Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category


August 7, 2008

We happened upon this driftwood along the coast in Acadia National Park and found it eerily interesting.

In the Clouds

August 5, 2008
A recent visit to Acadia National Park put us in the clouds on Cadillac Mt. The wind made it quite difficult to stand.

Water Lilies

August 5, 2008
One of our favorite displays at Longwood Gardens is the Water Lilies. Some of the most colorful water Lilies are the night-bloomers. I took a picture of one night bloomer during the day and then again at night following the fountain show.


August 1, 2008

While in Maine we noticed a lobster boat working the green and pink buoys far below us. When the boat checked the lobster trap nearest us I started snapping pictures and the lobsterman suddenly held up part of his catch for us.
We decided to visit a local lobster pound and Deborah, Christopher, and I sampled the local favorite – Treah and Susan decided to abstain.
Deborah and Christopher dove right in.
And Deborah, being the trooper, dove in first and led the way.
But Treah seemed to be saying “Ewwww – This does not look like anything we call food back home!”

Seagull Hamming It Up

August 1, 2008
We made a trip to Bar Harbor, ME and Acadia National Park recently. While taking pictures on Otter Point this seagull landed within a few feet of Treah. After she snapped numerous pictures she could not resist the ‘thumbs-up’ gesture. We never figured out why the seagull came so close. Perhaps he thought Treah had a tasty morsel, or perhaps it was just a Ham.

Celtic Dancers

July 31, 2008
While attending an outdoor Celtic music concert by Iona last week these young ladies broke out into inspired dance. Their interpretation of the music was interesting and the good time they were having was contagious. Oh, to be young again!

Some New Scenes at Longwood

May 9, 2008

Susan and I love to visit Longwood Gardens in southeastern PA. We visited last week and enjoyed every minute we were there. Longwood has added three treehouses and a new section of the conservatory is open. These pictures show some of the new additions. 



2008 MD Sheep and Wool Festival

May 5, 2008

This is our third year at the MD Sheep and Wool Festival and it still interests us both greatly. I get a special kick out of the sights and sounds. This year purple hair seemed to be in for elderly ladies as well as young. A few pictures with my short interpretation follow. The first picture is a closeup of Susan’s fleece purchase (from a Cormo sheep) this year. She got a nice one.

baaaa (not Susan’s fleece)

double baaaa


 Careful! My Ramhood is at stake here!

Ouch! I don’t bend that way!

Real men spin while wearing bunny ears

Removing the shawl from the loom during the Sheep to Shawl contest


A Trip to Phipps Conservatory

August 6, 2007

Treah bought tickets to Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA for Susan’s birthday. I am glad we finally had time to go. The combinations of botanicals and Chihuly glass made for a brilliant display.

This boat load of glass balls was one of my favorites

A room full of colorful bowl-shaped pieces (Treah would like to have one for serving Chili!) was fascinating

We spent some time in the Stove Room watching the butterflies. If you look closely at this picture you will see the butterfly’s long tongue probing the flower.

I am always fascinated by fiddleheads!

It seems that in a place with rooms full of glass these guys should NOT be horsing around.

Two of my three favorite women (Mom wasn’t there), Susan and Treah, at the end of a nice day.

Lost in a City That ‘Blows’

June 13, 2007

First thing I did in the big city of Quebec was get disoriented. Fortunately, I had Treah with me to point the map in the right direction and get us back on track. Last night the wind was blowing really strong off of the St. Lawrence River. Susan has her eyes shut to keep her ‘eyes’ from blowing away. This city is great and keeps producing surprises, even if it is trying to blow us away.