Places

People Places 07-31-2015 Straggler in the Redwood Forest

My son William is just a couple of years old, and he’s growing every day. But he’s got a lot of catching up to do if he ever wants to get as tall as these redwoods. As you can see from this photo, he’s also got some literal catching up to do.

1 Comment
Places 07-25-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Rushing River

No need for a full post today. Smartphone Saturday means you get the best unedited, simple photos from my trusty Lumia 1020 smartphone. 41 megapixels of glory! Today’s photo comes from the South Yuba River near Truckee, CA. It was my birthday, and my friend Steve and I made the 2 hour drive up the …

3 Comments
People Places 07-23-2015 Snips and Snails

The heart of a little boy challenges him to climb a little higher, to dig a little deeper, and to see what is just around the bend. That drive for adventure is insatiable. It often results in mom gasping or clutching her chest in fear. Meanwhile, Dad roots for the little guy, albeit quietly so he doesn’t …

3 Comments
Places 07-21-2015 A Fine Outlook

The vineyard farm building was dilapidated, and threatened to collapse at any moment. The stairs leading up to the second floor were missing no less than five steps, and the lumber used to build it had taken on the dry and darkened appearance of just about any haunted house you’ve ever seen in the movies. …

1 Comment
Places 07-18-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Hapuna Beach

No time … to … type. Just posting … unedited, smartphone photo like I do … each Saturday. Gotta head … out the door! This one’s from our family trip to Hapuna Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. Unlike most of the other beaches we visited, this one offered a bit shade. That comes …

People Places 07-11-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Arthur’s Seat

Nope. No lengthy stories for you today since today is another Smartphone Saturday. A photoblogger needs a bit of rest after all! That means I’ll leave you with an unedited photo from my trusty smartphone. This vista comes to you from the top of Arthur’s Seat — a dormant volcano in the center of Edinburgh, …

Places 07-10-2015 Over the Mighty Columbia River

My day started at 3:30am. The early wake up was due to the fact that I had a 6:00am flight to Portland, Oregon to catch. Though I get the feeling that my nerves would have nudged me into the waking world early even if I didn’t have to hop a plane that day. You see, …

Places Things 07-03-2015 Ferry Crossing to Iona

We Americans are used to notion of driving anywhere we want to go. We’re accustomed to land, lots of land, stretching out over the contours of a gigantic continent. No wilderness will stop us from laying railroad track and pouring new highways to take us where we need to go. Heck, this is the home of the cross-country …

Load More