“Earth Day Sunsets.”


As the sun sets on another yearly earth day celebrations around the world including protests marches to bring attention to climate change. One fundamental aspect that will never change is the sun rising and setting every day whether we care for our planet are not. WordPress photo challenge Continue reading “Earth Day Sunsets.”

“Mythical.”


Some things in life can become mythical within my thoughts. My hiking experiences encompass several decades as a Boy Scout, hiking trails in middle and southern Missouri. To becoming a Scout Leader hiking portions of the Appalachian Trail and many other forested trails in Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virgina. Nothing prepared me for my first short hike in the Saguaro National Parks East … Continue reading “Mythical.”

Migrating Settlers & Rv’ers


      Just like the early settlers who migrated west walking 20oo-miles, there is a current migration of travelers in recreational vehicles who criss-cross the US, Canada, and Mexico. However, during the fall many RV’ers follow the migratory birds south to warmer climates after the Labor Day weekend celebrated in the US.   Although some RV’ers stay through to October and November to see … Continue reading Migrating Settlers & Rv’ers

“Mirror.”


  Capturing photographs of reflections on a lake is what sprung my amateur photographers imagination. Since the early morning bicycle rides into Lakes Regional Park in Lee, Co, Fl. I have been successful capturing photos of incredible mirror reflections that once revealed on my computer screen overwhelm my eyes. Here are recent photos from Nebraska, and Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. WordPress photo challenge The quote is … Continue reading “Mirror.”

Stump


The daily word prompts ignite my imagination of times in my life. The word “stump” has me reflecting on the stump-grinder, I rented to remove two tree stumps from my front yard several years ago. After I returned the rented machine, I can honestly say, I should have paid someone because of my wrist, elbows, shoulders, and chest ached for several days. I felt like … Continue reading Stump

Radical Moose Encounter


What would be the radical experiences to capture morning photos of the sunrise at a place called Silver Lake at Brighton Utah, 8000 feet above sea level? I never thought the term wildlife and landscape photographer would describe me but after an encounter with a young bull moose. I can say it applies. As I stood with a jacket, cap, long pants, hiking boots and … Continue reading Radical Moose Encounter

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument & Museum.


I was fortunate to tour and learn about the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument & Museum that was established on June 14, 1997. It’s, location in Western Nebraska’s Panhandle is surrounded by rolling agricultural and cattle farms in a valley near the Niobrara River. There is no entrance fee to tour the monument & museum which has walking trails to fossil bed locations. There is … Continue reading Agate Fossil Beds National Monument & Museum.

Happy Birthday US National Parks


Today the US National Parks celebrate their 100th centennial. Yes, being 100 is cool when you have the gorgeous historic beauty surrounding you when you are a Park Ranger. The very first National Park was Yellowstone signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Congress moved to set aside 1,221,773 acres of public land making it America’s first national park. Although … Continue reading Happy Birthday US National Parks

“Glass”


The word glass has many definitions around the world, yet, its basic form, glass is a non-crystalline solid with enormously other uses. For me, the word glass immediately brings to mind my attempts to photograph a sunrise or sunset reflecting on a body of water that is smooth as glass. Although I should use the word mirror, I chose glass, because of the smooth texture, … Continue reading “Glass”

“Partners”


I took plenty of long-distant photo of the Mute Swan partners with their cygnet securely in between both. A week later, they ventured to my side of the lake for a visit I believe seeking food or having their photos taken. The Swans have lived here for some time, and their monogamous relationship has outlasted many humans. It is either true love of they cannot … Continue reading “Partners”

“The South”


  Many locations in the US south like the above morning sunrise photo taken in Tavares Fl with morning temperatures in the mid 70’s are considered warm temperate zones, but, mother nature can bring a chill to certain parts of the US South. With hurried excitement, I recently left Southwest Florida to begin my travel blogging nomadic lifestyle when mothers-natures weather decision of cooler temperatures … Continue reading “The South”

“Contrast”


Response to WordPress word prompt “Contrast,” The contrast of the seasons, rain, snow, summer or winter, is witnessed daily in nature around the world. Nature has performed consistently throughout time producing the beauty humanity views. These contrasting forms of nature relying on one another, yet, separate in their distinction  yet, essential in its performance without taking advantage of one another, allowing humanity to survive. Nature may … Continue reading “Contrast”

“Longing”


For the past ten months, I have expanded my blog beyond a daily prompt response, to include short stories, flash fiction, photography, and poetry. I have discovered sketching and painting along with defining mix media. I’m still learning about the independent publishing world. Beyond all of my creative art learning and discoveries, they are small loving hobbies within the giant shadow of my longing to … Continue reading “Longing”

“My Quirky Habits”


Which quirky habit annoys you the most and what quirky habit do you love for yourself or others. I have a quirky habit to clean my kitchen and bathroom repetitively when I’m writing. With music playing in the background, I clean my kitchen or bathroom humming or singing two songs per room. When I attend a party where food is served at the homes of … Continue reading “My Quirky Habits”

“Just Another Day”


Our days are organized around numerous small actions we repeat over and over. What’s your favorite daily ritual? Usually, before the sun rises, a simple ritual for me is to enjoy a walk along the beach listening to the waves easily lap against the shoreline, while smelling the scent of the ocean. However, the recent winter cold temperatures reaching into southwest Florida has stymied my … Continue reading “Just Another Day”

“Life after Blogs”


Your life without a computer. What is it like? My life without using my laptop or desktop computer takes place two or three times a week when I indulge my addiction to reading books on my tablet. Ok, now some will say using my tablet / iPad is also a computer. However, as a former Boy Scout, living by the motto, “Be Prepared,” I travel with … Continue reading “Life after Blogs”

“The Artist Eye”


Is there a painting or sculpture you are drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. Every morning sunrise and evening sunset soothes my soul as I attempt to capture the moment with photography. Photographing natural landscapes including wildlife provides experiences that last a lifetime for my artistic eye. WordPress Daily Post Prompt Continue reading “The Artist Eye”