Category Archives: Nature/Outdoors

(Belated) Greetings from Machu Picchu, Perú!

Doesn’t feel like I’ve caught a break since I got back from Perú in October, but here are some photos from Machu Picchu.            

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Testing, Testing

I got a new camera for the trip to Perú in September and have been playing around.

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Things are coming along in the garden.                              

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Year Ends and Odds

Just some random photos from the past month…            

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Greetings from Scotland (Part 3 – Isle of Skye and Glencoe)

So after Inverness, the next destination was the über-tourist mecca in Scotland, Loch Ness.  We started the day at Urquhart Castle, which is about as picturesque as it gets. The entrance/visitors center is extremely well situated into the landscape; when … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost

So, my neighbors put in a pool.  My outdoor sanctuary is gone.  Partly it was a self-inflicted wound; they needed our permission to tear down the fence and destroy a good part of the yard so they could get the … Continue reading

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An Owl

Three weeks ago, the City of Austin cleared out some of the dead trees and underbrush directly behind the house.  That also cleared out a substantial area surrounding the two giant live oaks behind us and created a perfect space … Continue reading

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