Alaska in a nutshell…

Alaska in a nutshell…

I shot in the neighborhood of 1500 pictures, boiled them down to about 300 and scattered and spread those over 5 posts before I realized that was too many to expect anyone to go through.. So here are 60 of my favorites.. [Show...
From Rainbow Ridge south to Valdez

From Rainbow Ridge south to Valdez

Denali was almost completely socked in but a few hours of perseverance and the clouds lifted somewhat enough to let us grab a few shots.  When you get to these pictures, they were on the shore of Lake Valdez. The lake is a product of Valdez Glacier run-off. we...
AstroPhotography

AstroPhotography

 AstroPhotography -or more simply put, taking pictures after dark of the sky.. Anyway, that was sort of my photographic goal on this trip, getting the Milky Way over Denali but Mother Nature had a totally different idea and we didn’t see anything like a...
Homer

Homer

Headed south on the Kenai [Kee Nigh] Peninsula yesterday and made it onto the Homer Spit, The spit is a 4.5-mile  long piece of land jutting out into Kachemak Bay — the longest road into ocean waters in the entire world, First internet access in a week so...
RV Northbound

RV Northbound

Wheels up Monday before noon and the adventure & the weather and continues! First night Gate Lake, second night along the shore of the Nenana River [Show...
The 49th State

The 49th State

After a grueling 6 1/2 hours of layovers we settled into a rather nice and new hotel in Anchorage, had terrific Italian food and crashed early.. 5AM came way quicker than hoped for but trains wait for no man. The weather sucked — but the adventure was FANTASTIC!...
Playing with a macro lens

Playing with a macro lens

OMG, crazy how short the depth-of-field is on this 100mm macro lens. The spider’s knees are in focus and her body isn’t a fraction of a milometer away! [Show slideshow] Going to take some...
Nui’s Garden

Nui’s Garden

Went looking for pictures to take and drove by tons of photo-ops and ended up at Nui’s Farm. [Show slideshow] Perfect place for colorful...
Ke`anae

Ke`anae

We took cameras and a bit of a hair-raising drive out the storied Hana Highway to Ke`anae today. [Show slideshow] Ke‘anae is a peninsula known best for being one of Hawaii‘s major taro growing...
Puu Mahoe with W & C, S & M and G & J

Puu Mahoe with W & C, S & M and G & J

Chance and Woody, joined by Steve and Mary Anna & Jane and I, spent a lovely 36 hours in Fleming Arboretum… Complete with tropical squall and an overnight wind storm which managed to snap all of S & M’s tent poles! But not before we snapped some...
Chance & Woody in Maui

Chance & Woody in Maui

Yea, first time they’ve been in Hawaii and we’re off to a lovely start.. Little farmer’s market, then off to Iao Valley for a nibble and a walk about, then up the the King Kamehameha Golf Club –designed by Frank Lloyd Write for Marilyn Monroe [...
Father’s Day al la Jane

Father’s Day al la Jane

Lunch at the Mill House then around the corner to Kimo’s for Hula Pie! [Show slideshow] Learning Lightroom, OMG, here’s a before and after shot of one from that day.. What a difference it...
Bali Building Restoration(s)

Bali Building Restoration(s)

Missing Karen Jennings. She sold me this little incense temple from Bali about 15 years ago.. Yesterday I finally got around to refinishing it… Thank you Karen! Today I painted the roof and refinished the little lighthouse –whose roof is screaming for a...
Bryce Canyon and a peek at Zion

Bryce Canyon and a peek at Zion

Just getting there was an adventure.. and while some of it was at 80+MPH is was the longest road trip we’ve taken in decades! If we left our home here and drove 4+ hours we would end up at our home again -twice! [Show slideshow] Zion, only an hour from...
Las Vegas & the Hoover Dam

Las Vegas & the Hoover Dam

Only in Las Vegas… The amount of everything that goes into the Bellagio -for example, is staggering! They replace the flowers every few days.. Everywhere, it has to cost many thousands of dollars each time.. See the last image, forgetting the special displays,...
Shower remod ’17

Shower remod ’17

We just loved the old shower and this one will take some getting used too, it still has that ‘new-shower-smell’ -not really, but it is VERY different! That said, the old one was from 2009 so it was time to remod the old outdoor shower  –the...