When I visited the Japanese Tea Garden for the first time last August, I mistakenly thought there were two pagodas in the garden.  However, I now understand that these shots are actually of an ornate temple gate that leads to a single pagoda in the serene garden.  Unfortunately, the temple gate has been cordoned off for renovations both […]

Within the Petrified National Forest is the Painted Desert.  I’m glad that the sun started finally peeking through the grey, snow-filled clouds by the time we arrived at that part of the park so that I could try to capture some of the natural beauty spread out in front of us. Below are three different […]

“I’m in love with Montana.  For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection.  But with Montana it is love.” ~ John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley You may recall that Better Half is from the beautiful state of Montana.  We made our annual pilgrimage a bit later than usual this year, spending the […]

Another beautiful scene from Point Lobos near Carmel, California.   You Might Also Enjoy: Other Monterey Posts Other Ocean Posts

If you ask a local, they’ll say that the best place in town to watch the sunset over the mystical town of Sedona is at the Sedona Airport.  The locals will also chuckle about how the tourists will face the west and watch the sunset while the locals will look straight north at the red […]

At the risk of boring you with a ridiculous number of photos of red rocks, here are three more of my favorite shots of this beautiful part of Arizona. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Sedona Photo #1.  I loved how a big chunk of sandstone was laying just off the […]

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m jealous of all the places that got snow last night!  It snowed all along the East Coast of the US.  Europe received snow from the UK to Berlin.  Here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-US it’s above freezing and no snow is predicted for at least the next ten days.  Darn!  I […]