The Central Coast via Highway 1

The Central Coast via Highway 1

I lived three years on the Central Coast of California in the early 2000s and, along with subsequent visits as a family, we’ve gotten to know the area pretty well. The Central Coast is a laid-back sanctuary about halfway between the LA and Bay Area metro areas and a world apart from the traffic gridlock of those metropolises. Read on…

Wildlife of Alaska

Wildlife of Alaska

No state can compare with Alaska for wildlife. In this huge state where wilderness still reigns supreme, the challenge is more about traversing the wild interior than it is about finding nature. The other challenge is that while a plethora of wildlife might be visible, it is often at a GREAT distance. The more powerful the zoom lens, the better. View the gallery…

Wildlife of Tennessee

Wildlife of Tennessee

I spent a couple days in the Smoky Mountains which was enough time to see some of the wild animals and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage of this spot of the Appalachians. With abundant rainfall the Smoky Mountains are the most biodiverse spot in the entire continental United States. View the Gallery

Lory State Park

We got out as a whole family and drove north to Fort Collins to do some hiking. We found Lory State Park right outside town by the Horsetooth Reservoir and hiked the short but steep Arthur’s Rock Trail. Then we headed to town for some good food and beer at the CooperSmith’s Brewery.

I got my first photo of a western tanager and assorted other plants and animals.

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