A mountain view from the Alaska Highway
We love to drive! It gives us so much more control over what we do and see, and take photos of, for that matter.
This is a mountain shot taken somewhere along the Alaska Highway, north of Dawson Creek. No matter where you are on the Alaska Highway, the views are amazing, and you get to see all kinds of wildlife to boot.
Don’t think you’ll be out there on your own, though. Especially during the summer, there is an amazing amount of people on the road, from small cars to [...]
Continue reading Reflection #551 – Alaska Highway Vista
New England in the summer!
If you are heading anywhere along the coast in New England this summer, this is a sight you will see over and over again. Brightly painted floats, rope, fishing gear, and cute little Cape Cod homes dot the area with total charm.
I love New England, and I love bait shops. Well, to be honest, I love what is usually next door to the bait shops more…the lobster shack, or the clam shack, or the whatever-kind-of-fish-you-would- ever-want shack! Delicious!
New England, specifically Connecticut, is my home and I get to go there once [...]
Continue reading Reflection #538 – Bait Shop, New England, USA
Traveling gives you the opportunity to get a glimpse into somebody else’s life.
I’m fascinated by homes around the world. You can tell a lot by a person’s home, and front yard for that matter.
Therefore, I’ve compiled ten photos of front yards from around the world. What can we glean from them?
This first house was the house Jim and I owned in Alaska. Alaska front yards contain a lot of snow, and usually the machines and tools that help you remove the snow or at least a couple of four wheel drives to get you up that [...]
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One of the most iconic yet least visited National Parks in the U.S.A….Katmai!
I can be a bit of a cheapskate! I know, it’s hard to believe, but it’s true!
Well then, why, you might ask, why would you visit Katmai National Park? The reason there are so few visitors to this remote beauty is the fact that being so far off the beaten path is….yep! Expensive!
Getting to Katmai, though, really is half the fun!
First off you need to get yourself to Anchorage, Alaska. Then you must fly a pretty big plane to King Salmon, [...]
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Hailibut Cove, Alaska is one of those fun day trips out of Homer. Homer is on the southern part of the Kenai Peninsula full of great fishing, moose, and the true Alaskan spirit. It’s at least a six hour drive south of Anchorage, but there are a few good stops along the way.
While in Homer, you go down to the spit (dock) and hire a boat to take you to Halibut Cove. It is a quick jaunt, and there are plenty of otters and sea lions in the waters. In summer, it’s great to see the otters and [...]
Continue reading Reflection #528 – Halibut Cove, Alaska
Have you ever been to New Orleans, Louisiana?
New Orleans is an unforgettable place. I’ve only been there one time, and to be honest I can’t wait to go back…except for the heat and humidity, that is. I can do without them, thank you very much!
We only spent a few sweaty days in the Big Easy, but we enjoyed every minute of it. From drinking every flavor daiquiris on the streets to trying some of the best cuisine in the world, we soaked in the Cajun culture, accent, and gumbo!
To me this picture is quintessential New Orleans. [...]
Continue reading Reflection #522 – New Orleans Shop
Abandoned house in Texas.
When I think of the American west, I think of wide-open spaces, horses, cowboys, and not a whole lot of trees. That’s what this photo of an abandoned Texas home reminds me of, the old west. The day I made this shot, it was hot. We were on a back road, and there weren’t too many other cars passing us by. The loneliness of this house, just hit home. It had to be a harsh life out there on the prairie.
What does this shot remind you of?
Continue reading Reflection #517 – Abandoned House, Texas
Ice Fishing in Alaska
Winter in Alaska is a magical experience. The daylight is scarce. In the Anchorage area, you get about four and a half hours a day. So it’s dark, but there is a lot of beautiful light during these hours. There’s plenty of sunrise, sunset, and that deep, beautiful blue light as well. Here the sun is sinking about 3:30 in the afternoon, but this guy wants to maximize his ice fishing opportunity so he’s getting set up. Luckily it doesn’t matter how much light is in the sky to fish.
Have you ever been ice [...]
Continue reading Reflection #503 – Ice Fishing Alaska
The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas
On February 23, 1836 President General Antonio López de Santa Anna laid siege to the Alamo. Over 200 troops holed up inside and waited for Santa Ana to come. Come he did on March 6th, and killed all but one of the men. It was a foregone conclusion, and the men knew it. They believed their sacrifice was worth it, worth it for a free Texas.
Some very famous people lost their lives in that battle, one being Davy, Davy Crockett (“the King of the Wild Frontier”). Known as a sharpshooter and [...]
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Fishing traps and floats in the Rockport harbor.
Rockport, Massachusetts is as cute of a little New England town as they get. Nestled right up to the coast, riddled with fishing paraphenalia such as floats, traps, boats, mud boots, and such you just want to head out and catch some lobster of your own.
Boutiques and artist studios line the streets, and every summer day and most weekend in the fall and spring, the sidewalks are full of day-trippers and weekenders.
There are plenty of hotels and Bed and Breakfast places nearby, and it can be so romantic to [...]
Continue reading Reflection #499 – Portrait of a Fishing Village, Rockport, MA.