Late spring in our garden

Summer doesn't officially start until the solstice on June 21, so even though it feels very much like summer outside, we can still call it spring. Here is a gallery of photographs taken recently in our garden (on the 9th) with my PEN E-P2 and the 12-50mm lens, which does double duty as a macro … Continue reading Late spring in our garden

A foggy autumn morning

One foggy autumn morning, I took some photographs... and here they are 😁. I love fog almost as much as I love thick snowfall, and for the same reasons: the air of mystery, the white shroud enveloping everything, the quiet, the timeless quality and mood... oh, I could go on and on... This particular morning, … Continue reading A foggy autumn morning

The fortified church in Bazna

The village of Bazna ("Baaßen" in German and "Bázna" in Hungarian) is technically a commune comprised of three villages: Bazna, Boian and Velt. Settled by Saxons in the 13th century, the land was great not only for agriculture but also gave forth natural gas and springs of water containing salt and iodine. The fortified church … Continue reading The fortified church in Bazna

A visit to Villa Vizcaya

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, previously known as Villa Vizcaya, is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune. It's located on Biscayne Bay, in the present day Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Deering used Vizcaya as his winter residence from 1916 until his death in 1925. The … Continue reading A visit to Villa Vizcaya

More photos from the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

When I published my original post about our visit to these wonderful gardens in Delray Beach which are dedicated to the hard work of the Japanese farmers in the area, I only included 16 photographs and 1 video clip. I'm not sure why -- perhaps because I focused on editing the clip and thought 16 … Continue reading More photos from the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

A visit to The Breakers in Palm Beach

Back when we visited the Flagler Museum, we also visited and stayed at The Breakers in Palm Beach, an historic hotel. I honestly thought I'd published these photos long ago but no, I forgot. I did publish a short video clip I filmed on the beach with a new camera I was reviewing at the … Continue reading A visit to The Breakers in Palm Beach

A visit to Las Vegas

Situated in the Mojave Desert, its Spanish name means "The Meadows" because of the wild grasses and desert springs originally found there. An oasis in an otherwise dry and unwelcoming place, it became known to Native Americans over 10,000 years ago. It was discovered by the modern world in 1829, when a young Mexican scout … Continue reading A visit to Las Vegas