Tag Archive | landscape

Going a little “batty” in this one

What an amazing photo weekend! I just got back from a short photo trip with Kathy Adams Clark, a wonderful and talented professional photographer who has been both mentor and friend for many years. She took our small group of photographers to a small, seemingly nondescript ranch in the southern Arizona desert, where we found […]

Taking Time to Smell the Roses

In our photographic travels, we often focus on gardens and flowers: Keukenhof Gardens in Holland, Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, Callaway Gardens in Georgia, Bellingrath Gardens in Alabama, and hundreds more wonderful oases of beauty and timeless moments. These are the places we revisit again and again, reveling in the opportunity, at this late stage […]

ALASKA – Understanding why my mother loves Alaska!

Last year I posted a short tribute to my mother’s love of Alaska (and her love of travel in general). At 92, she was in the midst of her latest trip to Alaska (her 13th or 14th trip to Alaska, I think). She has family, nephews, that live there, and they have so many times […]

Driving the Columbia Icefields Parkway

If I stand very still, I can hear the glacier groaning as a thousand feet of ice grinds its way forward inch by inch — or so I imagine. Imagining comes easy, standing here in this white wonderland of wind and ice and melting snow that is Athabasca Glacier in summertime. At Patricia Lake, fog […]

Standing Stones and Irish Mystery

She Loves Alaska!

My mother loves Alaska. Her name is Mattie and she is 92 years old (or will be in July) – and she is leaving next week for her 10th (I think – losing count here) trip to Alaska. She has relatives, nieces and nephews, there, which makes the trip affordable for someone living on Social […]