Archive for October, 2014

Discovering gargoyles and ghosts at historic hotels

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Oct. 26, 2014 VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Gargoyles are perched outside our hotel window. A ghost in a red gown roams our hallway. And at the end of our journey, we watch several water taxis perform a ballet. Our adventure began on a Tuesday afternoon. We opened the drapes and discovered two gargoyles outside our hotel […]

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Storm leaving Phoenix creates dramatic sunset

Mike Padgett -

Oct. 10, 2014 Copyright © iPhone photo by Mike Padgett Pictured above is the departure of the storm that rattled metropolitan Phoenix in late September. I captured the iPhone image from an upper floor of the parking garage at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal Four. At the horizon in the center is a rain […]

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Arizona mesquites glisten with early morning rain

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Oct. 9, 2014 Photo copyright © by Mike Padgett A walk in the Arizona desert after a gentle morning rain is a special treat. The air is clean and fresh, filled with the aroma of creosote bushes and other plants. Rabbits, quail and other wildlife begin emerging from cover offered by trees and brush. Overhead, […]

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Desert sentinels greet sunrise today in central Arizona

Mike Padgett -

Oct. 7, 2014   Photo copyright © Mike Padgett “This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round […]

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