I like your Moxie!

Moxie State Park is in the State of Maine on the east coast of America, and it contains Moxie Falls, Maine’s tallest waterfall at 90 feet or 30 meters. It’s an easy walk with boardwalks to take in the view. The below photos were taken in October with the colorful autumn foliage.

Sell Your Piss

Let me explain. Over the history of humankind, urine has been sold for industrial uses, dyeing cloth and saltpeter, and I’m sure there are more examples. The reason pee-pee was used for dyeing cloth is for the ammonia, which can create different hues of color and is a great binding agent (seals in color). WhenContinue reading “Sell Your Piss”

OK. I’m thinking of something orange, and it’s small.

The photo is from the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart, Germany. The living reef with clownfish was lit with beautiful pink and purple lights to create this tranquil view; the clownfish also provided splashes of orange and white. I try to angle my aquarium photos to capture the reflection on the bottom of the water surface.Continue reading “OK. I’m thinking of something orange, and it’s small.”

Like a Bruges Over Troubled Water

When you hear Canals, you think: of Itlay, Vegas, and Panama, but other places have scenic canals, and Bruges, Belgium is one of those places. Bruges also has french fries (Fried Potatoes or Chips) stands, delicious mussels, and every block has at least one chocolate store (might be legally required). I fell in love withContinue reading “Like a Bruges Over Troubled Water”

A Horse of a different color

Are you looking at the horse or at the wind-blown tree? Are you looking at the tree now? The tree is permanently bent due to the strong winds on the southernmost point of Hawaii. There is the Hawaiian archipelago, and the largest island of the archipelago is called Hawaii, but most call it the BigContinue reading “A Horse of a different color”

Purple Haze

Arctic lupine or Lupinus arcticus, growing along the road in Canada. These beautiful flowers grow up north where the air is crisp and clear; they tend to be light lilac to dark purple. The first time I saw Arctic Lupine was in Iceland, where the plants were imported to help with erosion and feed theContinue reading “Purple Haze”

Only in America, American Colloquialism

The non-American guide to some of our Colloquiaslism and the reason behind them. I need your John Hancock. This means I need you to sign your name or signature on a bill or invoice. Why do we use a name for that? There is a myth that John Hancock signed his name on the DeclarationContinue reading “Only in America, American Colloquialism”

It doesn’t have a Red Belly.

Photo of a Red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes Carolinus) that doesn’t have a red-bellied (who names birds?) on the lookout for some bugs to eat. To be fair, there was a bird already named Red-Headed Woodpecker, and it has a tiny orange patch near its feet. Some of you might be wondering if it’s an orange featheredContinue reading “It doesn’t have a Red Belly.”

Black, White, and Red All Over

Fun with ballet pointe shoes. It’s summertime and the living is easy but also hot and humid. This has led to some still live indoor photos because AC and indoor plumbing is the best! I should say I’m not a fan of ballet but I am a fan of ballet-related art/photos. This might be dueContinue reading “Black, White, and Red All Over”

An American in France, in an American Crematory technically in France…

When it comes to WWII, America doesn’t celebrate VE Day. This tidbit might surprise Europeans because we always remind people that we won WWII. We don’t celebrate VE day because the war wasn’t over for us. We declared war on Japan a day after the attack at Pearl Harbor, so on December 8, 1941, theContinue reading “An American in France, in an American Crematory technically in France…”

Retro Technicolor

A childhood throwback, a brightly colored carousel. Walking around Tours while on vacation in France, and saw this technicolor memory. I then used PhotoShop filters to create artwork. The scenes around the top of the carousel reminded me of the 1st Marry Poppins movie when Bert is drawing on the sidewalk. The title comes fromContinue reading “Retro Technicolor”