This is one the most beautiful places in the Caribbean. We arrived at Devil’s Bay aboard a 44 foot power boat and swam ashore with our lunch and a beach umbrella. I carried a small Nikon in a waterproof bag. The rocks looked big from the boat and gigantic once we were close to them. Soon we were introduced to the roaster strutting possessively among his hens. Along the beach they went, in and out of the water, showing us the ropes. There were two mysteries we would discover on our long hike among the rocks. Read on for how my story ends up with me in Moscow USSR in the 1970s . . .
Quirky Carhenge outside of remote Alliance, Nebraska, is built of thirty-eight Detroit-built cars with a 1962 Cadillac serving as the Heel Stone. That's it poking out of the ground just left of the shaft of sunlight at midground. Unlike prehistoric Stonehenge on England's Salisbury Plain, Carhenge serves no astronomical purpose, no sunrise over the Cadillac at summer solstice to mark Midsummer's Day. It can be whatever the observer wants it to be--engineered art, a philosophical statement on life and death, a salute to America's long obsession with the automobile, inspiration for movies, books, and tv. Whatever it is that brings 30,000 annual visitors to this out-of-the-way corner of Nebraska, it takes a good map and determination to find Carhenge. Click Continue Reading below to see the full photo and a link to a fascinating movie, "Genius or Junk" at Vimeo . . .
I’m drawn to water, skies and clouds. They infuse my “artlook” and are a lifelong habit. I studied earth science toward a career teaching oceanography and weather. learned and loved the Everglades, knew Marjory Stoneman Douglas as mentor and friend. Water, skies and clouds fill my private life too. Read on to learn my hardest thing . . .
The Mighty Mississippi makes a great subject. Like the people who live along the shore, the river has several personalities revealed throughout the year. In this shot I framed the scene to emphasize strength, competence, and productivity. The river makes all things possible. It can be a destroyer, but here it's cold but calm, and the river and her people are busy. I see a typical early spring sky with scudding clouds bumping up against a blue sky and blue bridges. The Mississippi has passed this point for eons, has carried Indian nations, European traders, American explorers, farm products of the grain belt and so much more.
We sailed into Tromsø in June, hiked across the city bridge to the Ice Cathedral and returned at dinnertime, four hungry people ready to enjoy some local cuisine. The restaurant on the third floor of a century building in old Tromsø was recommended for its beef, but two in our party decided to try something more rare. As for me, I don't like red meat but loved the red staircase.
I was twenty-three years old when I gave up on winter and moved South. Miami sounded cool, as in warm and smart! My plan was to make a permanent life in the out-of-doors. I took up SCUBA diving, running on the beach, windsurfing, and eventually early morning birding. Running and birding found me a sweetheart and we made a family. After decades learning the ropes and dancing to a Latin beat, life shifted . . .
Sanctuaria della Foresta, the Sanctuary of the Forest is on the route St. Francis traveled in the 13th century. I watched a young man gather chestnuts one nut at a time. After each nut he walked the length of a dry laid stone wall to place each nut on the retaining wall of a fish pond.
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