Thursday, May 31, 2007
Glowing peaks and green, green valleys
Glowing peaks and green valleys, originally uploaded by Bitterroot.
Taken along the Rocky Mountain Front south of Augusta, Montana.
"As we passed on, it seemed as if those scenes of enchantment would never have an end."
This was Meriwether Lewis describing the white cliffs of the Missouri River. As we explored Missouri River country in the past week, his words kept coming to my mind.
Labels: green, mist, Montana, rain, Rocky Mountain Front, spring
Friday, May 18, 2007
Homing in again...
Crystal clarity, originally uploaded by Bitterroot.
First of all, let me thank you for your faithful regular visits to Bitterroot and Bergamot. The number of visitors increases daily, much to my amazement and delight, and I am so happy that you are enjoying these offerings of my corner(s) of the world.
Once again, I'm on the move. I love my adopted "land of milk and honey," the welcoming Wisconsin. However, I do yearn for the hills of home in Montana. The pull of rushing waters, ponderosa pines, and mountain peaks draws me back several times a year.
I will be with family in my beloved Swan Valley (see above) and we will be seeking out points northeast of there. I'm hoping to explore many corners of pristine places in my original home before I hang up my spurs.
More to come!!!! I'll return on May 31.
Labels: lake, Montana, mountains, spring, Swan Valley
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Impossibly tiny, implausibly blue
Monday, May 14, 2007
Good black earth...
Good black earth..., originally uploaded by Bitterroot.
Taken in Iowa County, Wisconsin.
...may it never feel the bite of the developer's bulldozer.
Labels: earth, golden hour, Iowa County, spring, Wisconsin
Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tree on a cliff
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
A plea, originally uploaded by Bitterroot.
Taken on Guana Cay, Abacos, Bahamas.
Residents on a small, unspoiled island issue a poignant plea...
Here is some background on this issue as described in several venues:
Overview – from San Francisco Chronicle
Guana Cay, The Bahamas -- The calm, turquoise waters off this sleepy island have long lured visitors seeking shelter from storms, but a San Francisco development company's ambitious plan to build a gated community for well-heeled golfers and yacht owners has set off a full-scale revolt that flies in the face of the government's plans to build mega-resorts on many of the country's most pristine islands.
"They'll come with their poodles with pedicures, and they'll expect us to jump," said Troy Albury, who runs a scuba diving operation on Guana Cay, one of the Out Islands that form a coral-fringed strand about 200 miles east of Florida.
But his real concern is what the development might mean for the lush coral reef offshore. Albury heads the Save Guana Cay Reef Association, which has taken the unprecedented step of suing Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie for leasing more than 100 acres of crown land, without the approval of the local government, to help the Discovery Land Company build Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club…
See web site here...
From web site of Save Guana Cay Reef Association
Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean Club, formerly known as Baker's Bay Club, also formerly known as Passerine Development, proposed by The Discovery Land Company, is a 585-acre luxury golf course and 240-slip marina (scaled back by Developer to 180-slips) that is completely private for members only…
The 3rd largest barrier reef in the world lies only 50 feet from shore and closer in places. The golf course and associated pollutants will kill the reef - it is inevitable. The marina is set to be dredged in behind Joe's Creek, the island's only and last fish estuary…
"Save Guana Cay Reef" is a group dedicated to protecting this natural wonder and ensuring that there is a long lasting legacy for Abaconians.
See web site here...
From web site of Discovery Land Co.
For those with larger water craft, Baker's Bay's unique deep water channel makes it one of the only places in the Abacos that can accommodate large yachts.
The Ocean Club will feature a fabulous clubhouse with fine and casual dining, beach service, resort-style swimming pool, spa and fitness facilities, tennis courts and beach volleyball courts as well as a variety of water craft, snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing equipment. Additionally, the club will feature a spectacular member-owned golf course designed by Tom Fazio providing a pristine core-golf experience. The golf course will play along the ocean in dramatic style with strategic shots over inlets and long rocky shoreline.
Residential options in the guard-gated community include 359 spectacular custom home sites...
See web site here...
Please support the preservation of pristine places.
Labels: Bahamas, development, Guana Cay
Monday, May 07, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Delicacy - bougainvillea
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Swirl, originally uploaded by Bitterroot.
Taken in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Labels: Abacos, Bahamas, light-shadow, palm tree