December 31, 2007

Walton, Nebraska

December 29, 2007

Grand Canyon near Point Sublime

December 28, 2007

December 23, 2007

December 20, 2007

Yosemite in Winter

A morning walk across a bridge brought us this beautiful view of the river in Yosemite Valley.

December 19, 2007

Winter in Yosemite

Yosemite Falls in January..

December 17, 2007

Amazing Reefs in Australia

Coral reefs are a unique wonder that the earth is losing. I think seeing them from this height illustrates their magnitude and impact.

We hope all who see this photo will be inspired to do their part when they travel. And protect the coral reefs in Australia and elsewhere. Thanks S.K. for these photos from your helicopter flight!

December 16, 2007

Wild West

Look what we saw while staying at Yosemite Lodge....

December 14, 2007

Lost in Translation

This scene is on the busy streets of Tokyo, which I miss sometimes. You can get lost in Tokyo so easily. There are lots of shops, high rises and new sights to overwhelm a seasoned traveller.

I have lots of photos to post on Japan, but today I wanted to post this video clip. It translates the whispered words of Bill Murray to Scarlett. Finally! I am so happy. Watch it if you want to be inspired to travel to Tokyo and if you were always curious what he said.....enjoy!

December 13, 2007

December 11, 2007

Koala in Australia

My special roving photographer strikes again! Thanks S.K.

December 10, 2007

Heart Reef, Great Barrier Reef


Beautiful photo from Australia and S.K.

December 9, 2007

Aloha Santa!

Christmas in the town of Koloa on the island of Kauai, Hawaii!

December 8, 2007

Javalinas

The little piggies running here are from the mountains around Tucson, and they are called Javalinas. They are similar to a boar and often wander down into the neighborhoods of Tucson looking for food.

December 7, 2007

Australia's beaches


Whitehaven Island at high tide...lovely snap by S.K.

December 5, 2007

Naps are a treat when traveling


One of the best ways to savor a vacation or any excursion is to simply settle down for a snooze. A sweet luxury that allows you to relax and soak up your new surroundings.

Thanks S.K. for sharing this.

December 4, 2007

Boat houses at Morninton Peninsula


Guess which intrepid special friend and traveler has been down under recently?


Hint: Thanks S.K.

December 3, 2007

The New Acropolis Museum!

clipped from arts.guardian.co.uk
New Acropolis Museum
It was the biggest prize in architecture - and its creator took on earthquakes, hostile locals and 104 court cases.

Amazing isn't it? The visit to Athens to see this would be a cornerstone of my travels.

...a geometrical marvel dedicated to the celebration of antiquity - was funded by Greece's ministry of culture and the EU. The building is complete, though its display of magnificent Athenian art, some 4,000 ancient artefacts in all, won't be finalised until next summer.

December 2, 2007

Paddle Cactus

Also known as Nopales Cactus, you can eat them!

December 1, 2007

Picacho Peak State Park

The prominent landmark Picacho Peak rises majestically 1,500 feet above the Sonoran Desert floor about 35 miles northwest of Tucson just off Interstate 10. Hiking, camping and picnicking are the preferred pastimes here.

(I took this photo from Interstate 10 as we drove by)

The origins of the landform are apparent, as the peak is surrounded by an extensive lava field. The place name is redundant: "picacho" means "peak" in Spanish.

The park is known for beautiful wildflowers that appear in April and early May following a good showing of the seasonal winter rains.
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