At 34 degrees south latitude, it is late autumn here in Cape Town, South Africa on this early May afternoon. Thirty-four degrees equates to the latitude of the Atlanta, Georgia Airport or Los Angeles in the Northern Hemisphere – We have seen temperatures in the…

One of the “must see” attractions to Cape Town, South Africa is a trip to the top of Table Mountain which rises 3563 feet above the city below. Our visit was canceled because of gale-force winds that would affect the cable cars transporting us to…

Before I describe the scene above, there is a bit of backstory. Our airplane row-mate on the long Amsterdam to Cape Town leg of our trip was a South African man who offered to show us around the area. We asked each other if we…

After a long absence from travel and photography blogging, we are back on task. There has been plenty to report, and I may get to some backlogged items later, but Marcy is getting ready to display her work at an art show and we have…

Our winter trip to London included a day trip to Windsor Castle.  We took the District Line from our hotel near the High Street Kensington Underground Station to the Paddington Train Station.   From Paddington, we caught the train to Windsor, with an easy change at…

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…

We are in London, thanks to an invitation by one of the granddaughters to be here for her high school band performance in the New Year’s Day parade. I was reminded of the “Number 9” song from the Beatles White Album when we were told…

Nossa Senhora da Saúde Procession – Lisbon Portugal This is the story of a public procession honoring “Our Lady of Health” in Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday, May 6, 2018. I see that my blogging has been silent for over two months now.   Marcy and I have been…

I’ve still have a regular day job, so rolling out of bed before 5 AM on Saturday is a bit taxing, but the promise of adventure and the notion of getting a new image or two for our galleries usually gets some adrenaline pumping.  This…

Our Facebook feeds were lit up a couple weeks ago with reports from fellow photographers about their elk sightings.   In our area, the best places to see elk are Oconaluftee and Cataloochee,  both of which are on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky…