August 8, 2019

Beautiful Summer in Missouri's rolling hills. Fields, farms & rivers.

March 29, 2019

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I'd never been to Arizona. Didn't even realize the Grand Canyon was in Arizona (not four-corners?) and for that bit of geographical ignorance I should be ashamed. But this was it -- my year to conquer my fear-of-Phoenix and hit the road with a few photo-cohorts on a week-long adventure...

December 11, 2018

I'd read it was England's playground -- where the English headed to enjoy nature's glory and get away from London. I wanted to see it for myself. We arrived in London, and after a few days there, set out on the M6 for points North. The terrain change was our first clue that we were approaching, as the highway sunk further from the ridges and hills sprung up around us. Before l...

November 12, 2018

Famed as a location for some of my favorite television shows and movies, reputed to have the best garden shows in the land, I engaged on my Cornwall journey with but one destination in mind and the willingness to explore. Oh, what a great decision that was! 

Like many of my favorite places, nothing happens fast in rural Cornwall. The roads are narrow and windy, the less beaten...

September 20, 2018

The British Natural History Museum warrants a look here, then we'll move on to the countryside ...

First off, the building is so cool, and so big, that I couldn't get it all in one or even three shots. This is a relatively new building for London, finished in 1881 if I recall correctly. I'm sure it took a very long time to build. 

Once inside, it is difficult not to notice...

September 18, 2018

London was very friendly--and it surprised me. I guess I think of big cities as being impersonal, but really, particularly where so much walking and public transportation happens, people feel inclined to show a visitor the best experiences and do not hold it against them if they are a bit lost. We got on quite well with those we engaged with, and I feel like a proper documenta...

September 17, 2018

At last, a trip to the UK. Totally dedicated to seeing this island (and maybe one or two in Scotland, but all UK), and avoiding the hassle of continent hopping, which is typical for us. We began in London. So that's where I'll start the blog.

We stayed at Bluebells in Notting Hill. It might have been a clue--within a block or two of Notting Hill Gate, we came across Churchill A...

May 4, 2018

Among my favorite things is watching seasonal change, especially when the earth warms, grass grows and the colors go from drab to green. Nothing sets off a spring day like a dark sky, rich with moisture, visible because the leaves haven't yet started to set -- there's a promise here. This old barn's bright contrast on the day drew my eye to the fresh newness of approaching war...

January 10, 2018

There is majesty in the orange sandstone that rises, spiraling to the heavens. Arches National Park was created by wind and water. The land speaks the language of time. As our boots clamber over the arid shapes, stopping to rest in pitiful shade among cactus blossoms, our eyes watch for a glimpse of the next formation, a spike, a butte, a canyon, or best of all, an arch.

December 27, 2017

Is there a place that you return to, one that "calls you home"? For me, that place is Ireland, a tiny island, in the grand scheme, that possesses a quality both intangible and solid. While there are similarities throughout, the topographic differences lie 'round every sweeping curve. Surrounded by bodies of salt water, the inland lakes are a placid reminder, a dreamy mirror, o...

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