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2013 Travel Preview – Kenya and Spain

2013 Travel Preview – Kenya and Spain

| March 2, 2013

In early September, Donna and I are traveling to Africa for a Kenya Safari with my good friend Ric and his wife Lisa. Why? Ric and Lisa are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and they asked us to join them. After less than a nanosecond of hesitation, I said absolutely! […]

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Visit Ireland’s Gaelic Past Today

Visit Ireland’s Gaelic Past Today

| February 18, 2013

While on our two-week Ireland adventure we visited two sets of islands off of the west coast of the Emerald Isle. The Great Blasket Islands, which I covered in an earlier post, are no longer inhabited but offer visitors a rich opportunity to imagine what life would have been like on a remote island. The Aran Islands, in stark contrast…

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The Beauty of Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast

The Beauty of Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast

| February 9, 2013

During our two-week adventure in Ireland, we made a six hour trek by car from Galway to Bushmills for a three-day stay on Northern Ireland’s beautiful Antrim Coast. […]

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Benedictine Monasteries: Melk Abbey, Austria

Benedictine Monasteries: Melk Abbey, Austria

| January 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

While visiting Vienna for eight days last December, we decided to take two day trips…one to Bratislava, Slovakia, and the other to Melk, Austria. If you are intrigued by Benedictine Monasteries, seeing the abbey at Melk is well worth your time. The Melk Abbey, one of the most famous […]

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Ireland School of Falconry – Two Weeks in Ireland

Ireland School of Falconry – Two Weeks in Ireland

| January 25, 2013 | 3 Comments

During our two week adventure in beautiful Ireland, we had an incredible experience at the Ireland School of Falconry. The school, which is the oldest established falconry school in Ireland, offers unique opportunities to fly a hawk around the gorgeous grounds of Ashford Castle – with a […]

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Bird Photography: Red-Tailed Hawk with Prey

Bird Photography: Red-Tailed Hawk with Prey

| January 20, 2013

The dramatic side of bird photography Although I don’t consider this the best technical bird photograph in my portfolio, I certainly think it is my most dramatic to-date. While looking for northern flicker woodpeckers on my property last week, I noticed this red-tailed hawk perched on top of one of our tallest pine trees. Filled […]

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Happy Holidays from Colorado

Happy Holidays from Colorado

| December 29, 2012

I hope everyone is having a great holiday. I have been a little slow hitting the publish button lately as I have been spending some time with family and friends enjoying the holiday season. We received a dusting of snow on Christmas morning, which was a real treat. Nothing quite like a Colorado Christmas with […]

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The Galway Latin Quarter – Two Weeks in Ireland

The Galway Latin Quarter – Two Weeks in Ireland

| December 17, 2012

About Galway Ireland After our stop at the Cliffs of Moher we continued up the west coast of Ireland to Galway, a vibrant town of about 75,000 people and home to two universities. It is the sixth most populous city on the island. The reason we visited in Galway was to take in its pub […]

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Schonbrunn Palace then and now

Schonbrunn Palace then and now

| December 11, 2012

I was not confident that we would see snow in Vienna. I will admit though that I hoped we would. Somehow the thought of seeing snow while we were there seemed like it would validate our primary reason for going…to see the Christmas markets. What could be more romantic than huge snowflakes falling as people […]

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Vienna Museums: The Naturhistorisches Museum

Vienna Museums: The Naturhistorisches Museum

| December 9, 2012

We are back from our Christmastime trip to Vienna and, as usual, I have a lot of images to share. Today’s post features a few images from one of the many Vienna Museums…the Naturhistorisches Museum, or Museum of Natural History. The museum, among the largest of its kind, houses 39 exhibition halls and thousands of […]

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