Two of my treasured friends came to visit last Christmas Eve, then stayed a few days. (Go, Liverpool FC!) We visited the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and were taking photos of the view of the sunset in one direction and the snowy mountains in the other. Because of the reflection of the windows … Continue reading Sunset Score!
Sorry for missing Thailand's National Forest Conservation Day yesterday. Such a great holiday! Speaking of forest conservation, I made it to Redwood National and State Parks during my trip to northern California over New Year's. The State Parks came first, out of private interests attempting to save the redwoods from logging. The National Park added … Continue reading Forest Gumption
Over the holidays, I traveled to Eureka California, which is known for their restored Victorian-style buildings, one of which has been named, "The Pink Lady." (The Pink Lady in cocktail lore is a drink that... oh, here, look it up yourself; you're just browsing the internet right now anyway, right?). While taking photos, I spotted … Continue reading The Pink Lady’s Toast
To continue the tradition established last year of starting the year with an interesting and vital link, Campfire Tales presents Earth's Oceans Foundation, which strives to address the issue of plastic polluting our oceans. I like the Foundation's website for the layout and wider selection of videos, although their Facebook page is more "current."
Every plant that stands in the light of the sun is a saint and an outlaw. Every tree that brings forth blossoms without the command of man is powerful in the sight of God. Every star that man has not counted is a world of sanity and perfection. Every blade of grass is an angel … Continue reading Saints, Outlaws and Uncounted Stars
Holiday cards sent? Check! (unfortunately, that took all week to accomplish) I only have a little time to put up a few decorations. How about a tree? ...or two? Done! Hmm, what now? Maybe some whimsical decorations? Something serene and beautiful? Or both? Done! What's missing? Oh yeah! Victorian carolers and a Nutcracker! Done and … Continue reading Last Minute Decorations
"Why did so many people call you weird?" my mother asked, having read the comments written in my 8th Grade yearbook. Um... because I was? Especially during the 8th Grade. I'll spare you a full re-creation of the conversation(s) that followed, as it/they went on for weeks, and as I never managed to supply my … Continue reading Keep Campfire Tales Weird!
I've said it before: I'm an amateur photographer. Here's what the real deal can do with a camera. All photos courtesy of Angela Kent: Links to my "comparable" efforts: Like those Blue Ridge layers? Try these layers. What about those Woodstock woods? Reminds me of the light through the trees in this place. Those links … Continue reading Lens, Light, Layers
Turkeys gobble, "Thanks!" (mainly to vegans), While vegans say, "Thanks for all the seeds, man." Seeds sprout their thanks for water, soil and light. Lights blink thanks for an evening rest to Night. Night winks, "Thanks for the tickles!" to owls and bats. Owls hoot their thanks for plump and juicy rats. Rats squeak thanks … Continue reading Turkeys Give Thanks