Weekly Photo Challenge – Glow

Turtle River State Park, North Dakota.

This week, Jen H asks us to share something that glows. She references one possibility that photographers refer to as the Golden Hour. She writes, “The Golden Hour is the time of day before sunset or after sunrise, when the light is soft and glowing. It makes for absolutely beautiful photos.” You can read her entire challenge post hereContinue reading


Pops Route 66 – Lunch on the Mother Road

Arcadia, Oklahoma.

After last week’s Travel Tuesday visit to a site honoring those lost in one of our nation’s tragedies, it’s time to take a ride on one of our nation’s good time highways. Route 66 winds from Chicago to L.A. (is there a song here somewhere?) Leaving the Oklahoma City Memorial, our hosts Jacques and Dorothy suggested a trip down a section of the Mother Road that still exists between Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 15 October 2017

San Antonio, Texas.

In a few weeks, I’ll be sharing images captured with a new camera during my trip to San Antonio. What brought me to Texas that week was the Civil Air Patrol National Conference. On the day I arrived in San Antonio, Hurricane Harvey was battering Houston. San Antonio was battened down as they expected to receive some of the fury of the hurricane. As it turned out, a last minute shift in the storm spared the city that is the home of the Alamo. The clouds were low and heavy with periods of light rain and sprinkles the only indication of the challenges being faced some 300 miles (480 km) east. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Scale

This week, Erica V. asks us to reflect upon scale and a measure of relative size in a photo. She writes about the “… opportunities throughout the day to remember your place in our big, big world.” You can read the entire challenge post here. The photo above, captured at the Very Large Array (VLA) at Socorro, New Mexico features only one of the over 20 dish antennas that make up one of the world’s largest radio telescopes built to give us a glimpse, a small window of time and space in the universe. Continue reading

Oklahoma City National Memorial – Come to Remember. Leave with Resolve.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

I am sitting here in the wake of another national tragedy reflecting on the lives of 58 gone in an instant and over six hundred wounded at a concert in Las Vegas. However, this post is a remembrance of April 19, 1995. It started out as a normal day in the lives of a typical American citizenry. At 9:01 AM, the day was just getting started. Workers at the Alfred P. Murrah Building were just settling into their morning’s work. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 8 October 2017

Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Last weekend found us in Brandon, South Dakota for a family wedding. The wedding was held late Saturday afternoon so we spent some free time in the morning exploring Sioux Falls. Our first stop that morning was only a 12 minute drive from our hotel in Brandon. Falls Park is a short walk from downtown, covers 123 acres and features the city’s namesake the falls on the Big Sioux River. The falls drop some 100 feet (30 m) over several cascades. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Pedestrian

Mazatlan, Mexico.

For this week’s photo challenge, Krista Stevens asks that we consider the term “pedestrian” in all of its contexts. I chose the literal interpretation, allowing me to share a glimpse of street photography, something that I am not particularly good at.  You can read Krista’s entire challenge post, and see a beautiful view of the Red River at Winnipeg hereContinue reading