Photography Blog

Through Muck and Mire to Kauai’s Secret Falls

11 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

Thai restaurants usually offer several levels of spiciness for their dishes. The first three or four options are not really spicy so as to satisfy those who can’t handle the heat, while making them think they are eating something spicy. But the last option is “Thai spicy” — code for plenty hot.

So when the tour guide told us to bring some grubby shoes for the muddy hike to Kauai’s “Secret Falls”, I figured he was preparing me for wimpy amounts of muck. Nope. This was the “Thai spicy” of mud.

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The Misty Forest Between the Vines

10 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

I say “Napa Valley”, you say…?

California’s Napa Valley is world-famous for its wine. Its sister Sonoma Valley is lesser known, but still flush with grapes that will one day travel the world by bottle. This photo gives a glimpse into the scant few miles of high country forest between the two valleys. There’s not a grapevine in sight.

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Saturday Morning Doughnuts

07 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places, Things

Even a blogger needs to take a break. So on Saturdays I’ll post simple photos from my smart phone that capture moments of life from a smaller lens. They’ll usually be unedited, and you won’t get much of a story. But you will see a bit more into my world.

This one is a peek into a 2nd generation Oswald family tradition for Saturday mornings: doughnuts.

Enjoy!

Hairy Cow Grazing the Grass of Skye

06 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

Red hair is something we’ve come to expect from the Scottish. Movies and TV shows have convinced us that most real Scots are fiery redheads. Having traveled to Scotland myself, I can debunk that myth. Though I will report that most of their cows are indeed red-headed.

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