Mysterious bee creature

  Mysterious, hovering, bee-like creature.  We found several of them holding still in formations in scattered patches of sunlight.  They were striped like bees, and not wasp-ish (well, I didn’t ask them about their politics or religion), but a passerby suggested that bees don’t hover, flies do.  So they may have been faux-bees!

Tharp Log

  Tharp Log near Crescent Meadow, Sequoia National Park. The very large sign at the site clearly stated the name sans apostrophe or "s."  Yes, I know.  It's so unnatural!


Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, California, USA It's rather Burl-esque, wouldn't you say?   Get it, get it?   Wow, tough crowd.   How has nature been amusing you lately?  

Oh, deer!

  Mule deer (I think) along the trail.  Oh, we were SO excited!  Too bad the deer wasn’t as excited to see us.  Absolutely refused to pose.  Drat!  We should have remembered the go-to call for would-be wildlife photographers: “MONKEY!”

Day o’ Napa

8 Aug. 2010 Napa, CA, USA   A quick day trip for winetasting and visiting friends!  We stayed with my friend, Charlotte, in Marin County and dragged her along when we went to visit Emily up in Napa.  Dario and I know Emily from the time she was living and Couchsurfing in Naples.  It was …

April in Ireland: Part 2

After a lovely and scenic photo tour of the Wicklow mountains, we set off in our rental car (“…drive on the left, drive on the left!”) and headed south.  We had skimmed the Rick Steves guide a bit, but weren’t really sure if we’d have time to stop and see anything along the way to …

April in Ireland: Part 1.

Earlier I posted a handful of pictures from our first trip to Ireland.  I have several more pictures scattered over various online locations, but never really pulled it together for a formal post.  I quite miss posting on Photoblog.  I am finally starting to get used to Tumblr’s little quirks and limitations, so I want …

Photos: County Wicklow

10 April 2010 Random selection of photos from County Wicklow, Ireland.  Dario and I were taking our first trip to Ireland.  So beautiful! (Have to go here for now: WordPress is being a beast about uploading and editing photos!)