San Diego's stunning Mission Bay
WAITING FOR SPRING We chased the sun for six months all over the desert southwest and had a blast - except for the mouse and the mini-flood incidents, that is. But now we're back on the prairies awaiting spring.
Searching for something to photograph that doesn't include dead looking trees, brown grass or left-behi...
I owe Santa Fe an apology.
It's been on my bucket list for ages and we finally managed to marry weather, location and time to make a quick visit happen.
Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo foothills, you could almost miss New Mexico's state capital. The adobe structures that make up a vast portion of the city blend perfectly into its surroundings.
A STEP BACK IN TIME
New Mexico's Salinas Valley
Mission San Gregorio de Abo is one of three Indian villages/Spanish missions within New Mexico's Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Pueblo Indians called it home for over 500 years starting in the early twelfth century. From 1622 to around 1673, Franciscan priests also lived here as they...
Packing up for our first six-month journey south
Deming, New Mexico and the first day of heat!
The time has come
You can't walk down any street without seeing travelers hugging their goodbyes. The 'good morning' shouts from passing golf carts is lessening. The breaking and racking of billiard balls and endless shit-chucking chatter in the...
International Wildlife Hotel
Miniature Sicilian Donkeys at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
I've had a love-hate relationship with zoos forever. Caged animals. A concept that bothers the heck out of me. But if it wasn't for SeaWorld, I never would have been inspired to take up scuba diving so I could get closer to the unbelievable flora and fauna...
Road through Joshua Tree National Park, California
The first sight of them will have you mesmerized.
Explorer John Fremont called them repulsive.
Mormon settlers were reminded of their Prophet Joshua, pointing to the Promised Land.
Locals call them ‘J-Trees’.
A U2 album referenced them.
Some suggest that Dr. Seuss fashioned his Truffula tre...
As the distance between you and the sea shrinks, two things become overwhelmingly obvious. The smell and the crunch. You see, it's not sand beneath your feet. It's decades of death.
Salton Sea Recreation Area
Pulverized fish bones make up beach areas of the Salton Sea
Macerated bones from millions of dead fish create the...
“It often happens that when you look at familiar things through someone else's eyes you see them as you have never seen them before.”
― John Mole, It's All Greek to Me!: A Tale of a Mad Dog and an Englishman, Ruins, Retsina--and Real Greeks
ADIEU SAN DIEGO A month came and went too fast. We will miss San Diego, but know...