Monday, August 30, 2010

Cayuga Lake Bench NY

Cayuga Lake Bench
How peaceful this couple seemed, sitting on a shady bench on a hot summer day in Taughannock Falls State Park in Ulysses, New York, admiring lovely Cayuga Lake and enjoying the gentle breeze. An overhanging willow branch provided dappled shade. The grass was a lovely shade of green and there were a few clouds in the blue sky.

This postcard conveyed the serenity of the day.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Moro Bay CA

If you want to eat some delicious seafood, head for Moro Bay. We came here often during the appx. 22 yrs. we lived in Ca. From June through Dec. are scheduled many events that visitors would enjoy. There are also nature trails nearby.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cultus Lake

Cultus Lake is a fairly large recreational lake in a small community of the same name, on the outskirts of Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada. In the summer months the lake is buzzing with activity - pleasure boats of all sizes pull waterskiers and tubers behind them, small fishing skiffs and pontoon boats with families sport fishing, and hundreds of sunbathers crowd the beaches. During the fall and winter months it is much quieter, with just the odd person walking their dog or enjoying the spectacular fall color.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Korean Tree

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This photo was taken we went on a family trip to Korea last year. It was late winter, early spring and the trees which were still bare were on the cusp of rebirth. This shot was taken as the sun was setting as we were making our way back to the hotel.

Fishing on Cayuga Lake

Fishing on Cayuga Lake
Two fishermen are alone with the vast blue sky and lovely clear Cayuga Lake. The photo was taken at Taughannock Falls State Park in New York State. I think this postcard conveys a feeling of great peace and serenity.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Napoleonic era fortification

Photo taken from Bovisand's third beach. Fort Bovisand is a beautiful listed Napoleonic era fortification, standing proudly on a promontory east of Plymouth Sound, UK. It's one of the Palmerston forts, built as part of the coastal defences.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Makapu'u Lighthouse, HI

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Makapu'u Lighthouse, windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Shot just before the the day turned to night.

Access to the lighthouse is restricted but entry to the coastal lighthouse path can be gained with a little hiking/climbing. Once on the path turning the last bend reveals an awesome sight as the lighthouse towers in front of the vast blue ocean beyond.

If you ever find yourself on the island of Oahu visiting Makapu'u lighthouse I'd definitely recommend looking around a bit and seeing if you can find a trail leading around gates and fences to the lighthouse path.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Paradise Island

This is a postcard of Paradise Island, just off the coast of the Dominican Republic. This island is tiny as it is just a sandbar in the middle of the sea! The only thing there is a little wooden hut and some tourist who visit for the day for some good snorkelling. It was a beautiful place with it's white sand and blue sea, my idea of heaven!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah is a small town home to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Outdoor enthusiasts flock here for the hiking and biking. This iconic shot of a desert butte was taken outside of the Sorrel River Ranch at sunset.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Brewster, Wa

Brewster, Wa. is a beautiful little town in the Okanogan valley,about an hr. from the Canadian border.Life here is slower paced, & if you enjoy places that aren't overly populated, this is for you. The town is almost surrounded on all sides by the Columbia river.In the spring, cherry blossoms are everywhere.Some of the worlds best apples are raised here Happy Activities to enjoy here are the boat races held in July. This is the area I grew up in & still visit often.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Welland Ship Canal

Boardwalk along the recreational waterways of the historical Welland Ship Canal and Main St. lift bridge, Welland Canada. This pathway leads to an aquaduct where the Welland River flows beneath the Welland Canal which has led to the formation of Merritt Island.

Friday, August 20, 2010

St. Augustine Beach FL

You can't resist the beauty of the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. As the dawn breaks, the beachwalkers show up and the sandpipers start their breakfast dance! It's so funny to watch them skitter right into the waves as little packs - they synchronize their movements so well. This is the beach of St. Augustine Beach - an island on the northwest coast of Florida. It's well worth a visit and everyone there is so friendly!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Appalachian Mountains

7 Springs Resort is a fantastic place to observe autumn color in southwestern Pennsylvania. This picture of the Appalachian Mountains covered with fall-colored trees was taken from within the resort. During fall time, the resort also features Autumnfest weekends where you can buy local crafts, drink hot cider, and take a ski lift to see the scenery.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada mtn. range in the San Joaquin Valley.This was taken above Camp Nelson, from Dome rock. This scene holds special memories for me, as we had a cabin up near there for about 8 yrs.Camp Nelson offers rental cabins & camping, as well as 2 small stores, 2 gift shops, & a wonderful restaurant, which; often times affords you a dinner-side view of deer HappyA great time to visit is during Mtn. festival time,which is in May.Live bands, as well as food & craft booths are set up. One of the most beautiful mtn. ranges in my opinionHappyTake Hwy 190 from Springville, Ca.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Taughannock Falls NY

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Taughannock Falls

This amazing waterfall in upstate New York's Taughannock Falls State Park plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge. The powerful water pounds the pool below and creates an amazing mist. It is located in Ulysses, New York along the western shore of beautiful Cayuga Lake.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Museum of Islamic Art

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Museum of Islamic Art
Court with fountains . Museum of Islamic Art It is a very special one located on a small man made and island in Doha , Qatar and designed by architect I. M. Pei.Original photo by Alma Wad .

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Black Butte.

The log cabin sits on top of Black Butte. It is the private residence for the forest service people who serve as fire lookouts for my area. No roads, just a two mile uphill hiking trail makes this accessible. On a clear day the Cabin has views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Three Finger Jack, and the Three Sisters, Black Butte Ranch, and more.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Matsumoto Castle, Nagano Japan

Matsumoto Castle, originally called Fukashi Castle, was built in 1504 in Nagano, Japan, still maintains its original wooden interiors and external stonework. It's one of Japan's finest historic castles. It is listed as a National Treasure of Japan.

This photo was taken in April 2009 while on vacation in Japan.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Tx. Old cadillacs buried nosedown by the eccentric Stanley Marsh.Visitors come from all over & are allowed to spray paint graffiti on the old cars.My son had one of his graduation pictures taken here

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ohiopyle State Park

Ohiopyle State Park in southwest Pennsylvania is lovely to visit in fall. This picture shows the rapids of the Ohiopyle River surrounded by fall color. The closest city to Ohiopyle State Park is Pittsburgh, and it is easily accessible from Interstate 70.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fisherman's Terminal in Seattle, WA

Fisherman's Terminal in Seattle, WA. This is one of my favorite places to hang out on a summer afternoon with my camera. The rustic charm, the reflections, local color and tourists, shops, and seafood can keep an artist inspired for hours.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Peak District National Park, North of England

Sheep in the Peak District National Park, North of England.

The national park extends north of Derbyshire and covers parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Yorkshire. Close to Manchester and Sheffield it is claimed to be the second most visited national park in the world.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

While your traveling...Back at home

Ever wonder if your dog really misses you when you're gone? He does! Even lying in his favorite spot in the sun, he's so sad and lonely. He knows you've gone on a car ride without him and the hours will drag until you return!

This is my friend's rescue dog. We think he has a lot in common with Carolina Dingo dogs! He has personality and then some.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Mackinac Bridge

Fireworks always blaze and sparkle over the Mackinac Bridge every 4th of July! The beautiful Big Mac links the Upper and Lower Penninsulas of Michigan, so people can watch from both sides of the bridge. People were picnicking and enjoying a lovely summer evening when I was there for the 50th Anniversary of the Big Mac in 2008. To celebrate the occasion, I created this collage photo of the fireworks. If only you could hear them and smell the freshness of Up North, too!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Spider Lake MN

Sun Shining on the reeds along shore. On Spider Lake MN.
Surrounded by the beautiful Chippewa National Forest. Miles of undeveloped Shore line. The lake is nearly 4 miles long and offers fishermen numerous opportunities to catch walleye, Muskie, , largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, perch, bluegill and sunfish. A very peaceful place to rest relax and recharge. Minnesota Land of 10,000.00 Lakes.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Welland Canada

Canada geese swimming on the recreational waterways of the historical Welland Ship Canal. This is the downtown core of Welland Canada. In the summer evenings people gather to enjoy the outdoor Illuminaqua Show which is held on the banks of the canal when the canal is lit up with floating fire pots.

Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sounion Greece

This dramatic sunset shot of the Temple of Poseidon was taken in Cape Sounion Greece. Cape Sounion is a small town overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Finger Lakes of New York

The hills surrounding the Finger Lakes of New York state are alive with color in autumn. This photo was taken on a dirt road in Van Etten, New York, just south of Cayuga Lake. Follow this country road down into the autumn woods. The fall foliage is beautiful! The hill is painted with brilliant colors of red, orange, yellow, gold and green.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Yellowstone National Park

Bison in Yellowstone National Park. Awesome animals and fascinating to watch. There's so much to see there that a weeks isn't near enough and there's a peace to the whole atmosphere.