Tuesday, November 30, 2010


You're likely to see a few of these colorful, collared lizards at Caprock Canyons,in Quitaque,Tx. It's a great place to spend a weekend, if you're into hiking, or just want to kick back a little. There's a lake for those who like to fish or swim, and campgrounds & plenty of trails to enjoy nature, up close.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, CA

This shot was taken at dawn at the Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, CA. You can see the brilliant colors in the light of dawn, with the horizon in the background. You can go to Baylands to see a small bird sanctuary, feed some ducks, or rent a kayak. I like this location because it actually includes a small piece of the San Francisco Bay.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

between Blythe & Palm Springs

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Chiriaco Az. Postcard by clickinchic
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Chiriaco Summit & the Gen. Patton museum is halfway between Blythe & Palm Springs, in the Coachella valley.The museum has an impressive amount of WWII memorabilia. This view is through the windows of the chapel on the museum grounds. Temperatures can be seering in the summer, so be prepared.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Molly Malone and Wheelbarrow Monument, Dublin, Ireland

A statue in Dublin, Ireland, cast in bronze to celebrate the city's millennium in 1987 features Molly Malone, a beautiful fishmonger who plied her trade on the streets of Dublin, but who died young of a fever. This statue is known locally as "The Tart With The Cart", "The Dish With The Fish", "The Trollop With The Scallop(s)", "The Dolly With the Trolley", and "The Flirt in the Skirt".

Friday, November 26, 2010

Winter Fence and Church

This postcard creates a classic rural winter feeling...a fenced field and the country church just over the hill. The sky is blue against the pure white snow. This photo was taken in Van Etten, New York, which is in the hills just south of the Finger Lakes Region.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Snow in the Alps, Switzerland

Thawing snow on ground cover on a high alpine pasture in the Swiss Alps in Europe, as Winter turns to Spring with a snow peaked mountain range in the background.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

St Ives, Cornwall, England

Picturesque scene of the harbour in St Ives, Cornwall, England. Taken on a sunny day showing the true turquoise green of the sea and the houses all layered together on the hillside. A popular UK seaside resort.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mountain View, CA

This was taken at Shoreline Park, here in Mountain View, CA. I got up early to take some sunrise shots. I passed the lake on my way to my intended setup spot and saw this tableau. The nearby pier looks very lonely indeed, as the lake is shrouded in mystery by the fog.

Shoreline Park is built on an old toxic dump site. You can find jackrabbits, as well as a wide variety of avian life here. At night you can also find raccoons and skunks if you're so inclined. The park is also located next to Shoreline Ampitheater, a popular venue for concerts.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lincoln, New Mexico

Lincoln, New Mexico is a wonderful place to visit if you love history.This postcard view is seen through the window of the historical Lincoln county courthouse, where Billy the kid was held before making his famous escape.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lake Chelan is in central Wa

Lake Chelan is in central Wa.,nestled in the beautiful Cascades national forest.The lake is Washinton's largest, natural lake & is very deep, with a maximum depth of 1,486 ft. The beauty of this area attracts people from all over.Take the 'Lady of the Lake', a spacious boat with large,open deck to Stehekin,a mountain village accessible only by boat.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Washington Monument, Washington, DC

People come from all over the country to see our Nation's Capital, Washington DC. The monuments are a sight to see both during the day and at night. This picture of the Washington Monument was taken at sunset on a cold, winter day. While you may need a coat for your sightseeing, you can warm up when you return to the metro station for your trip back.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Modern Dublin Tram, Dublin, Ireland

Luas, the Dublin street level light railway, or tram, carrying passengers on the streets of Dublin. The Irish word 'Luas' means 'speed' and these trams are noted for their lack of it. Capable of 70 km per hour, pedestrian and passenger safety is assured by a lower more sedate speed.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lahaina Sunset

After a hard day of being tourists in Lahaina, on the island of Maui in Hawaii, we kicked back on the terrace outside our room at the Garden Gate Bed & Breakfast, and enjoyed the sunset. With our feet on the railing, and drinks in hand, we sat mesmerized by the wake of a lone catamaran skmimmimng on the golden shimering ocean waters before the island of Lanai.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kickin' back in Vallejo. Ca.

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We were at 6 flags Marine world in Vallejo, and saw this relaxed monkey.Vallejo is a beautiful place to visit, with their mild summer temperatures & lots of sights to see. It's in the San Francisco bay area, on the northeastern shore of San Pablo Bay.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Holy Thorn Hawthorn, Glastonbury.

This is an image created from a photograph taken of the "Holy Thorn". This hawthorn is a subject of some of the great myths and legends surrounding Glastonbury. The hawthorn stands on Wirral Hill in Glastonbury, Somerset, England.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gasparilla Island, Florida

These beautiful banyan trees, forming an arch over Banyan Street in Boca Grande (on Gasparilla Island, Florida), invited me in to explore their mysteries.
They stand in rows along both sides of the street, offering shade and relief from the beach and the hot sun. The lovely curves of their trunks, in soft shades of browns and grays, form shapes that start to look like creatures believed, in Philippine Mythology, to inhabit these trees.
Banyan trees are considered sacred in Hinduism, a symbol of eternal life. It is believed that Buddha achieved enlightenment while sitting under a banyan tree.
To me they are magical, and will always be my favorite tree.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Moriarty, New Mexico

I took this photo about 3 weeks into what would become a 7 month long cross country road trip. When I was looking for something to do between Moriarty, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada; my brother suggested Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook, Arizona. The park was absolutely amazing. I would love to go back and spend more time there.

Desert grasses angle across the lower left of the photo. Sand spans the next wedge to the distant striated hills on the horizon. A cloudy sky tops the photograph. My waving shadow self-portrait rises from the bottom of the frame.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic

Colourful houses and narrow streets in the world heritage site of Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic. The medieval town is situated on a rocky hill, almost surrounded by a bend in the river Vltava and is dominated by a huge castle with an ornately painted tower. Some parts of the town date back to the 13th century.

It really is an attractive place for tourists - steeped in history, wonderful riverside restaurants (and good Czech beer of course). White water rafting is popular on the river, and the weirs have special channels for the canoes and rafts.

Many of the houses fell into disrepair during the communist era, and have only been renovated in the last twenty years or so - they certainly look a picture now!

Friday, November 12, 2010

A House in the Auvergne, France

A typical town house in the Auvergne a mountainous plateau region in the centre of France known internationally for its charcuterie and mineral water

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Washington, D.C,

Each winter, the White House is covered in festive red bows and lights for the Christmas season. The National Christmas Tree is another popular attraction nearby. This picture was taken from the heart of Washington, D.C, in front of the White House. It's a cold walk to see the sights of D.C. at night, but the metro is a comfortable and warm way to travel.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tioga Pass, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

After driving through Yosemite National Park, you reach the Tioga Pass of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This pass is the highest highway pass in the state of California. The Sierra Nevada Mountains are cold and snowy nearly all year long, and this pass can be closed during the winter due to heavy snow. When it is open, there are several cafes and diners to duck into for a cup of coffee and slice of homemade pie.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

A beautiful bridge in Dublin, named after the famous Irish writer Samuel Beckett, connecting Dublin Docklands to the North of the City across the River Liffey. The bridge was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, built in Holland, and shipped as a prefabricated structure by sea from Rotterdam to Dublin in 2009.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Hochkönig - Salzburg - Austria

The peak and mountains of Hochkönig, meaning "High King", in the Salzburg region of Austria. The peak is the highest in that area at 2,941 m (9,649 ft) and part of the Berchtesgaden Alps. In this photo, the top is shrouded in cloud, while on the meadows below are grazing cattle and a wooden cabin.

Although Berchtesgaden is in Germany, it's right on the border with Austria, so gives it's name to the mountains. In fact, from some viewpoints on the German side, you can see Salzburg itself and the Salzbach river. Like most of the area, it's popular with skiers in winter, and climbers and hikers in summer.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Cayucas, Ca.

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A beautiful stretch of beach to visit if you want to get away from the tourist crowds.Cayucus is a charming town and an antique lovers paradise. There are many weekend home rentals offered overlooking the ocean,many with steps leading right down to the beach.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Wheaton, Illinois

It was almost as if these goats knew I was going to take their picture.
I walked over to the barn with my camera and they all lined up, as if they were having a family portrait done. Want to visit these goats yourself? Vist the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton, Illinois. (http://www.cosleyzoo.org/, another link if you want it Shopa). The zoo is open year-round. Admission is $3 for adults over 17, $2 for seniors 55+ and free for children under 17 and to residents of Wheaton. Take a visit with the family to see all the animals and enjoy a nice lunch from the concession stand.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City.

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC postcard
Brooklyn Bridge, NYC by Kendog6
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The Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883 and connects Manhattan to Brooklyn. It is a toll-free bridge with a pedestrian walkway and 3 lanes of traffic in each direction. Definitely a must-see if you visit New York, as it is one of our more elegant landmarks.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Arches National Park near Moab, Utah

Desert Silhouette postcard
Desert Silhouette by RocklawnArts
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Five days into a cross country drive, I arrived at Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. I took this photo near Double Arch. The blue sky and clouds were so impressive, I decided to photograph the rock formation in silhouette.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Lake Amistad in Del Rio, TX

Prickly Pear Cactus postcard
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Prickly pear cactus. This picture was taken at Lake Amistad in Del Rio, TX. The little window in the cactus caught my eye and encouraged me to pay a bit more attention to the sights and sounds of my childhood home.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Damascus overview at night

This print shows Damascus, the capital of Syria, at night. The night shot was taken from the top of Mount Qasiyon (Jabbal Qasiyon). In the center of the image you can see the biggest traffic circle Al-Umawiyeen Square.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Harbison Chapel, Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania

This is a picture of beautiful Harbison Chapel from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Grove City is an old-fashioned, scenic college town, lovely in all seasons. Many of the college students that attend Grove City College get married in this chapel. If you visit Grove City, you should also check out the outlet mall which is one of the largest in the state.