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As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Henry David Thoreau

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An inspiring story, may he be an example to all of us to go out and seize life today.

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“An 11-mile rugged trail through Havasu Canyon in Arizona leads to an oasis in the middle of the scorching dessert. What one should expect at the road’s end, says Steve Sennott, is the spectacular view of the white Havasu Falls gushing down into the crystal-blue pond 100 feet below. The pond’s water cascades down layers of rocks, and the canyon walls shine in copper red as the sun goes down.

Sennott could easily recite such details from his trip five years ago because he captured them all in his photographs. From the Wave, the swirling layers of sandy rocks in Coyote Butts in Paria Canyon in Arizona, to the cobalt blue Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park, Sennott has captured the natural wonders the country has to offer through his camera lenses over the years.

The photographs are a testament to Sennott being alive. And, he wants to keep visiting places and share the images with those who helped him receive a kidney transplant.

“Some people may say ‘tomorrow,’ but tomorrow may not happen,” Sennott said of traveling to places he’s never been. “So do it today.”

Sennott, a Pepperell resident of 18 years, is exhibiting about 60 colorful photographs he has taken while traveling to America’s West, Canada and Ireland at the Lawrence Library now through Aug. 13. He made all of the trips over the past five years along with his wife, Jackie, who donated her kidney to him in November 2004 to save him from a genetic disorder, polycystic kidneys, which causes swelling of the organ.”  Read more.

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“The federal government says it will announce a major restoration project for a portion of the Florida Everglades.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is scheduled to announce details Monday in Kissimmee. It says the project will restore and protect wetlands and improve water quality in the northern Everglades. Officials say it will provide habitat for rare and endangered species.” Read more.

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Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park is famous for it’s swimming holes. If you haven’t already experienced what was labeled as one of America’s best swimming holes, take a day to visit the recently reopened park.

Johnson’s ShutIns Makes Top Ten List | directoryofstlouis

Johnson’s ShutIns, a favorite St. Louis summer daytrip destination has made Travel+Leisure’s top ten list of America’s Best Swimming Holes.

Publish Date: 06/28/2010 5:08

http://directoryofstlouis.com/blog/johnsons-shut-ins-makes-top-ten-list/

Gov. Nixon announces grand re-opening of Johnson’s ShutIns State

“Missouri is home to a world-class parks system, and Johnson’s ShutIns is certainly one of our crown jewels,” Gov. Nixon said. “I’m thrilled that the rebuilding process is coming to an end, and I look forward to joining Missouri …

Publish Date: 04/15/2010 11:45

http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2010/Johnson_s_Shut_Ins_State_Park

Johnson ShutIns

Johnson Shut Ins State Park is just a short drive from our house. We met Scott’s parents there for a three day camping trip in the BRAND NEW campground (the first week it was open!). The Shut Ins are a natural wonder–a geological …

Publish Date: 06/20/2010 20:08

http://bluebottledesigns.blogspot.com/2010/06/johnson-shut-ins.html

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Summer is the perfect time for hiking and swimming. Why not combine the two and visit Havasu Falls? Located in the Grand Canyon, it is the perfect combination of a hike and swim. Here is some information on Havasu Falls.

Hiking to Havasu Falls – Havasupai Indian Reservation | City-Guide.cc

Havasu Falls is located 1 ½ miles from Supai. Havasupai is arguably the most famous and most visited of all the falls, and is considered one of the most photographed waterfalls in the world. The falls consist of one main chute that …

Publish Date: 06/09/2010 23:18

http://city-guide.cc/usa/arizona/supai/hiking-to-havasu-falls-havasupai-indian-reservation/

Top 9 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Havasu Falls is the second waterfall in the canyon. And It can be accessed from a trail on the right side (left side when heading upstream) of the main trail. The side trail leads across a small plateau and drops into the main pool. …

Publish Date: 06/25/2010 12:45

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Havasu Falls are a series of waterfalls located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation, and for which trip it is advisable to devote two days. The Arizona Territory has historically been inhabited by the Havasupai Indians, who have lived …

Publish Date: 03/07/2010 8:00

http://www.villadeayora.com/blog/2010/03/07/trips-to-havasu-falls/

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Blue Ridge Parkway offers gorgeous views of mother nature, even from the inside of a car.  But if you have a moment, step outside the car to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this famous route.

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June 21 – 26 the Town of Boone NC Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary Celebration offers activities such as a guided Blue Ridge Parkway leisure bike ride; the Headwaters Hike June 23rd guided by Upper Watauga Riverkeepers in partnership …

Publish Date: 06/21/2010 9:43

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Blue Ridge Parkway awaits adventurers | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Before it officially became the Blue Ridge Parkway, this ribbon of road along the crest of the mountains through Virginia and North Carolina was called the Appalachian Scenic Highway.

Publish Date: 06/06/2010 0:01

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/travel/regional/article/S-PARK06_20100602-193006/348574/

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A Water Moccasin at Congaree National Park

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