Growing up, my sister and I thought we were being good citizens of planet Earth by saving up old bread and feeding it to the ducks that lived at a nearby pond.  Only recently have I learned just how dangerous it is to feed ducks, geese, swans, and other water fowl bread.  Just like in […]

I took the Twinners on a college visit to beautiful Ames, Iowa, and the only photos I thought were worthy of posting were of birds.  On the bright side, I think this swan photo is better than my past swan photos like this one in Prague, this one in London, this one in Toronto, or these guys […]

One of the items on my Photography Bucket List is to take a decent photograph of a swan.  I don’t think either of these attempts is much better than my previous, feeble attempts, but I’ll keep trying… Click on any image to enlarge

As a friend recently asked, “What is it about December that brings out the ‘year in review recaps’ and ‘predictions’ in all of us?”  I don’t know the answer, but I do feel myself being sucked in.  Because the “A to Z” series I incorporated into my 365+1 photo blogging project has been so well received, I thought I’d […]

As November draws to a close, I can’t believe there is just one month left of this year’s photo project.  I almost laugh when I think back to January 2012 when I worried about being able to find the inspiration to snap a photo every day.  Instead, I am struggling to share the photos I […]

Just like the story of the Ugly Duckling, this “tween” cruising the Maas River is no longer a cygnet and not yet a beautiful, white swan. You Might Also Enjoy: One Thing, Three Ways:  Old City Wall in Maastricht London:  Swan

Maastricht developed from a Roman settlement more than 2,000 years ago into a city of history, culture, local folklore and education.  The bridge spanning the Maas River was so important to the Romans that they built a small castle, a castellum, at the site to help protect the Maastrichter bridge from being attacked by the nearby […]