Weekly Photo Challenge – Evanescent

A moment in time. That’s what Krista Stevens focuses on in this week’s WordPress Challenge theme. The term she used is evanescent. The definition: Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence, quickly fading or disappearing. You can read her entire challenge post here. The first thing that came to my mind was that fleeting time around sunrise and sunset.  Continue reading

Scottsdale’s Old Town

Scottsdale, Arizona.

I was first introduced to Old Town Scottsdale by friends who said we absolutely MUST have dinner at Frank and Lupe’s Restaurant. We make it there at least once every winter, even though it’s a 45-minute drive from our house in Buckeye. Either before or after lunch, we would walk north of the restaurant and check out the upscale shops and stores that Scottsdale is known for. Continue reading

Tortilla Flat – An Arizona Legend

Tortilla Flat, Arizona.

Nestled in a small valley at what my father would have called “a wide spot in the road,” Tortilla Flat has a history that is mostly of legend. Tales of settlements go back to the prospectors and Native Americans of the 18th and 19th centuries. Historians, however, tell a different story. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflecting

 

An interesting coincidence, this week’s Photo Challenge corresponds directly with my weekly theme and daily posts on my other social media pages. This week, Nancy Thanki’s challenge is to “share a photo that captures something reflected back to you in a way that made you look at your surroundings differently.” You can read her entire challenge post at https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/reflecting/. Continue reading

Ass Kickin’ Car Show – Our First with the Orange Pony

ass-kickin-1Goodyear, Arizona.

Since Lynn and I started wintering in Arizona, I’ve been looking for an older, (read inexpensive) convertible for us to explore Arizona on those warmer winter days. This summer, in Fargo, I finally found one that was not only affordable for me, but is in excellent condition, and at 13 years old, is well on its way to becoming a classic.  Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 7 May 2017

Breezy Point, Minnesota.

Last weekend, my Civil Air Patrol role brought me to a resort in Northern Minnesota. The resort at Breezy Point has a history going back to the 1920’s when wealthy publisher Wilfred Hamilton (“Captain Billy”) Fawcett built a home and a lodge big enough to accommodate around 700 people. You can now rent the home, and bring all your friends. It’s nine bathrooms and 11 bedrooms can support a large family gathering easily. In an upcoming feature, I will share a gallery of high dynamic range (HDR) images captured at the resort. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Danger!

Lake Gatun, Panama.

On my bucket list for some time, I finally completed a cruise through the Panama Canal. Who would have guessed there might be an element of danger? While traveling through one of the lakes that make up part of the canal system, a barge pushing another barge caught my attention. I didn’t need a lesson in Spanish to understand the sign, or why the red building was on its own barge as far as possible away from the barge wheelhouse. Continue reading