Friday, September 9, 2011

Past meets present

I've never been a big fan of green flowers, but I thought these looked stunning against the fabulous blue waters of the Mediterranean. I took this photo while walking around the impressive ruins of Ceasarea, a large port town built by Herod the Great and named for Augustus Ceasar.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"You got something to say?"

This handsome chap was taking a well-deserved nap when I came upon him with my camera; he clearly wasn't too thrilled but couldn't quite get the energy to really give me what for. As it was well over 100 degrees, who can blame him. His human, the owner of a beautiful pottery shop in Jaffa, wasn't too thrilled either--but that's because we were more interested in his dog than in his beautiful wares.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Olive branch in Jerusalem

Just back from Israel, haven't gotten all my photos in yet but I loved this shot of an olive tree against the Old City wall in Jerusalem, just outside Zion Gate.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kissing trees

These lovely palm trees I shot in San Juan reminded me of that old couple in Greek mythology who, in thanks for a good deed, were turned into a tree so they could spend eternity together.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

My new best friend

I'd like you to meet my new best friend, Iggy. I met him while he was sunbathing in Tortola, and he never tells me my hair is going gray or cares if my skin looks a bit dry...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blue skies, please!

Haven't seen any blue in the sky here today, so here's a bit of blue from Ponce, Puerto Rico. (Actually, I do note believe the sky here is ever this color.)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Skywatch Friday: Land of the Midnight Sun

When I was in Leningrad (once and again St. Petersburg), we had to make sure and rush back to the dorms before the bridges went up to let the boats through. One of my friends didn't quite make it once, and had a rather long wait! Great night skies though.
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Skywatch Friday: Say No to Snow

More snow on the way! I want to be... In beautiful Nerja, Spain.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

WW: Snowed under

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Scenic Sunday: Portal Perfect

I love photographing doors, doorways, and portals of all kinds, but when the view beyond is as beautiful as this one at Granada's Alhambra, I am truly in heaven.
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thinking of flowers

Nothing to see around here but snow, snow, and more I thought I'd post this photo I took in charming Ponce, Puerto Rico. Believe it or not, this photo was taken in January--wish we'd gone this year!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pass the suntan lotion

As we prepare for another big snowstorm, I had to smile at the memory of all these people (look closely) sunbathing on the teeny tiny beach in front of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg (Leningrad when I took the photo). Not that it was snowing, but it certainly wasn't what anyone in our group would have considered sunbathing weather.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Scenic Sunday: Murano

When we were in Venice, we had the opportunity to visit the charming island of Murano. Bought the requisite glass animals, of course, but we especially enjoyed walking around the serene little town, far away from the crowds and the noise.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The rooftops of Jaen

I took these photos from the medieval converted fortress at the top of the hill that dominates picturesque Jaen, in Spain. The town looked much bigger from up there, ironically, though you can see how far up we were. The house in the last shot, which I really like, is visible among the trees in the forefront of the first picture.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Home, sweet home

I didn't have to travel far to take these photos—just opened the front door, in fact, right here in snowy Maryland! It's still snowing, so the sky isn't lovely and blue, but the sky is wonderfully white, which it won't be once the cars come out! The photo just above reminds me of the first Narnia movie, what do you think? The backyard looks like a winter wonderland, as you see below.

And here's our new little snow bunny
No one's told little Daggers that cats don't like snow...
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