A jaunt into the Danube Delta

Years ago, we took a quick day-trip into the Danube Delta which involved some boating (hence, rowing). It was a fun little trip to the edge of the Delta. It was early spring, so the full beauty of the place wasn't readily apparent, but that also meant that there were no mosquitoes, which was a … Continue reading A jaunt into the Danube Delta

Something wonderful happened last night

I want to share something with you, something wonderful that happened last night. Read on, it's worth it. Around 4 pm, the water company turned off the water for the entire city due to emergency repairs. Late at night, they turned it back on but it was full of silt and mud, so we let … Continue reading Something wonderful happened last night

Water colors

Today's post: water colors, and I mean that literally. 🙂

The Four Springs

Somewhere along the Transfagarasan Road in the Southern Carpathian Mountains is a wonderful place I call the "Four Springs" (La Patru Izvoare). A crystal-clear pond near a bend in the road is the home of four mountain springs whose water has an amazingly fresh taste. After filling up the pond, their collected volume pours into … Continue reading The Four Springs

Time-lapse videos from Lake Vidraru

We recently visited Lake Vidraru, located in Romania's Carpathian Mountains, alongside the famed Transfagarasan Road. We hiked, drove off-road, went boating, visited nearby landmarks, so look for more photos in future posts, but in this post, I want to show you two time-lapse videos that I made using photographs taken during the trip. These are … Continue reading Time-lapse videos from Lake Vidraru

A new faucet design

I had an idea recently about a new faucet design. (If you've been reading my website for some time, then you may remember I post my ideas here -- when I remember to write them down and don't forget them.) When you look at a shower, right after it's been used, you'll see the splash … Continue reading A new faucet design

A swan preens itself

A large white swan preens itself while floating on a pond, on a hot summer day. I filmed this at the same location as the stag. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpxUeq_c7rI I've never seen a water fowl hold one of its feet so persistently in the air while preening. I've seen geese do it from time to time, but … Continue reading A swan preens itself