Snapshot Sunday – Again and Again

  Again and Again   When you love something so much, you want it over and over.. again and again. When you’ve found a part of the world you truly enjoy, you make… Continue reading

Time, Elusive Time

    Time, Elusive Time   How often do we reflect upon life and ask ourselves “what is the most important commodity in our lives.” Most will answer with material things such as… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Shady Tree

  Shady Tree   In the vast Savanna of the Rift Valley, a shady tree can be your best friend. The heat can make the grassy fields appear to be on fire. Under… Continue reading

Palm Springs Tram and Alpine Forest

      Palm Springs is a popular destination in the California desert. It offers multiple activities and attractions  for people from Southern California to flock to this city on weekends and some… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Ghostly Figures

  Ghostly Figures    For those who believe in the paranormal, anything is possible. The deceased roam the world, caught in purgatory, unable to enter heaven. Existing in the same world they once inhabited… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Desert Timber

  Desert Timber   In a sea of sand the occasional tree sprouts. Does it know it’s fight for survivor is fleeting? Yet, it reaches for the sun. The same sun that hinders… Continue reading

Live Oak and The Monastery

  Live Oak Trail and the Monastery   As many hikes do, this one started early. After a short drive to Trabuco Canyon I met my Sherpa, Harish, and the rest of my… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Hilltop Hitching Post

  What a beautiful hilltop hitching post and me with no horse. A great place to rest, replenish my energy with a protein barn and rehydrate for the hike down the trail. But… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Golden Zanzibar

  Golden Zanzibar Zanzibar is beautiful in the daylight. The view in the clear blue waters isn’t bad either. But, definitely, don’t miss the sunset as the dhows dart across the horizon and darkness blankets… Continue reading

Trail Flowers

  Trail Flowers Hiking can be a grueling form of exercise and so time-consuming if your trail is of the longer variety. Recently, I’ve been doing more local hikes in the Orange County area… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Gift shop and more

  Gift shops are commonly viewed with disdain for selling useless items. These shops can be the life blood of small towns around the world who depend on them, economically. Realistically, they’re vital… Continue reading

Lovable

  Lovable He’s not a model of beauty by any means. His character, charm and quick wit will be missed by all if judged solely by his appearance.  He’s one you’ll keep in… Continue reading

SnapShot Sunday – Faded

  Faded A life full of long days filled with strenuous work, moving dirt and boulders around the worksite have taken its toll. This little bulldozer has seen better days and it wears its… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Floral Endowment

      The maker gave us flowers to remind us of the beauty that can come from this, sometimes, cruel world. The nectar of flowers gives bees sustenance and a foundation for their honeycombs.  This… Continue reading

Tale of Mountain Lions and The East Ridge Trail

  The East Ridge Trail of Caspers Wilderness Park is definitely not a difficult or advance hike. The park is located in Orange County, California, at the foot of the Cleveland National Forest. The beauty… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Lily Pad Crowned Beautiful

  Lily Pad Crowned Beautiful Water so clean it’s unnoticeable to the eye and the lily pads appear to be floating. The surroundings so pristine a frog would be proud to hop from… Continue reading

Love’s True Stripes

    Love’s True Stripes It’s said that love knows no bounds, a colorless emotion that can control lives. A level of adornment equal to the worship of deity. For some, its elusive as… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Chasing Waterfalls

  Chasing waterfalls The explorers looked for new passages and conquistadors lusted for gold with the same enthusiasm as todays travelers chasing waterfalls. They are said to be the legendary source of rainbows.  Waterfalls exude power while… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Aging of History

  Aging of History, a redundant statement but one to be heeded. The beautiful become worn and the powerful weaken with age. The ruins of Cahal Pech in Belize was once a symbol of the… Continue reading

Sadness

    Sadness, an emotion associated with a feeling of disadvantage, despair, grief, or sorrow through an experience of pain or loss. Not to be confused with depression which arise from unclear reasons. Sadness… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Glow of Sunset

Glow of Sunset A beautiful day of 70 degree weather and not a cloud in the sky. Newly bloomed flowers cover the desert floor, a site so rare, it only happens every few years. The… Continue reading

Expedition Africa Reflected

    Expedition Africa As I planned my trip to Africa, I knew it would be one to remember for the rest of my life. It turned out to be a life changing event… Continue reading

Cultural Light of South Africa

   March 19th, 2016        I had arrived in the last country of my four-country tour of Africa exhausted and longing for the comforts of home. Living out of a suitcase and traveling… Continue reading

Hiking Hell’s Gate, Kenya

  Hell’s Gate, Kenya The name evokes the images of somewhere hot and deadly. An African wilderness filled with top of the food chain predators. Hell’s Gate National Park in Kenya should be renamed… Continue reading

Skeleton Coast and the Namib Desert

           The 2nd half of my safari in Namibia was another long drive through the world’s oldest desert and the Skeleton Coast of Namibia. It was time to leave Etosha National… Continue reading

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park During my visit to Namibia I decided to do a safari that would allow me to see most of the country. The safari began in the capital city of Windhoek and… Continue reading

Sandboarding Namibia

    Sandboarding is a recreational activity, an extreme sport, much like snowboarding but less widely available. It’s difficult to build a lift in the sand dunes making sandboarding less available. With all regards, it… Continue reading

Jozani Forest & The Red Colubus Monkey

    The only national park on the Zanzibar archipelago is the Jozani National Park. It’s a dense coastal rainforest along with mangroves and salt marsh, home to hundreds of species of flora and… Continue reading

Maasai, Once Fierce Warriors

    The Maasai of the Rift Valley are famously known to be fierce warriors and were deserving of that moniker. So powerful at war, the British never tried to pacify them in fear… Continue reading

The Legend of Zanzibar

    The Legend of Zanzibar   Once upon a time… the Sea said to the Queen of Sheba while at sea “promise you’ll return again”. She threw her pearl necklace into the sea… Continue reading

Sunkissed Zanzibar

  Zanzibar conjures the imagination, a destination once reserved for explorers like Dr. Livingston. A word you would come to associate with James Bond and other worldly souls. Zanzibar is an Archipelago in… Continue reading

Lake Nakuru, Kenya, Africa

    March 9,2016 Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its thousands of flamingos, at least it used to be. Many of these birds have moved and favored other lakes. During my visit,… Continue reading

Eden of Africa, Maasai Mara

  The Maasai Mara bares many names, one that I’ve composed myself is “Eden”. The reserve is a haven for many animals, some passing through for the great migration. This sanctuary is a perfect… Continue reading

Sunrise in Africa

  The golden hour of sunrise and the exotic location of the Serengeti, that’s the combination every person desires. An eye-popping vista worth the agonizing lengthy plane ride and whatever expense was giving… Continue reading

Teleported to The Maasai Mara

    Today I awoke as a child, the same child that lacked the opportunity to travel. The same child that traveled vicariously through National Geographic and Wild Kingdom and other nature shows. Today… Continue reading

Expedition Africa

  Expedition Africa “Why Africa?” is the question I’ve been commonly asked since I publicly announced my trip to Africa.  The reasons are purely for self discovery. I want to experience the Africa I saw… Continue reading