We noticed the nice winter lighting when we arrived in Estes Park and determined to get out one evening or early morning to try and get some nightlight images.  However, it was either too cold, too snowy or we were just too tired to get…

Our introduction to Rocky Mountain National Park was one of a snowstorm. When we got here on Friday, the gates to the park were open, so we figured it was safe enough to head up the mountain. However, the ranger we spoke with the next…

A January sunrise with the eastern light behind us – illuminating Mount Chapin in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Over the next few days, I hope to unpack the good reasons for the very long hiatus from blogging.  But for the time being, I’ll pretend that I have been here all along and I’ll just jump into the story of our winter trip to…

Prior Mountain, located in extreme southern Montana is home to a herd of wild mustangs. This is a vast wilderness, but the arid climate can sustain only about 160 horses. The Bureau of Land Management has a round-up and adoption program to keep the herd…

Thanks to some Delta Skymiles, we find ourselves in Montana, with a base of operations in Bozeman. This turned out to be the easiest of hops from Knoxville with a 6:45 departure, then one hour and 50 minutes to Minneapolis with just 50 steps to…

Bird fans! Before our Africa trip disappears into the rearview mirror, I wanted to include some posts of our feathered friends. Yes, we went to Africa to see the elephants, hippos, giraffes and other exotic mammals but the wide variety of bird life proved to…

In April 2018, the King of Swaziland decided to change the name of his country to Eswatini. The new name, eSwatini, means “land of the Swazis”… Wait, isn’t that what Swaziland means? The change was unexpected, but King Mswati has been referring to Swaziland for…

It may be a distant future retirement task to process through the 10,500 pictures I took on our Africa trip, but while I am still fresh, I wanted to post as many subjects as I can before I am back to my day job. Today…

Africa, why? I heard that from more than one person when asked about our next trip. The picture blog below answers that question. Our guide said that he had never seen elephants swimming. We watched two different packs swimming across the Chobe River, just 30…