Jamie Kirkland Art Studio

Let the beauty we love be what we do. ~Rumi ~


I wanted to share an inspiring phenomena that happens out here in the West.¬†In meteorology, Virga is an observable streak or shaft of precipitation falling from a cloud that evaporates¬†before reaching the ground. (from Wikipedia). I find these delicate tendrils so fascinating, they are the opposite of the weather I grew up with in the …

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The dramatic vertical cliffs of Diablo Canyon Recreation Area make the area a hiking and climbing destination near the Rio Grande. The eastern cliff walls are on BLM-managed land and the western cliff walls are managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Diablo Canyon has been featured in movies such as The Missing, 3:10 to Yuma, …

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