Traveling north of 60 … From the Web – “During the blue “hour“, red light passes through space while blue light is scattered in the atmosphere, and thus reaches Earth’s surface. Blue hour usually lasts about 20–30 minutes right after sunset and right before sunrise. For instance, if the sun sets…

The Pineapple Fountain in Charleston, South Carolina captured in the Blue Hour evening light.

I know this lighthouse is a well-known part of Tybee Island and I really wanted to capture the image. I tried the last time we were here and was not satisfied with the results, so we took another run at it. We had visited on…

We captured this image through the hazy, dirty, wet window of a tour boat on Lake Como, Italy.   With storms all day, our excursion from the town of Como to Bellagio was a bit rough and I had just a few seconds to brace myself…

On a perfect mid-March day, Azaleas bloom along Oglethorpe Avenue in Savannah, Georgia

Located on East Bay Street in Charleston, South Carolina, Rainbow Row is a stretch of 13 Georgian-style row homes painted in bright pastels.  The area is a must-see for visitors, where architecture, colors, flower boxes wrought-iron accents and balconies combine for a great scene.  However,…

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…

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…

Here at 51.5 degrees north latitude,  on this day of the year, the sun rises at 8:06 am and sets at 4:00 pm.  By 2:30 in the afternoon, you can already sense the sun beginning its low-angle wane into the golden hour. I read that…

Our tour of Portugal and Spain included a good deal of windshield time and today we were settled in for the 417 Kilometer (260 mile) drive from Granada to Madrid along the A-4 / E-5 Autovia del Sur.  The long hours of cross-country travel across…