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Here are some of my favorite places:

Mount Nebo Waterfall near Dardanelle, Arkansas



Lookout Mountain - Just minutes from downtown Chattanooga, Tn



Saint Clair, Michigan: one of the prettiest cities






Do you have any you would like to share?
 
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I think one of the most beautiful places I've been is either Japan or St John in the USVI, I can't find any pictures.

  I will take a different tack and talk about the most memorable thing I did this year that I have pictures of...LOL.   I drove from the East coast to a Wedding in Nebraska, had a blast, and then started the drive home.

On the way back I swung down to MO and hit Rare Seeds, Spring planting festival.  Before I got home I stopped at Monticello in Virginia (Jefferson's House) because I wanted to see the garden.


I was on the first empty bus heading up there and I bee-lined down to the garden.   What a great experience.  The master Gardener drove by on her scooter and I said "hi," asked a question, and we talked for over two hours.  I'm not even kidding, such a great experience.  

Before I left she pulled a bundle of Walking onions out of the ground and handed them to me.  They are growing in my garden.   Probably the coolest thing that has happened this year.  She was so friendly and even gave me her business card...you just never know.  Gotta love gardeners.

Monticello Walkers



Shot of the house


This picture doesn' t do the view justice



 
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Scott, thank you for sharing. I would love to see Jefferson's gardens, especially the roses.

Thanks for sharing the walking onion, I planted those this year for the first time.
 
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Abkhazia is a country with many challenges. But it is also very beautiful.
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View to Sukhumi from the estuary of the Machara river, Abkhazia
 
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Nine generations...the view having begun when my family first cleared this field in the year 1800.

Every year it is our privledge though to share this view with so many friends, family and neighbors for our annual Rock the Flock benefit concert. Opiote addiction has touched the lives of so many, and as my wife says, "we do not have much, but we have room!"




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Sebastian and Travis, thanks for sharing.  The view in both pictures is beautiful.
 
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Anne, you are welcome.  It's definitely worth a visit.  Virginia is a beautiful state and there is a lot to do....you could make a vacation out of a trip. 
 
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Sebastian,

Beautiful Country.  I had to look it up. 
 
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Beautiful Travis, what part of the country is this.  Almost looks like Virginia.
 
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Scott Foster wrote:Beautiful Travis, what part of the country is this.  Almost looks like Virginia.



Maine
 
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A few days ago I watched a movie called "The Education of Little Tree"  It was a great movie and reminded me of the Smokey Mountains.





Mingus Falls





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A friend and I went for a week of backpacking in the Wind River Range in western Wyoming. Amazing trip and amazing views. Here is a photo of where we sat to eat lunch during one of our a day hikes. One of many favorite places.

 
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This is Kakamega Forest, a high land area of Kenya at about 6300 ft. It rained about 5 times when I was there which is a normal amount for a day almost all year. Temperatures between 68 and 75 Fahrenheit at noon.
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Alluvial plain at the bottom of a big slope, covered in pink Pebbles
 
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Kita makkai rock formations in Western Kenya about 20 miles from the Obama Homestead. And maybe 15 miles from Lake Victoria.

There are many of these but this is the one most well-known. The granite core of volcanoes that have worn away.

The older man is the grandfather of the two boys. This a trio where the best guides that we encountered and they were tipped the best. The older boy is the best photographer I encountered. He gets people to move to the just the right spot for the lighting and then he shades the camera so there is no sun on the lens. All of them scaled these rocks like mountain goats.

The last photo shows very dirty water that is full of bat guano. There were some ladies scaling these rocks with a 5-gallon Jerry can in each hand, to use for starting new vegetables in their Gardens. One lady thought it was magical powers bestowed by the rock formation and a younger lady thought that it was the high nitrogen content of bat guano. :-) both Gardens will grow equally well.
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Bat guano soup
 
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The Crying Stone is a similar formation about 50 miles away. When moist air blows over the Cold Stone, the stone runs water when there is no rain.
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Watch for snakes. The mother said it in Swahili
 
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