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A Vista in Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

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the Gardens of

Joshua Trees in the Mojave Desert West of Searchlight, Nevada

THOUGHTS AND PLACES. ORG

View into the Grand Canyon of Provence, France.

                                                                                                       A Website by Abe van Luik

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Any for-profit use needs to be negotiated with me .  If you can make money from something I created, congratulations to you, and a modest but fair amount of royalties to me.

LAST UPDATED:

31 October 2014

If you are only popping in to see 'what's new,' use the current year's "Yearbook," a chronological listing of entries made this year located under Item A  in the content lists below.  

If you want to know something about the author and proprietor of this site, please go here for some serious bragging  (added on 1 December 2012, a link to a magazine article about my family's coming to the USA).

Madrone trees above Sitting Bull Falls, New Mexico, this photo was one of a number of regional photos featured in the Carlsbad Current-Argus newspaper of October 15, 2011

A requiem for Sitting Bull Falls:

VERY SAD! BECAUSE OF THE 2010 FIRE, THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE WILL NOT HAVE ITS GREAT STANDS OF MATURE TREES  AGAIN FOR SEVERAL HUMAN GENERATIONS!

But some of the Texas madrone trees will, apparently, come back from their unburnt roots.  That will take decades, but in August of 2013 the pace of regreening was impressive.

In August 2013 I went back to check on regrowth progress, and was astonished to find these two 'dancing trees' alive, and still dancing!!

I was elated!  It actually made me very happy!!

THEN CAME SEPTEMBER 2013:

the flooding of 12 September did something terrible to my two dancing friends.

What I saw on my re-visit actually made me, momentarily, quite sad!!

See the 2013 Yearbook or the New Mexico page, both linked below, for photos.


To Navigate This Site You Need to Know Your ABCs:

A.  YEARBOOKS Yearbooks for 2002 to the present year allow one to see what has most recently been added.  


B.  PLACES --photo pages, with narrative describing my travels on three of the Earth's continents:

Go to Asia (Japan)

Go to First Western Europe Page (Austria, Germany,  Russia,  Belgium, the Netherlands, Slovakia)

Go to Second Western Europe Page (Spain, France, Andorra)

Go to North America: Greenland (from the air only)

GO TO THE U.S. and visit the States of:

Nevada

California

Idaho

Arizona

Utah

New Mexico

Oregon

Massachusetts

Virginia

Texas


C.  (1) THOUGHTS including eulogies, essays and fiction, with

      (2) BOOK REVIEWS  and

      (3) THEMATIC REVIEWS


The old "link-outline" is still here but not being maintained (all its listings are now part of A, B and C above).

 The four home pages for the four websites I combined into one in the 1990s still exist, they serve as 'chapter headings' deeper in the site, but are no longer being added to, so there is no longer a link here: all their content has been moved onto B and C above.


I hope your visit here is a pleasant one.   --abe--


For comments please email me at: abevanluik@thoughtsandplaces.org