Roche Harbor

On the northwest side of San Juan Island, off the coast of Washington State, is Roche Harbor.  The harbor is sheltered on three sides making it ideal for small pleasure craft.  Fishing, whale watching, artists and craftsman provide a resort-like atmosphere. Thought for the Day:  Where is there dignity unless there is honesty.      … Continue reading Roche Harbor

Russian Reflection

There wasn't much free time to explore St. Petersburg on foot.  But, one time the bus stopped 3-4 blocks from our destination; I felt liberated to see things on my own terms. I caught this beautiful reflection of an old building in the window of a rare modern steel and glass office building.  The old … Continue reading Russian Reflection

Sea Stars

Thousands of Sea Stars had washed ashore on Sanibel Island.  I'd never seen or heard of these before -- Star Fish yes, but never Sea Stars.  The one pictured above measures about 10-12" across, a large one; most were 6-8". What I found interesting was where they were located on the beach -- on the … Continue reading Sea Stars

Making Tracks

It was late afternoon of an early fall day.  I was walking through a local wildlife refuge called Heron Haven, located smack dab in the middle of Omaha suburbs.  I was minding my own business, just enjoying the quiet and looking for photo opportunities.  City noise was muffled in the background, still present but not … Continue reading Making Tracks

Bull Elk

I found this beautiful bull elk tending his harem near Estes Park.  It was early morning, about an hour after sunrise.  The temperature was low 40's, cold enough to see his breath when he bugled. His harem of approximately two dozen were grazing in the tall grass, aware of my presence but not bothered by it. … Continue reading Bull Elk

Jerico Law Enforcement

Jerico is in "Area A" of the West Bank, which is totally controlled by the Palestinian Authority.  While visiting, I noticed these two policemen at the end of the block.  I had read they are friendly to Westerners, non-Jewish of course, so I decided to check it out. I approached them and asked (gestured) them … Continue reading Jerico Law Enforcement

Lego Land

Is this Lego Land? No, but it's hard to imagine more Lego pieces in any one place.  Legos are an important part of this family's play time, developing creative and problem solving skills, while improving fine-motor control.  Even the dog loves the time together. A recent trip to Lego Land in Kansas City must have been like visiting a … Continue reading Lego Land

Liar!

  Say whaaat?  Does this sign make any sense?  Do you see any trees?  In the middle of Cherry County, Nebraska, known for its wide-open spaces, I came across this sign. I double-checked the map and made sure of my position.  Yup, smack dab in the middle of Cherry County.  Then, I took a 360 degree … Continue reading Liar!

Who’s Counting?

Spring break and the grandkids were out of school, so we piled in the car and headed south. Clear skies, light winds and moderate temps -- a perfect day to witness the massive spring migration of waterfowl at Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge, near Mound City, Missouri. Squaw Creek is an ideal place for the birds … Continue reading Who’s Counting?

Gobble, Gobble!

Wow, there's a face only a mother could love.  Who was the first to get up the nerve to eat that?  Something to think about while we give thanks for all of our blessings. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Thought for the Day:  Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. … Continue reading Gobble, Gobble!