Category Archive: Snapshots

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

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

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

Astonishing Scale

    Astonishing Scale Travel can teach you many things. If your visual and mental awareness is keen and you are able to accept the scope of the moment, It is unavoidable to witness the astonishing scale… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Monoliths in the Sky

  Monoliths in the sky piercing the calming blue hue of the ceiling above. Only reachable by birds and the winds that propel them, the peaks stand as centuries over their realm.   photo:… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Nostalgia Beach

  Nostalgia Beach, located in the vivid corners of your memory.   Here, you worshiped the sun and bathed in the warm salty waters as the waves lapped your slowly tanning body.  It stretches… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Aging Hillside

  The aging of nature and slowly the gray has come to this hillside confirming the age of the landscape.  It verifies that the hills have aged gracefully, still holding on to beauty.  How many… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Reflecting Pool

There’s nothing more soothing than a beautiful pool.  The calming effect of  the dragonflies interacting in the green foliage of the pristine waters.  Water so clean, you can’t decipher between reality and reflection.  … Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Petrified

  We’ve all been there.  A frightening experience has rendered us helpless. Imagine being in a 9.2 earthquake, so powerful it changes the landscape. In 1964, this is what happened. The Anchorage area of Alaska… Continue reading

Photographic Review of 2015

Every year we have an idea of what the future will hold for us.  We plan the best we can to maximize our experience.  This year was no different for me.  The expeditions… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Ipanema

  The girl from Ipanema resides in this magical place full of fit bodies and beautiful women.  Ipanema is one of the most famous beaches in the world and in the summer of… Continue reading

Faith

  Faith, an intangible believe in a higher entity that guides our lives. What makes people think that there is actually a higher being that can change our lives? Without proof of a… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Nature’s Swagger

  Nature’s swagger in full display. The blooming of flowers is nature posturing and reconfirming the depth of beauty it can bring forth. The desert of California, Joshua Tree National Park, is not immune.… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Golden

The golden trail does not consist of mineral riches begging for minors to excavate its wealth. It’s your favorite trail that makes you happy and allows you to escape the day-to-day life, to… Continue reading

Alienated

I’m an alien. In my birthplace, the Philippines, I’m a foreigner not able to speak the national language of Tagalog. Although, born in the central province of Cebu, my communication skills are limited,… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Receding Glacier

The glaciers of the world have been receding. Slowly crawling back into the valleys and mountains, hiding from the world that so cruelly punishes them for no reason. The viewing platforms, solely erected for… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Hike of Grandeur

Hiking can be a long and strenuous activity. Not only is it great for your health but also a great stress reliever. It can cleanse your soul and free your mind. This particular… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Safe Harbor

The vast sea is unpredictable and at times unforgiving. Gail force winds, 30-foot tsunamis, or lightning storms can arise at anytime. Before night falls, seeking safe harbor would be a sound choice. The comfort and safety… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – The Great Outdoors

*** The great outdoors and the vast expanse of Alaska where your soul and your mind may wander.  Hike, ride, sled or paddle as far as you physically can as the outdoors has no limitations but… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Oddity of Nature

*** The oddity of cactus growing within a shadows distance from the ocean. Cliffs painted white by artists such as blue footed boobies, frigates, and penguins. “Where is this rare combination found?” you… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – A Woman Scorned

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned – William Congreve There is nothing as unpleasant as a woman who has been offended by her lover, man or woman. Her vengeful rage knows no… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Emerald Pool Waterfall

. The Emerald Pools trail is appropriately named with two beautiful pools as the focal point. If you ever make it out to Zion National Park, don’t forget to catch the view from the bottom… Continue reading

The Frolicking Swan

The swan, what all ugly ducklings aspire to be. They’re admired by all. The definition of beauty with its white plume and never with a feather out-of-place. Ever so graceful in flight or… Continue reading

Where in The World? Colonial Town Square

. Where in the world?   This square happens to be flanked by a centuries old church and opera house, along with a monument in the center which represents the region. Colonial town squares… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Exploring Paradise

. We’re all in pursuit of Paradise. What if you found it and there were no other humans to be found. Explore and savor every moment, unquestionably. But would you share it with… Continue reading

Good vs. Evil

. Good vs. Evil The concept has been around since the dawn of man. A daily struggle for all, not just in a biblical sense. For some, the devil is an addiction, be… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – The Edge

Success often forces you to the edge of your comfort level. The results can be amazing. The view is one of a kind. . (photo:  Grand Canyon, 2014) . .

Where in The World? Mountain Top Perch

. Where in the world? From my perch I have this heavenly view of an inlet. Mudflats exposed due to extreme tide shifts. Captain Cook once traversed these waters and had an impact… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Hoodoos

The Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon are a sight to behold from the rim of the canyon. They’re quite a marvel from the bottom of the canyon. ****** For more on Bryce Canyon, please see:… Continue reading

The Return

They made good on their promise to return to the country of their grandparents. Now in there teens, no longer hampered by the innocence that once hindered there perception of life. They’re able… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Copacabana

The famed Copacabana Beach. Travel along the mountains, between the high-rise architecture, and you will be rewarded by one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world. Women, don’t forget your two-piece bikinis… Continue reading

The Fields of Heaven

Where is this field of heaven? Is this the African Savanna, the American Midwest, or could it be the Pampas of Argentina. The location will surprise you and inspire you to look for your own… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – The Appointment

. The train promptly makes its appointment as we finish our excursion in Spencer Glacier and raft down river. The timing couldn’t have been better. The responsibility of transporting us back to Anchorage… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Gateway to the Amazon

The Amazon is home to half of the world’s rainforest. The home to the most biodiverse region in the world and hosts over 40,000 plant and 100,000 invertebrate species. If Brazil’s Amazon is on… Continue reading