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Forgotten Limestone Quarry

This limestone quarry in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan used to be one of my favorite swimming spots as a kid, but it’s been closed down and mostly abandoned for the last few years.Calsbar Quarry.jpg

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New Orleans at Christmas

A nice throwback to Christmas 2014 in New Orleans. The street bands were a nice twist to the typical Christmas music!

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Badwater Basin, Death Valley

Badwater basin 2014I visited Death Valley in February of 2014 and was lucky enough to see rain and even a small amount of water accumulation on the ground. The result were flowers erupting in small patches all over the barren looking landscape. My father and I spent more than a day driving though, hiking over, taking photos of and staring in marvel at the engulfing desert all around us.

Day and night on the beach

IMGP9958A tide pool on Myrtle Beach, South Carolina throws off a reflection that’s unsure if it’s day or night.

Calsbar Quarry, Gulliver, Michigan

Calsbar Quarry

A colorful glimpse into a unique quarry in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This former limestone quarry was filled almost instantly when miners hit a natural spring. The white limestone gives the water an almost tropical color, while remaining crystal clear to see the sunken buildings, equipment, logs, and wildlife at the bottom (about 20 feet deep when this photo was taken). It used to be one of my favorite swimming places, but was drained in recent years to resume limestone mining.

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Rare glimpse of a spring flower in Death Valley

 

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20 Mule Team Canyon, Death Valley

Tahquamenon falls

Rootbeer brown water cascades over the Tahquamenon Falls in Paradise, Michigan.

Rootbeer brown water cascades over the Tahquamenon Falls in Paradise, Michigan.