Visiting France Part 3 I saw a lot of Chateau the first few days, and Chateau Royal d’Amboise was unexpected because Leonardo (the artist, not the TMNT) Divenci was buried there. The Chapel of Saint-Hubert on the Chateau grounds, it’s just a large stone slab in the private/small Chapel. It’s odd to find the famousContinue reading “Why is Leonardo Divenci buried in France?”
Day 4, part 5 Day four starts early to set up the sunrise view of Seal Beach. To the left, you see tan sandy beaches and craggy volcanic rocks breaking the waves. To the right are tidal pools filled with sea creatures. Photo Tip: Keep a microfiber cloth handy when photographing near water to wipeContinue reading “Visting Oregon”
Part One. I fly into Portland, Oregon, Internal Aiport, and I know where else I would fly into Portland. In next day I was driving along the Historic Columbia River Highway, which parallels Interstate 84, viewing Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. This area is jam-packed with waterfalls, mountains, valleys, trails, Art Nouveau buildings, andContinue reading “Visiting Oregon”
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”
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…”
I visited the Virginia Beach Aquarium in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Above is one of their sharks in the giant saltwater tank; this is a Sand Tiger Shark, which isn’t the same as a Tiger Shark. For this shot, I used some new camera gear, a rubber/flexible Lens Hood that removes reflections from glass, likeContinue reading “Flying Shark!”
I have purchased an abridged version of Samuel Johnson’s dictionary, and below are some of my favorite entries enjoy. To be clear this is not the first English Dictionary, but it was the first to use quotes and was widely used, and some of it is catty, odd, and hilarious which is why it’s stillContinue reading “Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary”
People say hearing or memory is the first thing to go, but it’s not; we start aging a long time before then. Below are the real signs that you aren’t getting any younger. You wake up in the middle of the night to pee. In your teens and twenties, you could drink a 2-liter bottleContinue reading “The Real Signs of Aging”
Blurb about Leif Erikson Day, how landed in North American 500 years before Columbus.
Short blurb on photo of a pair of massive lobster claws.
Short blog about sunflowers and creative photos at the farmer’s market.
List of things you never thing of.