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Iced Leaves

October 30th, 2009 3 comments

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Photo by David Densley taken October 2009 North Logan Utah.

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The Pumpkin Walk

October 23rd, 2009 No comments

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The North Logan Pumpkin Walk is now open. Here are just a few of the displays. All displays are made from pumpkin, squash and other garden vegetables by local residents. Admission is free. The Pumpkin Walk will be open October 22-24, 26-27 from 9:00am-10:00pm at Elk Ridge Park 1100 E. 2500 N. If your coming after 6:00 see the website for parking and shuttle bus information.

Autumn Nest

October 20th, 2009 1 comment

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Big Tooth Maple leaves decorate this abandoned birds nest near Providence Canyon, Providence Utah.

“The King of Our Forest”

October 15th, 2009 1 comment

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“the king of our forest; … the symbol of the Canadian people.” is what Jacques Viger the first mayor of Montreal said of the maple. The maple leaf eventually caught on as the nations symbol and was included on the coat of arms for both Ontario and Quebec. In 1867 Alexander Muir composed the patriotic “The Maple Leaf Forever,” which became an unofficial anthem. From 1876 until 1901, the leaf appeared on all Canadian coins, and remained on the penny after 1901. The maple leaf finally became the central national symbol with the introduction of the Canadian flag (designed by George F. G. Stanley) in 1965, which uses a highly-stylized eleven-pointed maple leaf, referring to no specific species of maple. Source: Maple Leaf Wikipedia.org

Lower Bear River Overlook

October 14th, 2009 1 comment

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The Bear River is a river, approximately 350 miles (560 km) long, in southwestern Wyoming, southeastern Idaho, and northern Utah, in the United States. The largest tributary of the Great Salt Lake, it drains a mountainous area and farming valleys east of the lake and southwest of the Snake River Plain.” Seen here from “Cutler Reservoir an impoundment on the Bear River built for irrigation, flood control, and water supply.” Quoted From Cutler Reservoir and Bear River on Wikipedia.org

Post, Barbed Wire & Teasel Sunset

October 13th, 2009 No comments

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Four beautifully dark and foreboding images taken at sunset west of Logan Utah on October 10th 2009. Fence posts, barbed wire and teasel stalks in silhouette.

Hunting for Grammar

October 12th, 2009 3 comments

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The deer seem to be elusive this hunting season. Grammar too.

ATK Rocket Display

October 9th, 2009 No comments

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“ATK’s human space capability includes solid rocket boosters, engineering services, astronaut tools and solar arrays. Its Reusable Solid Rocket Motors (RSRM) — part of the world’s largest product line of solid rocket motors — have been propelling the space shuttle since its beginning, and will provide the main lift for NASA’s new Ares I crew launch vehicle. ATK is also developing the launch abort and attitude control motors for the Ares I Orion crew capsule, as well as the circular shape ultra-light solar arrays that will power the capsule.

Propulsion systems for the nation’s strategic missiles and missile defense systems is another core capability. ATK provides all three stages for the Minuteman III and Trident II D-5 missiles. In the missile defense arena, ATK also provides all three stages for the Ground-based Missile Defense (GMD) system and the first two stages for the Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI) programs.” Quoted from ATK.com See also Thiokol on Wikipedia.org

Fall Foliage

October 8th, 2009 No comments

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I’ve been unable to identify this plant (yellow leaves). Do any of you know what it is? Photo taken in Logan Canyon near Red Banks September 2009 by David Densley.

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Spider Mites

October 6th, 2009 2 comments

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Spider mites on a Milkweed leaf after a frosty night. “Spider mites are members of the Acari (mite) family Tetranychidae, which includes about 1600 species. They generally live on the under sides of leaves of plants, where they may spin protective silk webs, and they can cause damage by puncturing the plant cells to feed. Spider mites are known to feed on several hundred species of plant.” Quoted from Spider Mite on Wikipedia.org.

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