Time Traveler, Episode 3

Time Traveler, Episode 3

Short trip to the UK, 2011 Lynn and I made a quick trip to the UK over Thanksgiving that year. Quick as in I think we may have only spent 3 nights there. We found a nice little B&B in Norwich and just walked around the town like the tourists we were. Norwich is home to two beautiful cathedrals, Norwich Cathedral and the Cathedral of St John the Baptist. Construction of Norwich Cathedral was ongoing from 1096 to 1145. Talk about job security. St John the Baptist, a Roman Catholic church, is a recent addition to Norwich having been completed Read more »

On the Road Again

On the Road Again

Stayin’ at Home Well, here we are on the umpty-third day of stay at home but I ain’t complaining even if it is 49° and raining. Sitting here in my studio with the aspen trees along the drive budding out, lots of little birds flying around, and some good music filling the room. I’d turn on the fireplace but there’s a damn woodpecker that’s drilled a hole in the chimney and I’d hate to roast him. I do have a slingshot though. Gonna nail that sucker one day. Hope this finds everyone safe and secure in these perilous times. I understand Read more »

Christmas in Paris, 2012

Christmas in Paris, 2012

Lynn and I journeyed to Paris for Christmas in 2012. As you can see from the photos, the weather was dreary most of the time. We still had a good time with lots of food and good French wines. We stayed at a wonderful small hotel, the Hotel Jeu De Paume on the Île Saint-Louis. We liked it so much we returned in late November, 2013. Notre Dame is just a few blocks away on the Île de la Cité. If you’re hungry for steak while in Paris, you have to go to Relais de l’Entrecote. They’ll bring you a Read more »

Third Time’s A Charm

Third Time’s A Charm

First, on a serious note… Early February, 2020 found me back in Joshua Tree for the third year in a row with Don Messec of Making Art Safely. Early February seems almost like a lifetime ago with covid-19 now confining us to our homes. We had heard that there might be some people quarantined at the nearby Twentynine Palms Marine base but it didn’t seem to be that big a deal. Boy, was that wrong! So please pay attention to the medical professionals and not the politicians. This is and will be a trying time for our country but come Read more »

Joshua Tree 2019

Joshua Tree 2019

Back for a second go round Here I am back in Joshua Tree National Park during February with Don Messec from Making Art Safely in Santa Fe. It’s my second “on location” platinum/palladium (pt/pd) printing workshop in the park with Don and just a load of fun. He packs up the Epson printers loaded with piezograhy inks for making negatives plus all the chemistry, trays, brushes, etc for making prints. His next location trip is the Big Island of Hawaii. Wouldn’t want to pay the baggage fees for that trip. Jim Hamstra was back as mentor and kibitzer. Jim has Read more »

Ancient Olive Trees in Crisis

Ancient Olive Trees in Crisis

Journey to Puglia Lynn and I traveled to Italy with our friends Joe and Mary in September of 2017. After a night out in Rome we met up with our Italian friends and tour guides, Stefania and Orazio of Casa Stefazio fame. They planned and accompanied us for a journey around the Puglia region. We were treated to so much good food – too much really. And we drank our fair share of wine as well. There were so many wonderful overnight stays in places we would never have found on our own. Our stay was for 2 weeks but Read more »

Lynn & Charles headed Down Under in 2018

Lynn & Charles headed Down Under in 2018

A long flight and recuperating in Sydney Lynn and I took advantage of a United sale and headed “Down Under” in early September to explore the East Coast. A 16 hour direct to Sydney flight is a little more bearable when you’re setting up front. A couple of glasses of bubbly, a little whiskey, wine, and an ice cream sundae certainly encourages napping. We spent three nights in Sydney which let us hit the normal tourist spots and museums with all the other tourists. We also managed to get a little way off the beaten path to places like Paddington Read more »

Time Traveler, Episode 1

Time Traveler, Episode 1

OK then. Here’s where I start making up for all the times I haven’t posted and should have. As most of our regular readers (heh, heh) know, Lynn and I have been doing lots of traveling over the past few years and if you haven’t been over for dinner then you haven’t seen many photos from us so I’ll try to change that starting now. Those of you who have been to dinner, thanks for putting up with me. Now these aren’t going to be in chronological order ’cause I’m not that anal. And mostly because some stuff is on  Read more »

Wyoming Beauty

Wyoming Beauty

Well time sure flies don’t it. Here I’d planned on doing regular posts since I’m retired now. Anywho, here’s a photo from our trip to Jackson Hole to visit with our friends Beth and Jeff Schenck who are getting ready to build a house there. This is a 3 shot panorama with a Leica M-P and the APO 50mm lens. The detail is incredible. Many, many thanks to Beth for printing this for me! It’s out for framing right now. The little white spot on the left edge of the light green shoreline is actually a boat in the water Read more »

Saturday, Jan 10th

Saturday, Jan 10th

It’s our last game drive at Tintswalo and the weather is not promising. The sky is overcast and it’s still a little cool at 5:30am when we hit the road. We still haven’t seen the honey badger and everyone is ragging on Darren and Foster. Except for me – I’m a nice guy. Where’s the dang hippos you’ve told us about? And the rhinos? Get it together. Zebras are losing their luster as we’re seeing them almost every day. But on our way to chase down the elusive hippos we run back through the Cape Buffalo herd from yesterday. Everybody Read more »