much in the planning stage.

    You do have a gift for photography. I like the photo of the wildflowers in the old road. They look like they were planted there in a row.

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