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”

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”

Row, Row, Row, Your Boat

An early photo of mine that I still love. I was walking around the harbor of Thessaloniki, Greece, in the morning and I saw this small rowboat anchored in the water. Usually, the rowboats I see are plain white or brown, so the colors really popped when I saw the boat. The early morning lightContinue reading “Row, Row, Row, Your Boat”

What’s Up With This Photo?!

The below photo is of a knarled bush; this was in a rest area off the interstate in Utah. The interstate (motorway, highway ) has rest areas at different intervals for those who don’t live in the US. Some are just public toilets, vending machines, and a grassy area for dogs. To me, this bushContinue reading “What’s Up With This Photo?!”

Partical Travel Tips

Part two Get a large UBS Wall Charger, and by large, I mean you can plug 4 or 5 USB cords into the charger. It never fails that the hotel has only one free electrical outlet, and you need to charge five items. Phone, camera, iPod, Kindle, headphones, etc. Double bag it. If I know,Continue reading “Partical Travel Tips”

How to clean your Airplane seat.

This will sound very hipster, but I was cleaning my seat and wearing a mask before COVID-19. To be fair, I have asthma, so I took these measures before COVID-19, or B.C. as I think of it. Here’s the thing about all mass transit, it’s messy, dirty, and icky when you think about it, andContinue reading “How to clean your Airplane seat.”

Travel Tips: What to Pack Edition!

Make a list of everything you want to pack and when you pack the item in your bag, cross it off the list. Keeps you from repacking if you want to double-check. Pack twice the amount of medication you will need for your trip, if you are going for one week then take enough forContinue reading “Travel Tips: What to Pack Edition!”