For the Love of Nature

I stand at the banks of the waterway at Kingfisher Lookout, and spot a field of blackbirds perched on golden stalks. Red-winged blackbirds abound in Texas in the winter months. At home, they symbolize the return of summer. We are at the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park – acres and acres of trails and exploration […]

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Lens-Artists: Landscapes

The glory of travel is in the ever-changing landscape. A reminder that there is always something to discover, whether venturing outside or in.

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Showdown on the Canal

My first inkling of trouble was when I glanced out to see the heron perched on the hillside, and the egret eyeing him from across the canal. “This will be interesting,” I called to Ric. “The heron is very territorial.” I had seen him chase off other birds, his quick stabbing beak a formidable weapon. […]

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Chapter’s End

We are coming to the end of a chapter. After careful consideration of finances and health issues, we’ve decided that our focus needs to shift away from travel to other matters. There is no doubt that last year’s adventure helped improve my health, however; it was more a step up (or out of bed, in […]

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Unexpected

The plan is to go fishing off the pier at Rockport Beach. I load up my walker for the journey out over the water, anticipating a day of action shots – immortalizing the excursion as I’m known to do. The early morning rain clouds are dissipating and a swarm of Black Skimmers parades overhead as […]

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I See Magic

History came to life the first time I set foot upon the walled city of Chester, UK. I was ten, and my father had brought the whole family to the place of his upbringing. I knew from my schooling all about walled cities, and quickly rambled off facts, my mind exploding as the revelations unfolded. […]

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Indian Point Park

“I know you said you wanted to rest today, but do you think we could take a little drive?” I’m back in Texas and the weather could not be better – 24 degrees celsius with clear blue skies. Tomorrow’s forecast is overcast and chillier. My trigger finger is anxious to get the camera going again. […]

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