Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

This world renowned landmark is a fascinating ancient Inca estate located high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. I’d heard the name ‘Machu Picchu’ many times, but I didn’t have a mental picture associated with the name. All I knew was that it was in the mountains somewhere in the world. Yes, I’m always amazed at how much I don’t know and how much there is to learn.

San Francisco

San Francisco

My earliest memory of San Francisco was from childhood when I flew from there to Los Angeles with my sister. I was five-years-old at the time and the stewardess asked me to pass out gum to all the passengers. I don’t remember minding the experience at all. I received a pair of ‘wings’ for my effort, which I wish I still had. Since I spent part of my childhood in a logging town in northern California, San Francisco has always been part of my memories.

Ice

Ice

I was drawn to ice as a topic for this blog because of some beautiful photos I saw on Pixabay. I have to admit, I didn’t have a lot of hope I’d find the subject itself very interesting. Much to my surprise, I learned a whole bunch of things about ice that fascinated and intrigued me.

Deer and Antlers

Deer and Antlers

I had such a narrow understanding of deer before doing this bit of research. I thought deer had a certain kind of antler and the rest were ‘something other than deer’. I think it goes back to my dad hunting deer and coming back with the familiar antlers with a certain number of points.

Fantasy Landscapes

Fantasy Landscapes

This is a fun post for me today. I’m fascinated by what goes on in the minds of visual artists. I enjoy creating my book covers, but I haven’t really explored doing the kinds of fantasy landscapes that I’ve included in the blog today.