Picture Postcard – Makena Bay Maui

Exotic flowers bloom in the shadow of volcanos throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Makena Bay is located south of the town of Wailea on Maui’s southern section of the island. The Queen Emma Lily… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Nairn Falls British Columbia

The mountain top trails were still closed due to snow… in July! A short drive north from Whistler, BC we found a nice, flat trail to Nairn Falls that was not snowbound. Perfect… Continue reading

Ruminate – Who has time to ruminate?

Pack it up, we are moving again! Joel’s contract ended on February 28th and it’s going to be a slow process between two huge companies to get a renewal funded. And that’s not… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Austin, Texas

The Boardwalk was a long time coming. Lady Bird Johnson is one of the people credited with the original vision of a promenade trail along Town Lake in Austin, Texas. This was back… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Lowell Massachusetts

The factories have long gone idle, but the National Park Service preserves this important remnant of the industrial age. Lowell National Historic Park showcases water-powered textile factories that at their peak employed almost… Continue reading

Public Art – A Good Match

Does public art match it’s environs? Sometimes. Here’s a few of my favorites for this week’s photo challenge A Good Match. I love the placement of one of the Hearts in San Francisco… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Pisgah National Forest

It seems like water is everywhere this week and so it is with my postcard. This spring waterfall is located in Pisgah National Forest near Asheville, North Carolina. Miles of trails greeted us… Continue reading

Hiking Through the Redwoods

Towering above us, these redwoods hug the Pacific coastline and make for wonderful companions to a day of hiking.   We joined volunteer docents for a guided hike in Big Basin Redwoods State… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – San Francisco’s Chinatown

Celebrating the lunar new year is a big deal in San Francisco. Otherwise known as Chinese New Year, the celebration lasts over several weeks culminating in the evening parade through Chinatown. The celebration… Continue reading

Adventures in the ER

It sounds so glamorous, living the life of digital nomads. Traveling the world without cares or encumbrances. Then reality hits… you right in the face. Or at least a door does. On a… Continue reading