Ready for Take-Off

Black Swallowtail butterflies arrive late in the summer. But with cooler weather on the horizon, I think this guy is taking off ... for good. Thought for the Day: Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it … Continue reading Ready for Take-Off

Symmetry

Storz Fountain Court - Joslyn Art Museum The Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE has something for everyone. Noted for its premier collection of 19th and 20th century American and European artists, it also has works by Veronese, Titian, Rembrandt and El Greco from the 16th and 17th century. Other areas of interest include impressive … Continue reading Symmetry

Oh! Deer Me!

Young Doe I was surprised as she was. Our eyes met simultaneously and the realization of what we saw froze us both. The young doe seemed more curious than afraid, no flight instinct was apparent. She just stood there while I took several pictures, as if modeling for the paparazzi. After a while she sauntered … Continue reading Oh! Deer Me!

Newfound Gap

Newfound Gap is a route through the Appalachian Mountains, located on US Highway 441 on the Tennessee-North Carolina border. The Appalachian Trail passes through this same point. At an elevation of 5,048 feet, it is the lowest mountain pass through the Appalachians. This photo was taken at 3 PM. Thought for the Day: The man … Continue reading Newfound Gap

Vernon, France

Castle Ruins Walking around the charming village of Vernon, France I found the remains of a medieval castle wall and tower. Surrounded by gardens now, it was a pretty sight. The old town center is near the Seine River, where it's been since William the Conqueror marched through. It was an easy walk from the … Continue reading Vernon, France

Helsinki Cathedral

Helsinki's skyline is dominated by the Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral.  It rests on a hilltop overlooking the harbor, city centre and state government buildings. Completed in 1852, it was named the Church of St. Nicholas, but after Finland's independence from Russia in 1917 it was known as the Great Church.  When the Lutheran Diocese of Helsinki … Continue reading Helsinki Cathedral

Glacier Point at Sunset

I hung around all day at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park to photograph the sunset. Not so great, is it. No, but the thermal inversion made for a spectacular shot.  The thick cloud layers below my feet looked like a giant feather bed inviting me to jump.  The crazy guy on the rock must … Continue reading Glacier Point at Sunset