We joke that if you don’t like the weather in Kansas, you just need to wait five minutes, because it will change.  That’s especially true in spring.  While it can be frustrating to experience snow, rain, and 70F temperatures in one day — especially because extreme temperature changes egg on tornadoes — it does bring […]

Where trees were scarce, native limestone was abundant on the Great Plains where the Volga Germans settled in America.  The native limestone in this region is close to the surface and usually uniform in thickness.  It is soft enough to split and shape when freshly quarried but hardens with exposure to the air.  Limestone was […]

When it comes to fences, wooden ones like those pictured below seem to be as standard issue throughout the county’s many parks and walking trails as do these bridges.  Here are three shots of the fence posts.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Fence Post Photo #1.   Fence Post Photo […]

As I woke up just after dawn on Friday morning, the last morning of the trip, I was excited to take another morning walk along the Toronto Harbour.  Thankfully the morning light was as beautiful as ever and the seagulls were being extra photogenic. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite shot below? […]

After wolfing down an extremely early breakfast, my camera and I had 30 minutes to walk through the French Quarter at dawn at a cafe au lait-fueled speed before the flight home.  Even at that early hour, the second I left the air-conditioned lobby of the Ritz-Carlton, I felt as if I’d stepped straight into a sauna.  Here is […]