Tag Archive: art

Hearst Castle

  If you wish to travel through time and catch a glimpse of the “gilded age”, then Hearst Castle maybe just what you are looking for. The castle is now a National Historic… Continue reading

Bangkok, City of Temples

  Bangkok is one of the premier travel destinations of South East Asia, or the world, for one reason or another. The city seems to have what you’re looking for. The city is… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – The Shore

  The Shore   Hug the shores, let others try the deep. – Virgil Man Cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.  -Andre Gide  … Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Three Wise Monkeys

  Three Wise Monkeys see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil. They go about there lives with enjoyment, swinging from tree to tree, enjoying the fruits of the forest. From… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Shimmering Sunset

  Shimmering Sunset   The golden hour, the end of another day. No matter how awful it was it will always end with magic. The lucky few enjoying the end of the day… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Succulent Beauty Inspires

     Succulent Beauty Inspires   In a world full of despair, it’s hard to find a silver lining. Social and political conflicts hang over our lives like a gloomy cloud lingering in… 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

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

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

Weir Canyon Trail

  If you haven’t noticed, I’ve made more of an effort to hike my local trails and there isn’t one more local than the Weir Canyon Trail.  The trailhead for this loop is only two miles from… 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

Oak Canyon, Enchanting Forest of Middle Earth

The enchanted forest of middle earth is a place of wonder and amazing flora. A forest consisting of centuries-old trees, some able to walk and talk like humans. Fairies, elves, dwarfs, and hobbits… 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 – 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

A Tale Of Caution

The boat, run aground on the reef, is a constant reminder of the perils of every day life. Even in calm waters and ideal tropical conditions, keep your sense of awareness at its… 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

Serenity and The Lake Shrine

Serenity is the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled. There’s a location in Southern California that grants these feelings. The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is a ten-acre site with a spring fed lake and… 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

I’m Lost

*** I’ve struck aground. For the most part my path has been laid out. From the pool beneath the waterfall, following the river down to the great wide sea. It hasn’t been easy,… 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

Getty Villa

Jean Paul Getty, founder of Getty Oil Company, was an avid collector of art and antiquities. His collection totaled to approximately $2.7 billion in 2014. His collection was left to the J. Paul… 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

Snorkeling Casino Point

. The premier snorkeling spot in Southern California is Casino Point on the island of Santa Catalina, twenty miles from the city of Long Beach. The Catalina Casino is the iconic structure of… Continue reading

Santa Catalina Island

On one’s birthday, it’s a common tradition to do something you enjoy. What if travel was your biggest joy but you recently had an extended holiday? It’s definitely an issue. In previous years I… 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

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 Awakening, San Ignacio Belize

It was a long day of traveling the night before and I was looking forward to sleeping in as I had no set plans today. Imagine being awoken at 5:30 in the morning… Continue reading

Middle Earth, Quito Ecuador

Middle earth is the land of hobbits, orcs and elves living in a constant struggle between good versus evil. This is the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien but on this planet, middle earth is… Continue reading

In The Shadow of Charles Darwin, The Galapagos

  Charles Darwin once visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835 and he was so intrigued by the flora and fauna of the islands he further studied the animal species, specifically the finch, and… Continue reading

My Portal Through Time and the Alaska Experience

1,000 years ago the Roman Empire split into the Eastern and Western empires and China was on its way to becoming a nation. The Tasmanian wolf terrorized the island. The dodo bird ruled… Continue reading

A Ride on Misty Mountain

The night before,  it rained and made the Chugach Mountains misty and damp this morning. The clouds clung to the hillsides  the morning we scheduled our Mustang ride. After a short drive from… Continue reading

La Isla Bonita, San Pedro, Belize

Last night I dreamt of San Pedro Just like I’d never gone, I knew the song A young girl with eyes like the desert It all seems like yesterday, not far away [Chorus:]… Continue reading