Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stewart Park NY

Stewart Park in winter
A solitary figure contemplates scenic frozen Cayuga Lake on a cold winter day at Stewart Park in Ithaca, New York. He is standing under the golden willows that grow along the shore. The sky is an intense shade of blue. Far away distant hills line the western side of the lake. This is the longest of the Finger Lakes in New York state.

This is a wonderful place to come in any season and enjoy the peace and serenity of nature.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The famous Snowcap drive in, Seligman,Az.

The place made famous by Juan Delgadillo.The town is very reminiscent of the Radiator Springs' on the movie 'Cars'.At one time it was a victim of the new interstate.Now, it attracts visitors every day who are looking for a bit of nostalgia. Check out the 'Road kill' cafe & gift shops.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monts Dore, Auvergne, France

Sunlit dandelions and a view of the Monts Dore in the Auvergne. Not far from Puy-de-Dôme and Clermont Ferrand, this is the volcanic region of France, though the volcanos have long been extinct. Puy-de-Dôme is a must-visit for it's views, and the steep winding road which has been used in the Tour de France. Monts Dore is more rugged but has the added bonus of winter ski resorts.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Budapest Hungary

Applied Arts Museum postcard
Applied Arts Museum by almawad
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Applied Arts Museum
Founded in 1872 the Applied Arts Museum ,Budapest ,Hungary is a beautiful building . A nice example of Art -Nouveau in architecture .Designed by Lechner Odon !

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Yelapa Mexico

Yelapa, always the same peaceful atmosphere no matter what the season. Yet I was still surprised to come around a corner and find this so stereo-typical Mexican scene. Almost as if they were posing for me, man and donkey have a bent knee.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sgwd Gwladys or Lady Falls waterfall

The Sgwd Gwladys or Lady Falls waterfall is on the river Pyrddin in an area of Wales known as Waterfall country. Waterfall Country is situated in a triangle formed by the villages of Hirwaun, Ystradfellte, and Pontneddfechan. Waterfall country includes the head waters of the rivers Nedd, Mellte, Pyrddin and Hepste. These rivers drain the old red sandstone mountain ranges of the Fan’s in the north and travel south through the deep V shaped wooded valleys the rivers have formed in the carboniferous limestone of the southern belt of the national park. In addition to being part of the national park, waterfall country is officially designated as a site of special scientific interest containing over 200 species of mosses, liverworts, and ferns.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lake Havasu, Az

London Bridge postcard
London Bridge by clickinchic
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The original london bridge that was reconstructed piece by piece in Lake Havasu, Az. Nightime around the holidays is a beautiful time to visit, with all the lights and festive decorations.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pitti Palace - Florence - Italy

The Pitti Palace(Palazzo Pitti) in Florence is one of the most famous palaces of Renaissance on the south of the river Arno near to Ponte Vecchio.
The Palace bought by the Medici family in 1549 was the chief residence of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.Today is fully open to the public and houses several art collections.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mariposa Grove California USA

Snow Blossoms photograph was taken during our nature wanderings through the Sierra Mountains in Northern California in Mariposa Grove outside of Yosemite National Park. These beautiful red flowers spring up just as the snow is disappearing to add color to the forest floors. We visited the Mariposa Grove in late May and were lucky that the road opened on that same day so we were able to get in and see all the wonders the grove holds. A small beauty among the giant sequoia trees, this beautiful red flower is delightful.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sunset:Negril, Jamaica Postcard

On my first trip to Negril, Jamaica I saw this stunning sunset over the water while sitting on the deck at the historical Rick's Cafe in the summer of 2007. I think I used the sunset mode setting on the camera and it helped invoke the calm I find in sunsets especially the ones near water.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sainte Enimie

Sainte Enimie, a medieval village in the spectacular Gorges du Tarn, Lozère, France. Dating from the 6th century, with steep cobbled streets, this is one of the prettiest of the many medieval villages in France. If you like history and architecture, France has it, and the great thing about that is that it doesn't have to be summer to enjoy it. As a contrast - at the other end of the gorge about 18 miles away, is the recently built motorway viaduct at Millau, the highest bridge in Europe, with (allegedly) the highest bridge towers in the world.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Chicago's Millennium Park

This photo was taken in Chicago's Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue.
The Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean because of it's bean-like shape, is a sculpture by Anish Kapoor. It is made from stainless steel and shows a beautiful reflection of the city. Visitors also enjoy going underneath the structure to see their distorted reflection, kind of like a fun house mirror.
When I shot this photo I wanted to make it look more globe-shaped just to be different.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

San Simeon, Ca

This is an old schoolhouse at San Simeon, Ca. The famous Hearst castle is nearby, also which is a definite must-see.This is a beautiful stretch of coastline to enjoy if you want to get away from the touristy hot-spots.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Angels Camp, Ca.

A charming western town made famous by Mark Twain. Also well known for the Calaveras frog jumping contest.We came here in 2000 and visited the Mark Twain cabin.Beautiful area.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Grand Canyon

Canyon Storm
This shot of a summer desert monsoon storm was taken from an off-trail hike near Eremita Mesa on the western south rim of Grand Canyon.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cherry Blossoms, Washington DC

Postcard featuring a photo of Cherry Blossoms taken in Washington DC's Tidal Basin area on my annual trip to see the blossoms in the spring of 2010.Cherry Blosssoms usually bloom for about 10 days and this was taken on on the peak bloom day. For those who do not know, the Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC were given to the US by Japan in 1912 as a sign of friendship between the two nations.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Brookside Gardens, MD

Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County, Maryland has a yearly light show for the holiday season. One of the features of the light show is a section for each season of the year - spring, summer, fall and winter. This picture shows the winter display. You can almost imagine the snowflake lights twinkling, or you could visit there yourself.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland Postcard

Postcard featuring a photograph taken on a July Saturday afternoon in Baltimore's Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland in 2006. The setting sun gave a nice glow to the scene. I had to move through the crowd on the boardwalk to get a clear shot of scene on the water.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Snowstorm in New Mexico Mountains

Twilight in late autumn in Northern New Mexico is beautiful. The quality of light there is so awesome. It's so clear!

This evening I was in a race to get home through the Sangre de Cristo mountains before that approaching blizzard caught up. The sky was so dramatic, I had to stop and photograph the clouds. It soon began pouring snow as I neared Angel Fire and the red mountain grit they put on the roads made the wet pavement shine like blood. No wonder the name Sangre de Cristo - blood of Christ.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Windsor Castle, England

My girlfriend at the time and I were on holiday in Windsor. We'd already watched the ceremonial changing of the guards and had toured the castle. Later in the afternoon we took a short river cruise up the Thames. On the way back we saw this beautiful view of the castle, dominating the skyline and the old town of Windsor. What a fantastic time we had!

Friday, September 10, 2010

British Columbia

A row of fence posts strung with barbed wire, page wire, and electric wire, topped with a fresh dumping of snow in a small rural community in southern British Columbia. Known as the Great White North, Northern parts of Canada do see a fair amount of snow during the winter season, but for those in the southern communities a white blanket of fresh snow is a welcome treat for a few days each year.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Point Betsie Lighthouse, Michigan

Point Betsie Lighthouse in northern Michigan was built in 1858 and has been beautifully restored to its WWII appearance. It's a short drive from Frankfort, Michigan and just a few miles north of the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes. In addition to checking out the lighthouse, many people kick their shoes off at the entrance to the beach and enjoy walking in the white sand. Some people even go swimming - or wading - in the cool water. Rock pickers enjoy a stop here, too, as they search for the elusive Petoskey Stone among the rounded stones lining much of the water's edge. Sailboats cross or stop right in front of Pt. Betsie too, so there's always something to see. The Nature Conservancy has a large piece of land right behind the lighthouse, providing plenty of nature to enjoy as you wait to watch the sun set over Lake Michigan.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

blue ridge mountains

As the sunsets over the blue ridge mountains in North Carolina, though beautiful to see, it gets pretty dark up there on those lonely windy roads. This photo was taken on our family road trip, as we were in our 9th state. Photo taken on June 2010.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Effingham Ontario Canada

A serene oases at "St. John's Conservation Area, Effingham Ontario Canada". Lush escarpment woodland, Carolinian forest and wetlands perched on the edge of "Short Hills Provincial Park".

Monday, September 06, 2010

Boats in the Harbour at Falmouth

Falmouth Harbour postcard
Falmouth Harbour by Seymoursimages
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Falmouth is famous for its harbour, it forms the third deepest natural harbour in the world, and the deepest in Western Europe. It is also famous for being the start or finish point of various round-the-world record-breaking voyages, such as those of Sir Francis Chichester and Dame Ellen MacArthur. The blue sky and sea shows off these bobbing white boats beautifully

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Ontario Cedar Lake Sunset

Ontario Cedar Lake Sunset, First year every fishing in Canada.
We seen sunsets the whole week, But this one was gorgeous.
Walleye in large numbers , just a little jigging and they are yours.
Just loons fish and Sunsets on the Lake for a wonderful Vacation.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Freeport, Bahamas Postcard

On a family vacation to the Islands of The Bahamas in June 2007, I spotted a pair of pretty pink Hibiscus Flowers in Freeport,Bahamas. It was taken in mid afternoon in the crowded shopping area near the hand-painted mug souvenir shop.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Dodge City, Ks

Dodge City, Ks. Boothill~ Gunsmoke fans will enjoy coming here.There is a live show outside,and gift shops & museum and the Boothill cemetary.Lots of nostalia in the museum, with some wonderful exhibits.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Empire State Building

Standing at 1050 feet, the Empire State Building is one of New York City's most famous landmarks. It was completed in 1931 and since then has had well over 100 million tourists. Although its towering height made it well known at the time it was built, what most likely put it on the map was the 1933 Hollywood film, King Kong, starring Fay Wray, which had the ape of the same name battling fighter planes while hanging off its spire.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Arches National Park near Moab, Utah

It's a hot August day in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. What I love about Arches, and the Southwest in general, is how foreign much of the terrain looks compared to the green rolling mountains to which I'm accustomed. The light is severe, the rock formations alien, and you can see the horizon and largely uninterrupted sky. This view through the North Window arch is one of my favorite photos I've ever taken.

The rock that forms the lower right of the North Window arch fills nearly half the frame on the diagonal. To its left, white puffy clouds dominate the blue sky that fills the upper portion of the photograph. A strip of desert full of green scrub brush and distant rock formations takes up the lower left corner of the shot.