Bhutan

Bhutan

Two young women enjoying themselves at the Tsechu (Buddhist religious festival) in Paro, Bhutan.

Red Poppy

Red Poppy

Morning Fog

Morning Fog

As autumn creeps toward winter in Maine, mists over water become common.  Here the low morning light lends the fog interesting colors. 

Palace Gardens, Bangkok

Palace Gardens, Bangkok

There are five of these splendid towers in the Palace Gardens in Bangkok, Thailand.

Plaza Major, Madrid

Plaza Major, Madrid

The Calle Atocha gate into the Plaza Major, on a Sunday afternoon.

Students in Jakarta

Students in Jakarta

These young ladies were clowning in front of a pocket camera one of the girls had.  I stopped to watch and they agreed to pose for me.

Volcan Parinacota, Chile

Volcan Parinacota, Chile

Parinacota is located in Lauca Park in far northern Chile, on the border with Bolivia.  The volcano's base is at approximately 4800 meters elevation, and the peak at 6342 meters (20,800 feet.

Couple

Couple

Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai, Thailand

An interesting Asian market near the Chiang Mai city center.  Quite an array of art, sculpture, clothing, music, restaurants.

April in Paris

April in Paris

At the Tuileries Gardens.

Gullfoss, Iceland

Gullfoss, Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls) drops 32 meters (105 feet) into a crevice perpendicular to the flow of the Hvitá River.  The crevice is a 1.5 mile fault in Iceland's crust.  The souce of the Hvitá River is the Lángjökull icecap 25 miles north of Gullfoss.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Canal houses, most dating from the 16th Century, on the Damrak near the Amsterdam Central Train Station.

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Dzongs were once fortresses, but are currently used as monasteries and administrative centers.  This man, in traditional Bhutanese dress, is climbing to the monastery temple.

Gare du Nord, Paris

Gare du Nord, Paris

Don't worry, Miss.  There's an information desk around to your left where they speak at least 4 or 5 languages.

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

Every few years an imbalance in predator/prey ratios in the high Arctic results in snowy owls appearing in the US and southern Canada.  This owl was found in a large blueberry field in mid-coast Maine during one of these southern flight winters.

Mothers' Day Orchids

Mothers' Day Orchids

Falcon

Falcon

 Common Terns

Common Terns

Manakin in the Jordaan

Manakin in the Jordaan

A dress shop's display window in Amsterdam presents a striking view after dark.

Portland Museum of Art, Maine

Portland Museum of Art, Maine

Portland's art museum is a work of art in itself.  Including the skylights.

First Light on the Seine

First Light on the Seine

The best time to visit Paris is January.  Few crowds, and the coffee and pastry is just as good as in summer.  The low winter light adds drama to city scenes.

Chile's Atacama Desert

Chile's Atacama Desert

The Atacama, the driest desert in the world, extends from southern Ecuador to north-central Chile.  This scene is west of Lauca Park in far northern Chile, along the road to Arica on the Pacific coast.

Ásólfsskáli, Iceland

Ásólfsskáli, Iceland

A lovely morning in southern Iceland.  That said, the ridge in the background is an arm of Eyjafjalljökull, the volcano that closed Europe to air travel in 2010.  Icelanders tolerate occasional volcanic eruptions, however, the way others tolerate tornadoes or hurricanes.

Restaurant

Restaurant

In the Jordaan, Amsterdam.

 

Sunlight

Sunlight

Amsterdam

Sunset over Great Salt Bay, Maine

Sunset over Great Salt Bay, Maine

Warm Night in April, Amsterdam

Warm Night in April, Amsterdam

Le Jardin de Plantes, Paris

Le Jardin de Plantes, Paris