Adventure

Please click on any image for a better view. Boating on the Beagle Channel, South America Walking in Wales, Black Mountains Playing with Penguins, Punta Arenas, Chile Gazing at Glaciers, Switzerland Dining on the Danube, Budapest         Ailsa’s travel theme: Adventure Continue reading Adventure

Animal Crackers

Please click on any image for a better view. Charlie the labradoodle, from Thunder Bay, Ontario Sleeping dogs lie in the Andes, Hotel Portillo, Chile This fellow wanted to play ball in Berchtesgaden, Germany Out to pasture, Thornhill, Scotland Alpaca, Glengarry County, Ontario Walking the dog in Lockerbie, Scotland Sleeping dogs also lie in Punta Arenas, Chile … and a pee break at Dunnet Head, … Continue reading Animal Crackers

Liquid mountains of the sky

An active sky can add movement and colour and drama to a photograph … and sometimes skies ARE the photograph, as the landscape pales in comparison to the dance of light and cloud that is happening above.   This one taken in Normandy added such beauty to our autoroute drive.Brittany clouds 24 SL

Driving the Cape Breton Trail in Nova Scotia we saw some beautiful turbulent skies, this one at 4 Mile Beach at Aspey Bay.

CB 051 4 Mile Beach, Aspy Bay SL 8x6jpgWhile my daughter and husband sat up front chattering I was busy in the back snapping shots through the window at 100 km/hr of some tremendous skies over Alberta. Continue reading “Liquid mountains of the sky”

Visual Quotation 32: Horizon

“I determined to gather together all things of beauty … that I could, and preserve them here, against the doom toward which the world is rushing.” “The first quarter-century of your life was doubtless lived under the cloud of being too young for things, while the last quarter-century would normally be shadowed by the still darker cloud of being too old for them; and between … Continue reading Visual Quotation 32: Horizon

Santiago, by design

None of us had expected the city that greeted us.  My own vision of Santiago had been of an industrial city, unkempt, tired and worn at the edges with obvious poverty, pollution and crime.   That was not what greeted us.

Santiago view from San Cristóbal Hill

We found a beautiful urban area of wide boulevards, modern architecture and tree-lined avenues – grand mature trees providing beauty and shade.  In the Providencia district where we stayed, every few blocks we encountered a park bench, always out of the sun, streets lined with beautiful gated homes, and broad sidewalks in good repair … Continue reading “Santiago, by design”

Burrow Shopping

For Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Couples I posted some photos of penguins.  These fellows are just so engaging I need to post some more.  We saw these Magellanic penguins at Otway Sound in southern Chile and, as I said, they build burrows in the sand – not the first material that comes to mind for penguin habitats.

Burrow Boulevard …

Mr. and Mrs. Pen Guin burrow shopping …(photos courtesy of my sister) Continue reading “Burrow Shopping”