A Small Green Lizard

I believe this small green lizard is a Carolina Anole. As you can tell, in comparison to the blooms on the Rhododendron bush, he is tiny. Jennifer and I came across him a few years back while visiting the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. If you haven’t ever been, the grounds of the gardens are stunning. There…

New Zealand’s Bridal Veil Falls

  Bridal Veil Falls may be the most overused name for a waterfall, or at least famous ones. The highest falls in Colorado is the Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride. One of Yosemite National Park’s most famous falls is Bridal Veil Falls, only surpassed by Yosemite Falls itself. And about a 3 hour drive south…

Ancient Path into the Unknown

 When Jennifer and I went to China our top priority was to see The Great Wall in its restored state as well as the ruins of this once great wonder. When we arrived on the unrestored section of the Wall known as Jiankou we were greeted with this view. An uncertain ancient path into the…

Taupo Water Lily

I found this stunning water lily in a pond near the shore of Lake Taupo in the town of Taupo, New Zealand. I love the way that the white petals of the water lily pop against the dark green lily pad leaves and cold black water. These large flowers provide a smorgasbord of nectar for…

Iceberg of the Mountains

The Iceberg Lake Trail in Glacier National Park will bring you to this beautiful teal pool carved out by, you guessed it, a glacier. The small chunks of glacial ice still clung to the mountain’s cliffs in early September and the icebergs floating around the pool had stunning crevices of blue ice. Normally hiking on a…

In the Eye of the Egret

Birds are amazing creatures and this egret in Ponce De Leon Park’s Peace River Wildlife Center is no exception. The wildlife center is primarily run by volunteers and locally supported. A popular stop for anyone visiting in Punta Gorda, Florida. Not your thing? Try the beach, playground, fishing area, or wooden boardwalk through the mangroves,…

Blustery Winter

For many in the United States today is a blustery winter day, so I thought this was an appropriate photo. Here in Colorado it has been a fairly mild winter so far. The ski resorts have snow, but the base isn’t what it normally is. I for one hope the cold weather sticks around and that…

Dawn of a New Day

Hello 2018! This is the dawn of a new day and a new year. I took this image of a water tower at dawn in Texas from a Walmart. Yes even the mundane of boon-docking in a Walmart parking lot can result in a memorable moment. I look forward to a great 2018 full of…

Sun Setting Arch

Since we don’t do weekend posts, this will be my last post of 2017—the sun setting post as it were. I took this image as the sun set behind us at the Delicate Arch formation in Arches National Park. This is one of my favorite vistas on the planet. The way the red rock catches…

Punta Gorda Sunset

A warm Florida Christmas is a very different experience than the cold Colorado Christmas I’ve come to love and enjoy. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to drive around town looking at beautiful Christmas lights that adorn the neighborhood houses. When you have a canal in your backyard…the focus becomes the backyard decor, not…

Icicle Creek

Sometimes the memory of a place can stick with you even though you can’t ever physically return because you don’t know exactly where you were… This photo imparts that kind of memory. I call it Icicle Creek for obvious reasons, but it is actually on an unknown tributary of Ouzel Creek in the Wild Basin…

Racked Out

If you are anything like me, and this Rocky Mountain Elk, then you are racked out after the Christmas festivities. Get it… racked out! Best pun ever! He has a large antler rack and he lay down to sleep… he is racked out. Lol! I crack myself up. I hope you all had the best Christmas!