Dear Diary:

While running in Central Park one morning I overheard this cellphone conversation: “I sure wish we had something like that in New York.”

I wondered what in the world they could possibly be talking about.

- WILLIAM E. ADAMS, JR.

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Starting tomorrow, I’m going to start everyday by reading the Metropolitan Diary column in the New York Times.

mypubliclands
mypubliclands:

Milky Way near Butterfield Pass in the BLM-managed Sonoran Desert National Monument
This area is probably only 30-40 air miles from Phoenix, and the glow from the city is visible to the north.  However, the overhead stars and southern horizon are dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way, which makes a great backdrop to the charismatic saguaros. 
-Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist

"Charismatic saguaros"

mypubliclands:

Milky Way near Butterfield Pass in the BLM-managed Sonoran Desert National Monument

This area is probably only 30-40 air miles from Phoenix, and the glow from the city is visible to the north.  However, the overhead stars and southern horizon are dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way, which makes a great backdrop to the charismatic saguaros. 

-Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist

"Charismatic saguaros"