My favorites for the 3rd quarter 2008....
Meeting history I. (maxa
Levoca is a town in the north of east Slovakia. The first written reference is from 1249. The historical square became town monument reservation in 1950.
Amongst all the smoke from nearby California fires, the redwoods were still beautiful within the national forest.
OOO, it was good to get out there today. . .even though it was very warm (for me).
This picture was taken just down from the Great Falls that the city was named for.
The most gorgeous hike, though exhausting...
The Spis Castle belongs among the largest castle complexes in Europe. The first of the castle mention becomes from the 12th century.
In 1993 the castle together with the surroundings was included to the UNESCO world cultural heritage.
Greenbrier River trail late afternoon (shbknits
This wonderful trail is a converted railroad bed. The late afternoon sun was sparkling on some tulip poplars at riverside.
The Alpine rhododendron is in full bloom everywhere!
Ancient windows II. (maxa
The Spis Castle belongs to the largest castle complexes in Europe. It is situated 634 metres above the sea level and ancient windows show us many magic views...
Additional photos close up and without zoom
A sleepy and still little creek way back in the woods on a hot summer day. Too bad I didn't bring my fishing pole.
#734 - 2-8-0 Consolidation of the Western Maryland Scenic Railway, Cumberland, MD
Shot at Muir Woods National Monument.
Taken at 300mm of our neighbor's pasture/horse. I felt privileged to view the golden colors painted by the Creator.
Sitting on a pier with the fishermen watching the sunset
Kynance cove Cornwall uk. Wonderfull place quite magical.The kids love it because it has walk through caves.But best of all is as the tide goes out people start to disappear around the corner between some rocks.So being inquisitive you go for a look.Then WOW it opens up to a magical hiden cove and beach with the Atlantic both sides of the beach.This always reminds me of the film The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio.
early morning treats.. (ksmom
.. a beautiful colorful cottage garden,,
complete with picket fence!!
Present temperature in Happy Valley is 84 F with humidity of 30 % under a Milky Blue sunny cloudless sky. Count the Daisy petals yourself and you'll see She Loves Me Not !
Green embracement I. (maxa
North Pole star trails from Madonie Mountains (Sicily-Italy)
We waited about 90 minutes for the clouds to lift, and then the mountain magically appeared. Top center of the picture is the still growing lava dome (you can see steam coming out of it and mixing with the clouds) It is surrounded by the youngest glacier on the planet.
Crossing the river at the bottom of the picture was a heard of 14 Elk bulls. My little camera didn't have the zoom to pick them up...
One of many spectacular views along the hike in Rocky Mountain National Park today.
HOT TIME IN THE SUMMER SUN (TammyC
Living life in the country is never taken for granted.
There's a country song that claims you can't fence time. Some from the living history crowd may beg to differ. :-) The buildings at Hale Farm and Village in Bath, Ohio replicate what the fictional “living history” town of Wheatfield would have looked like in 1848.
Summer in the city VI. (maxa
The historical part of Banská Bystrica is a municipal cultural reservation with a complex of objects that creates a town castle. The old town castle was built in the 14th century.
Great Smoky Mountains near Cherokee, NC
Rushing stream at the Chicago Forks (slieb25
at Angel Lake, East Humboldt Range
Hiked Mt Si. It was too misty and coverered by clouds for any panorama shots. Hope you enjoy a few details from along the trail.
An early morning surprise!
Standing in Fort Walton Beach and looking across Choctawhatchee Bay as the sun just first peeks up over Shalimar, FL.
From higher up, the rows of corn make a great photo.
I have never taken pictures of clouds before but when I saw these I decided to give it a try. Wow,the photos came out just the way I saw them. I only cropped them a little but didn't change the colors.Today was 104 degrees and we are having a server drought so maybe these clouds are a good sign.
The rain unusually heavy rain has provided for near jungle-like green in Vermont!
~Little River State Park~
One day later, now they are three
Trip up Hwy 55 to McCall, Idaho
I took this along my hike today on this beautiful August day in which the temperature was in the low 70s.
We love to drive around the country and see this kind of sights.
What flower could be more perfect than this?
Hay wagon at the University of Connecticut (Hamptonite
This shot portrays the origin of the University of Connecticut as an agricultural college.
along our stretch of the road, near sunset at the conclusion of a perfect day in August.
A small village in Provence
Snowberry Clear-wing Sphinx Moth (dypepper
This little moth is very fast!! He stays in one place about one second, which doesn't give you much time to focus and shoot. These were shot with the camera set on shutter speed priority of 1/1500 of a second.
Here's one more shot from our mini storm chase this evening. (A mini storm chase is when the storm is not really large and you spend a lot of time trying to get out of the rain so you can take pictures.) A rainbow for good luck for everyone.
along our road. Wonderful dark skies made for fine contrasts, all day, but espescially towards dusk.
In the old half-ruined village
Wolf Creek, Killarney, Ontario
Bolts of lightning shoot down in the hills above Sherman Oaks, Ca as monsoon moisture moves in early this morning. Even though the lightning seems close, it was really over the ocean 10 miles away.
over the church and the plain of Luberon
My first day in Montana - back at the family farm.
with great posture...that is because it is young!LOL
The day is long in Scotland. It is 20 in the evening now.
This was taken from the window of our (moving) train car on the way up to White Pass Summit outside of Skagway, Alaska.
Such beauty in God's creation!!! Truly amazing!
During Fay, I took a short trip to Paynes Prairie. This is Camp Ranch Road. I love this winding path. Today it was even more interesting with the rain drops and subtle forest light. Thanks to Fay, everything looks so green now. ~
Each year one of our local farmers puts in a field of sunflowers. We hope he keeps up the tradition.
Water garden in front of the Down East library - Smyrna.
feather floating on Lake Williams
The sun angle, tint and shadows just appealed to me.
Various views of Crater Lake National Park
From Ammassalik Fjord, near Kuummiut....
The cattle stood quietly in the gentle fog and the early morning glow that comes just before sunrise....
Thompson River looking in the opposite direction (silvyr
Same spot as the first photo, just looking in the opposite direction. BEautiful place... very peaceful. This is where I take all my bighorn sheep photos.
Cahors's primary symbolic structure,it's the most beautiful and best preserved of the European medieval fortified bridges. Rare example of French military architecture of the Middle- Age,with its six gothic arches and three square towers over the river Lot, it took 70 years to complete from 1308 to 1378.
The Ghost Of Whaling Past. This is the Mary D.Humne In Gold Beach Oregon, it has a great history behind her.
To get the history Google up the Mary D.Hume.
of One of the most Beautiful Villages of France. It's time to leave...with regret!
Another stunning place overlooking the river Dordogne.Around here, you couldn't drive 2 miles without seeing a castle or a manor or a fortified town! 17 movies had been shot in this one...
A late summer visit to historic White's Mill....
Beautiful Day in Maine (Hoot
This was taken at McClellan Park in Milbridge, ME
Lamoille Canyon, Ruby Mountains, Nevada
Meteora Rock Monasteries in the rain 4 (Ekim
A loop of the Dordogne under Domme, a fortified village.