Welcome to our new house. Make yourself at home; have a seat. Thought for the Day: I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.Henry David Thoreau
Eggs laid July 3, 2022 A Painted Turtle chose our beach to lay her eggs. My neighbor witnessed the laying and built a box with a screen top to protect the eggs from raccoons. Incubation is 80-90 days, A long wait. Thought for the Day: Nature is slow, but sure; she works no faster than … Continue reading Turtle Eggs
Young Doe, 2017 I came across this scene in mid-May at Yosemite, NP. This young doe was more curious than afraid, and the beautiful array of wild flowers made it a special "catch". Thought for the Day: Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. Henry David Thoreau
Siesta Key Mailbox The beautiful bougainvillea in full bloom caught my attention in a quiet neighborhood of Siesta Key, FL. But, the mailbox through the wall is what kept my attention. The driveway entrance to the property is 50' to my left, and the wall continues to my right as well. The house inside the … Continue reading What!?
Florida Palm Trees Just returned from Florida. When the sun is shining, the skies are a brilliant Azure Blue. But, just a few clouds would make the sky more interesting. Thought for the Day: A sky without clouds is like a meadow without flowers.Henry David Thoreau
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
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
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!
Bzzzzzzzz Just watching a bee for a short while will make you tired. Never staying in one place too long, wings working faster than 1,000 beats per second and bouncing from one flower to the next, the bee is always in motion. Observe a bee for a short time and the phrase "busy as a … Continue reading Busy Bee
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
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'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
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