Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is Beauty. This is a difficult one to choose only a few photos, for the Earth is full of beauty, natural and manmade! So I am going to choose some of my favorite “beauties” from my photo collection. Beauty of a sunset: Rio de Janeiro, from […]Read More A Photo a Week: The Beauty of…
Lens-Artists’ photo challenge this week is: BIG Can Be Beautiful Too! Denali – Tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere (Denali National Park, Alaska, 2016) American Eagle Roller Coaster made out of Legos, using 14,500 Lego bricks with 9,300 feet of track (Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 2017) Big statue being carved out of rock […]Read More BIG Can Be Beautiful!
Bren at Ryan Photography has a weekly challenge “Photo for the Week” and this week the theme is country roads. I decided to focus on country roads in the mountains from our trip out west and on Route 66 in May/June.Read More Photo for the Week: Mountain Country Roads
Frank Jansen at Dutch Goes the Photo has a Tuesday Photo Challenge. This week the topic is wind. Depending on how it’s pronounced it’s either a noun or a verb. Here are a few of each. Glacier winding down a mountain at Glacier Bay National Park, AlaskaAt Glacier Bay National Park, a steward came around […]Read More Tuesday Photo Challenge: Winding & Windy
I am participating for the first time in a challenge on Ragtag Daily Prompt. Today’s prompt is serried. I remember this word because it comes from the Latin root “serra” (in Spanish, “sierra” which means mountain range). What comes to mind when I think of this word are mountains, bread cutting knives and leaves. Pine […]Read More RDP #33: Serried
Saturday. Feb. 3. 2018 Today, our first full day in Tanzania, I awoke to a loud, animal sound, “Brau, brau, brau, brau, brau, brau, brau!” I didn’t know what it was but found out it was one of the colobus monkeys that hangs around our lodgings, Rivertrees Country Inn. I got lost looking for the […]Read More Tanzania Safari Journal: A hike and a drive in Arusha National Park
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is the letter M, with two m’s in the word. memoirs summit (Denali) national monument (Devil’s Tower, WY) modem mushrooms mammal momentum/movement (Women’s March in Chicago, Jan. 21, 2017) Mmmmmm!Read More CFFC: Mmmmm!
On our cruise to Alaska last year, we took a boat tour through an area called “Misty Fjords.” At times the surface of the water was so still that it was hard to tell where the land ended and the reflection in the water started. This is my first time as a participant in the […]Read More Weekend Reflections: Misty Fjords, Alaska
August 31, 2016 We didn’t have anything scheduled today until an interpretive hike at 5:30 pm. We went to Karstens – a restaurant at the McKinley Chalet Resort – for breakfast and I ordered the continental buffet for $13.00 (Full buffet, which Dale got, was $18.00). I was in the mood for oatmeal, which I […]Read More Alaska 2016: The Visitors’ Center & Sled Dogs of Denali
Monday, August 29, 2016 Today we had a 9-hour train ride from Anchorage to Holland America Line’s resort north of Denali National Park. The train was also a collaborative effort between Alaska Rail and HAL. This train was called the McKinley Express. We were seated in a specific car in assigned seats on the upper […]Read More Alaska 2016: By Train and ATV to Denali