Valdez Ice Climbing Festival

Posted by on Mar 7, 2015 in Alaska | No Comments
Valdez Ice Climbing Festival

The Valdez Ice Climbing Festival was an amazing thing to observe…fit, healthy men and women of all ages and experience, whom to me appeared to thrive on the adrenalin it takes to do this…climbed the many frozen waterfalls in the Keystone Canyon, the leads into the Alaskan town of Valdez. These waterfalls during summer are impressive […]

Hydrangeas amongst New Zealand grasses

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Flowers, New Zealand | No Comments
Hydrangeas amongst New Zealand grasses

Hydrangeas are an amazing group of flowering plants. Did you know there is more than 70 species? Well this one I found in New Zealand while looking at some native NZ grasses. Wish finding the species of grasses was as easy 🙂

Snow…There is something about it.

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Alaska | No Comments
Snow…There is something about it.

There is something about snow that is quiet, silent, peaceful and beautiful. It falls softly here where I live and and some years pretty constantly during winter. You could go on about the amazing nature of it and how it is condensation of water vapor into an ice nucleus…but nah…its just the beauty itself when its […]

flowers…Lilac’s up close.

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in Flowers | No Comments
flowers…Lilac’s up close.

You know you have a fascination with flowers and macro photography when you see something you want to see want to see it closer….just a tad closer….ok even closer.

Kennicott Mines ~ a ghost town with life

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Kennicott | 2 Comments
Kennicott Mines ~ a ghost town with life

August 1900, a couple of prospectors, spotted a green patch of hillside that looked like it would be good feeding for their pack horses. The green turned out to be part of a mountain of copper ore. Kennicott Glacier in the valley below the mine was named after Robert Kennicott, a naturalist who explored in Alaska […]

Tulip Glory

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Flora | No Comments
Tulip Glory

I love flowers, and the closer in the lens to see details – all the better. Nice to see whats right under our noses sometimes, and the beauty is in the details…forget the devil 🙂  

Fireweed ~ Alaskan native

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Fireweed ~ Alaskan native

Fireweed is an Alaskan ‘regular’, also known as Rosebay willow herb, can be seen in fields of color…It is an amazing plant with multiple uses ~ tea from the leaves, honey, candies and syrups and jellies. It is so hardy that is is often used to recolonize after fire or other land devastation…Me, I think […]

Living the Alaskan Adventure

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Alaska | No Comments

A few years ago I moved to Valdez, Alaska…and if you have never been here it is a small town on the edge of amazing…the wildlife is, well just everywhere and I get to see it all through the lens ~ how amazing is that! I am so lucky to be able to get into […]

Sunflower ~ Out of urban decay comes life.

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in South Carolina | No Comments
Sunflower ~ Out of urban decay comes life.

I love sunflowers, they are sunshine and life itself… A recent vacation took us to the East Coast, from New York, through 5 states. On one of many drives we pull into this small town ~ Georgetown, South Carolina, USA… I must admit I love historic towns (yeah something I am finding out now   […]

Pub Reflections

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Street Views | No Comments
Pub Reflections

Sometimes you just look around and see an image that you wonder if the actual view though the lens looks just like you see it without a lens…this was one of those glances up from a lunch with friends that grabbed my eye and said ~ Yes! [feather_share]