Photography

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McDonald Creek

Aug 1, 2014
McDonald Creek

All the creeks and rivers we saw in Glacier National Park were this beautiful shade of turquoise that seems to accompany high altitude snow melt in summertime. I really liked the combination of the turquoise with the red rocks.  Too bad I couldn't...

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Flathead Valley

Jul 31, 2014
Flathead Valley

On our way to and from Glacier National Park we passed through peaceful Flathead Valley. Plenty of hay bales spread out in fields or freshly stacked in piles; and plenty of farm stands selling huckleberries. And lucky for me, a few red barns too!Linkin...

Alison Toon
A Mile Till Dawn, State Fair, California… better and better and better

Jul 30, 2014
A Mile Till Dawn, State Fair, California… better and better and better

They are all grown up! Every time I see them, I hear how much work they put into their music. They perform, and perform, and perform again. Catch A Mile Till Dawn at one of their shows. Well worth a listen.More photos from the show at this year's Calif...

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Regrowth

Jul 30, 2014
Regrowth

As we winded along on Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park, we passed a large area affected by a fire in 2003. And even though the fire was obviously devastating to this area, I couldn't help but find this scene so pretty. Maybe because all t...

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Geology, Part 2

Jul 29, 2014
Geology, Part 2

Another example of the billion+ years old mountains, also at Logan Pass so the elevation here is close to 7000 ft. One of the things I really loved about Glacier National Park is the rainbow of colored rocks visible not only in these old mountains but ...

Alison Toon
And now for something completely different (said in a Monty Python voice): Australian bluegrass?

Jul 29, 2014

So what do you think of this?Given the success of Mumford and Sons, there's no reason why these guys can't become big, too! Currently in the USA, originally from Australia... and playing bluegrass.Tour dates and more info on Mustered Courage's website!

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Alison Toon
Blaze of Glory, (almost) Bon Jovi at the State Fair

Jul 28, 2014
Blaze of Glory, (almost) Bon Jovi at the State Fair

It was the last night of the State Fair, and the final concert on the big Golden 1 stage, the end of the Toyota concert series for this year, and the last band for this year's fair was Blaze of Glory, a Bon Jovi tribute band.While I can say, without a ...

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Geology

Jul 28, 2014
Geology

I guess I should start by saying I'm no expert in geology, but Glacier National Park has a very interesting geological history. It has some of the oldest and best preserved exposed sedimentary rock, evidentially on the planet! And what's really strange...

Sacramento Magazine
Wind Youth Services Summer Soirée 2014

Jul 27, 2014


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Alison Toon
Aftershock 2014 preview: Godsmack, 1000Hp, new album out August 5th

Jul 27, 2014

Godsmack headline day two, Sunday, of Aftershock, along with Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch. New album, 1000Hp, is out on August 5th, with a couple of tracks available for pre-order now.As a taster, here's the title track (no video, just sound)...

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