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The Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Acropolis of Athens

Western Swift with a blue belly, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Western Swift

Tourists on the Rim

Grand Canyon

Afternoon in Mercure, France

Mercure, France

French Countryside near Mercure, France

French Countryside

A Dahlia Flower called Adelaide Fontane

Dahlia Flower

The cross-shaped pond of the Italian Garden

Butchart Gardens

One of many peaceful scenes of the Japanese Garden in Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

A Japanese lantern in Butchart Gardens

Japanese Garden

The restaurant and grassy grounds of Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

The oval of the Rose Garden in Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

The Sunken Garden from the entrance

Butchart Gardens

Shed at the top of the slope at Canaan Valley Resort, West Virginia

Shed, Canaan Valley

Unknown Island

Beach on the South End of Castle Lake

Castle Lake

Mt. Shasta from Castle Lake.

Mt. Shasta

Large Outcropping of Rock on an Isolated Beach in Paleokastritsa, Corfu

Paleokastritsa, Greece

Vehicle Ferry between Bari Italy and Corfu, Greece

Ferry near Corfu

A View from the Akrotiri Beach Hotel overlooking Paleokastritsa Bay, Corfu, Greece

Paleokastritsa Bay

U.S. Capitol, near First Ave, Washington D.C.

U.S. Capitol

Washington Monument, National Mall, Washington D.C.

Washington Monument

Rear Lawn of the White House, Washington D.C.

The White House

Monongahela Forest, Stuart Recreation Park, Shavers Fork River, Elkins, West Virginia

Shavers Fork River

Statue of Neptune, Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy

Boboli Gardens

The Duomo in Florence, Italy

Duomo, Florence

Ponte Vecchio and Arno River from Ponte Santa Trinita, Florence, Italy

Ponte Vecchio

Lobster Sculpture, Florida Keys

Lobster Sculpture

Fountain of Youth, Geneva, Switzerland

Fountain of Youth

I happened upon Green Valley Lake by accident while seeking out a camping ground in the area. It was a welcome breath of country air from the built-up Lake Arrowhead just to the west.

Green Valley Lake

This fisherman came by while I relaxed on the shore. We talked about the fishing conditions while he scoped out a big momma bass near the shore.


The eastern shore of Green Valley Lake, with some colorful boats in the foreground.

Beached Boats

The city of Glendale from Mineral Wells Trail. In the foreground is the Harding and Wilson Municipal Golf Course. Beyond is Mt. Wilson and the Angeles National Forest.

The City of Glendale

Downtown Los Angeles from the Helipad up on Griffith Park.

Los Angeles

Griffith Park Observatory commands a spectacular view of Hollywood and Los Angeles. ON a clear day you can see to Catalina.

Griffith Park Observatory

A hillside covered with orange daisies.

Orange Daisies

This trail connects the cement canal to the H3 access road.

Trail to Haiku Stairs

Haiku Valley and H3 Freeway, as seen from the Haiku Stairs.

Haiku Valley

Homer Boat Harbor on the Spit.

Homer Boat Harbor

Old Pier on Isla Contoy, Mexico

Isla Contoy

This huge hermit crab was trekking along this low wall near the visitor’s center at Isla Contoy, a bird sanctuary island off the Yucatan Coast and a few hours north by boat from Isla Mujeres. He was remarkably similar to the hermit crabs that invaded our campsite at night on St John in the Virgin Islands. They’re about as big as a fist, and solid as stone.

Hermit Crab, Isla Contoy

Fishing Boat in the Harbor at Isla Mujeres


Clouds in the western sky over Cancun, taken from Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Clouds over Cancun

Shell House on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres

Boats near Puerto Vallarta, before departing to Yelapa

Boca de Tomatlan

Kachemak Bay and Mountains

Kachemak Bay

A Huge Hole in the Lava, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii

Huge Lava Hole

Hanalei Bay and town, on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii. On the upper right is Princeville Golf and Country Club.

Hanalei Bay

View of Kalalau Beach and Na Pali Coast from Kalalau Valley, Kauai, Hawaii

Kalalau Beach

Magnificent Na Pali Coast, Kaua’i

Na Pali Coast

Magnificent Na Pali Coast, Kaua’i

Na Pali Coast

Secret Falls in Wailua Valley, Kauai

Secret Falls

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

Waimea Canyon

Chugach Mountains from Seward Highway near Portage and Turnagain Arm.

Kenai Peninsula

A Peaceful Pond on the Way Down

Klondike Highway

Lake Sonoma Reservoir and Bridge

Lake Sonoma

Hyde Park, London

Hyde Park

The Tower of London in Perspective, London, UK

Tower of London

The MGM Grand at Night, Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand

The Mirage at Night, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Mirage

The Mirage at Night, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Mirage

Inside the Saucer of the Stratosphere, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Stratosphere

Bullard Mountain adjacent to the Glacier

Mendenhall Glacier

View of Helms Bay and beach, Mokuleia, Oahu, Hawaii

Mokuleia Beach

Bumblebee nestled in with purple crinum lily bulbs

Bumblebee on Lily Bulb

Anole lizard on a plumeria branch, Mokuleia, Oahu, Hawaii

Anole on Plumeria

Polo Players start up the second half of the game.

Polo Game, Mokuleia

Polo players thundering down the field during the game.

Polo Game, Mokuleia

Devon Dailey and a female player riding down the field during the game.

Polo Game, Mokuleia

Juneau and Gastineau Channel, from the Mount Roberts Tramway

Juneau, Alaska

Mulholland Highway is a very curvy road and an excellent motorcycle ride.

Curvy Mulholland Highway

Motorcyclists on an epic curve between Seminole Hot Springs and Kanan Road.

Mulholland Highway

Mulholland and Seminole Hot Springs

Mulholland Highway

Central Park West, Manhattan

Central Park

Central Park, bridge, Manhattan

Central Park

The Great Lawn, Central Park, Manhattan

The Great Lawn

Lower Manhattan, Financial District, Brooklyn from the Empire State Building

Lower Manhattan

A rope ladder on the way up to the first peak

Hiking Olomana

Paku’i & Ahiki Peaks of Olomana, with Waimanalo in the background

Paku’i & Ahiki

Underside of the Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Trocadero from the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France


Los Arcos, Rock Formations near Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Los Arcos

Rim of the World Highway near between Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake.

Rim of the World

Rome, Italy

Capitol of Rome

Full View of the Flavian Amphitheater, Rome, Italy

Coliseum of Rome

Forum of Rome, Italy

The Forum

Cedar Creek in San Diego County, California

Cedar Creek

Pacific Park Ferris Wheel & Roller Coaster

Pacific Park

Mariachi Band Escorts Summer to the Church

Mariachi Band Escort

Pacific Coast near Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Coast near Sayulita

Cobblestone Driveway on the Trail to Malpasos Beach from Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Cobblestone Driveway

This iguana lives in a tree in a house across from my sister’s casa in Sayulita. The owner of the house, a pleasant Mexican gentleman, explained in Spanish that every day the lizard saddles along the wall from the tree to this decorative courtyard gateway and peers out this little window.

Iguana in Sayulita

Downtown Seattle

Downtown Seattle

Canyons, Buttes, Red Rock of Sedona, Arizona : via Helicopter

North Sedona

Scenic red rocks, Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona

Schnebly Hill Road

The summit of Seneca Rocks from the park below

Seneca Rocks

This is the thing which created the reservoir called Shasta Lake. Before they put this thing in here there was a town called Kennett and lots of land occupied by the Winnemem Wintu indians. Shasta Dam generates a big wad of electricity for millions of people, helps irrigate vast tracts of land and provides flood control for the Sacramento River.

Shasta Dam

The Smith River Falls plunges a spectacular three feet. All along the road the river spreads into swimmable pools. This area is a great spot for a family picnic. Nearby are excellent campgrounds.

Smith River Falls

Dry Creek Valley Vineyards of Sonoma County, California

Vineyards of Sonoma

Dry Creek Valley Winery of Sonoma County, California

Dry Creek Valley

Classic Mexico somewhere in the desert of Sonora

Classic Mexico

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