Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pacific Coast, Hwy 1, USA

Beautiful lupine growing on one of the most scenic stretches of road at 'Ragged Point', along the Pacific coastal Hwy 1. With sheer 400 ft. drops, & awesome views; this stretch of coastline has been considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

At nearly 15,000 feet high, the Matterhorn, overlooking Zermatt, is one of the highest peaks in the Pennine Alps between Switzerland and Italy. This photograph shows two snow covered faces, with the peak in a cloudless blue sky above a valley with alpine forest on the left and rock faces on the right.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Home in Heritage Hill Post Cards from

Grand Rapids, Michigan is full of interesting opportunities for visitors. This is one of the many beautiful homes that can be seen in Heritage Hill-well worth a drive or a walk through!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Grandville, Michigan

Johnson Park along the Grand River in Grandville, Michigan has lovely trees that are splendid when the seasons change. I shot this photograph while enjoying a drive around the park-the best colors are of course, in the fall!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pretty buildings in Taxco Post Card from

A couple years ago I visited the city of Taxco in the state of Guerrero, Mexico with three other friends. We were only there a few hours. Taxco is a city built on mountainsides and it has a strict building code (for tourists) so all of the buildings have white walls and red tile roofs. It is famous for silver jewelry. Mexico has been one of the largest exporters of silver.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Olympic National Forest, Washington

This young buck showed no fear as tourists came up to him on the Hurricane Ridge, located in the Olympic National Forest, near Port Angeles, Washington. Great place to visit if you are in the area! Lots of wildlife!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Nebraska City, Nebraska

This is an excellent view of an antique carriage that is displayed in the carriage house at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City, Nebraska. This home belonged to one of the most influential families in early Nebraska history; the Mortons. Many beautifully preserved antiques in the home and outbuildings are available for regular viewing on the grounds of the estate.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cesky Krumlov, Czech republic

A photo of the castle tower in the evening sunlight, in the world heritage site of Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic. Dating back to the 13th century, the tower and building known as the little castle is just part of the large castle complex. It sits perched on rock above the river Vltava which winds through the town. The decorative painted walls are typical of this beautiful town. Most people know Prague, but a trip to see Český Krumlov shouldn't be missed!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Spring Valley Reservior, North Idaho

My favorite fishing spot is Spring Valley Reservoir here in North Idaho. Even if I don't catch a fish, it is a perfect day, even more so when the sun is shining

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Apalachicola, Florida

Colorful fishing nets and floats along the dock in Apalachicola, Florida help add to the travel appeal of the area. Quaint still in service fishing boats are a must see when on Florida's Gulf Coast!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bali, Asia

I traveled to Bali shortly after Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love" was published. The beaches are beautiful, but it was in Ubud that we were taken into the community and found ourselves plotting ways to stay indefinitely. One new friend invited us to a celebration at her extended family's compound, where they would be re-dedicating the family temple during one of the numerous Hindu festivals. Here the youngest daughters of the family dance together, accompanied by a gamalon band of their brothers, cousins, fathers, uncles and neighbors just off to their right while their mothers and aunts coach and smiled from the sides on the left. Later, the mothers of the family would perform a sedately flowing dance that would carry offering baskets to the inner temple. I think this was the most memorable day of three months of amazing travel in South-East Asia. Bali is safe, and the beauty of its natural surroundings is surpassed only by that of its people. You should go visit--they'd be very happy to see you!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Moro Bay, Ca.

Moro Bay, Fishing village on the central Ca. coast, is a great retreat away from it all. Savor the best seafood or & enjoy the many activities there are here.Go Kayaking, take in the museum, or enjoy a bayside tour aboard the luxury yacht, Papagallo. Oh, and don't forget the salt water taffy!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ft. Pierce, FL

A relaxing picture taken on a beach path in Fort Pierce, FL near sunset. Shows the rope lineed walway that cuts through the dune. Be sure to visit the Ft. Pierce beaches next Florida vacation!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

St Paul's Cathedral, London, England

St Paul's Cathedral, London, England UK, from the south east of the church, with a long exposure that gives a golden warmth to the image on a cold winter's night

Friday, January 14, 2011

Moro Bay, Ca.

Moro Bay,Ca. is a great place to unwind from it all & sample some tasty seafood. Stroll the quaint shops downtown, or just relax on the beach...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Big Ben , London, England

Born and bred in London I have walked past Big Ben on many occasions, but never really stopped to look and wonder. So earlier this year I set off on a sightseeing tour, with the idea of taking some photos for the album (and for my Zazzle store of course). This photo was taken from Westminster Bridge looking north. I had to wait ages for a gap in the traffic. I think the bus just about to come over the bridge completes the scene - two icons of London in one shot.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ft. Pierce, Florida

Taken in Fort Pierce, Florida on sunny afternoon as I was walking down the boardwalk on a local beach. Perfect blue water and blue sky-what most of Florida's beaches look like!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park is a wild and lonely place, famous for it's free-running, mostly wild Dartmoor Pony, a breed that has been around since the last ice-age. This shows just such a pony, looking very majestic, in its natural habitat.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Shelter Cove, Ca.

Shelter Cove at Pismo Beach on the Ca.coast offers breathtaking views & a myriad of activities, such as scuba-diving, horseback riding, exploring tide-pools coves & caves; as well as many places to eat some great seafood.
This particular spot in the postcard offers a peaceful retreat away from the tourists, with walking trails.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Lake and Autumn Foliage postcard from

Tyler State Park near Tyler, Texas. This photo was taken on Christmas Eve and many trees were still in autumn colors. The leaves blanketing the ground in the woods were lovely, as was the reflection in the lake.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Wilson, North Carolina

This photo was taken the day after a rare snow near Wilson, North Carolina. The scene is typical for rural NC; a brilliant blue sky, trees, fields, of course the snow...and an abandoned old house that is slowly falling down; and an old tree, once grand, but now dead, after likely having been struck by lightning. The scene is pretty, but sad. (Also, if you look very closely, you may be able to see a little black cat in front of the house, barely visible in the shadows.)

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Ft Pierce, Florida

Florida beaches at sunset are awesome! Here I managed to capture the purple and pinks lighting up the sky behind the sea oats and a lifeguard shack. Be aware many parks close at dusk, so you'll have to stake a spot....this was taken in Fort Pierce, FL on South Beach.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Palo Duro Canyon, TX

Palo Duro Canyon, Tx. View of the entrance to the amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon, where the outdoor drama of 'Texas' is performed. Under the stars in the beautiful canyon,is a wonderful way to see Texas history acted out!