Tag Archive | travel

Tiny Marvels

Such amazing beauty can be found in tiny marvels all around us – bugs, bees, butterflies, caterpillars, hummingbirds – an almost endless list of small miracles asking us to slow down and really see the details. Really seeing those details is often much easier with the aid of “vision helpers” like microscopes, binoculars, and cameras. […]

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 […]

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 […]

WINGS

I was very young when I first imagined I could fly Just 4 or 5 I think, and very confused About those grown-up boundaries dividing Dreams and fantasy from cold reality. By day Iā€™d lie in grassy fields and watch a fearless Blue Jay harass a stalking cat, then safely leap aloft And flap his […]

Raindrops and flowers – refreshing the earth

RAIN-KISSED (poem by Janice Braud) The wild, impulsive rain had come and gone. The earth lay quivering in rosy light heart throbbing still to greet the early dawn remembering fond kisses in the night. Raindrops on Lily, Lilium “Stargazer”, along the beach road at Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Raindrops on Red Tulip in […]

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 […]