Oahu, AKA paradise 2

I took my second trip to Hawaii in November 2015, after choosing it as my work 25th anniversary gift. A trip to paradise outshone any other possibilities. The first photo is of the Olympic mountains that we passed as I left Seattle.          ...

Albuquerque Zoo

When in doubt, see animals. When I had most of a day available in Albuquerque, before flying out the next day, I looked at a bunch of possibilities. The zoo won out. It may have had something to do with a baby elephant. As you can see below she was gorgeous. And there...

VLA and Bosque del Apache

I visited Bosque del Apache a few years ago, but in July, so there weren’t any birds that I could see (I’m a photographer, Jim, not a birder!). It was a handy visit because I got the general lay of the land. I was thrilled to be able to go back during bird...

White Sands

White Sands was as magnificent as I’d hoped. Every six months the rangers take photographers on a sunrise shoot. I’d built my vacation around that date. Although my vacation almost got ruined by the government shutdown, they reopened White Sands National...

New Mexico – churches and graveyards

I couldn’t resist posting this on the eve of Paul Walker’s death. I’m stunned by Walker’s death – he was 40 years old. It just doesn’t make sense. I learned from karate to appreciate what you have every moment you have it, because...

Landscapes 1

One place I always go when I visit N.M. is White Rock. If you drive through the unassuming little town, past their playing fields, you come to a circular parking lot. You get out and walk a little way and you realize you’re on the precipice of a mesa. If you go...

Tesuque and the road to Taos (pt 1)

The first set of photos are from Tesuque, including the sad truck I found in the weeds by the side of the road. The glass of lemonade is a cheat – it was taken on a trip to Ojo Caliente  – a lovely mineral hot springs north of Santa Fe. It had to go here...

Santa Fe

I’ve been to Santa Fe numerous times, and I always love it. It’s charming and rustically stylish. I’ve always felt at home there, and this is greatly because of my wonderful hostess. But there’s something about the high desert that is...

Museum of Glass autumn show

The current show at MOG is Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest. The show, like all MOG shows, is fascinating and brilliant. They do a great job tying the two regions’ glass artists together, frequently, and with no surprise, to Pilchuck. Here are...