Thunderbirds

Today is the United States Air Force Academy graduation. Every year the Air Force’s most skilled pilots, the Thunderbird Squadron, descend on Colorado Springs for several days of practice flights. As I write this post I can hear them outside my house practicing for tomorrow’s performance. It is truly a magnificent arial ballet to see…

Show Me the Way

This is the Negril Lighthouse on the island nation of Jamaica. It has stood like a sentinel watching over the coastal waters since 1894. For over 120 years this tower has helped ships steer clear of the rocks as they pass around the western most point of the Caribbean island. According to expedia.com, the prism was…

Fisherman’s Wharf

This is a view of a marina in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco. When most people visit San Francisco, the Fisherman’s Wharf area is at the top of their list and for good reason. This is the gateway for a visit to Alcatraz or a quick cruise around the harbor and under the Golden Gate Bridge. The wharf…

A New Dawn

Happy New Year everyone! It is a hard to believe another year has come and gone. I hope you all achieve everything you hope to in 2016. “Whatever you can do or dream you be, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Simple Sunset

Something about sitting on a boat in a Jamaican bay watching the sunset seems to me a simple pleasure of the good life. This is a tiny tourist vessel, but give me that sailboat in the background and I think I could be satisfied for a few years. You know what they say, “The grass is…

Reflections of a Lift Off

One of my favorite things about the yearly Labor Day Lift Off is that a few of the hot air balloons will attempt to skim the water on Colorado Spring’s Prospect Lake. It is a cool sight to see and the reflection of the balloons on a calm morning is spectacular.

Filipino Fishing

The Banka, a type of Filipino fishing vessel, also known as a pump boat, is seen all over the Philippines. Pump boats are made up of a central hull, like a canoe with outriggers on both sides. I came across this colorful fishing boat while taking a ferry boat from Cebu Island to Bantayan Island. Its cluttered deck and rusted…