Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sierra

In the phonetic alphabet, Sierra represents the letter S. My dictionary defines Sierra as 1. a rugged range of mountains that have an irregular or serrated profile, or 2. any of several mackerellike fishes of the genus Scomberomorus, of tropical seas.

Here's  Sierra de Cordobo, a mountain range in central Argentina

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierras_de_Cordoba


And here's a Sierra Mackerel



But maybe you're interested in The Sierra Club, one of the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots organization in the US. It was founded on May 28, 1892, in San Francisco, by the conservationist and preservationist John Muir. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the country.

Muir Woods

14 comments:

  1. What a great "S" word...learning and discovering is still fun!...:)JP

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  2. Sierra de Cordobo. Wow, that's seriously beautiful. I need to take a new trip apparently.

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  3. I've always wanted to see Muir Woods. One of these days...

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    1. They were lovely. I love that part of CA.

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  4. I love Muir Woods, but haven't visited there for years. The parking is impossible and it gets way too crowded to enjoy the trees. Better to go out to the Russian River and Armstrong Woods or farther north.

    S words are my favorite words. Maybe I'll post on just that. :)

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    1. I was there in Nov. 2007 and we had no trouble parking. Maybe everyone was away due to the holiday - thanksgiving - which I spent on my sister's patio!

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  5. So lovely...I bet that would be a quiet fascinating trip! great 's' word...

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  6. I never knew it was a fish! I have learned something today.

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    1. I didn't know it either. I've actually learned a few things myself this month!

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  7. Adding central Argentina to my list of places I want to go. Thanks for the pictures and info!

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  8. There's also Sierra Mist :-)

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  9. I thought that shot looked familiar. The Redwoods are so overwhelmingly majestic. I can't wait to see them soon!

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  10. On one of our trips, we were fortunate to be able to sidetrack and visit the Redwoods. They are beyond majestic. Thanks for these lovely photos.

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