Monday, July 14, 2014

From one vacation to another. I've been so bad about blogging for so long that I have a big backlog of photos that could be blog-worthy. Here are a couple bighorn sheep photos from last summer's vacation to the Black Hills and Badlands in South Dakota. 

Western South Dakota is one of my favorite places in the world.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

We walked on the pier every night we were there. It is the second longest pier on the eastern seaboard.

Friday, July 11, 2014


To some extent, everyone gets a little desensitized to their surroundings. So, as a midwesterner, I can't imagine just how cool it would be to be able to sit out on your porch and watch dolphins feeding on fish in the salt marsh.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Here is another attempt at shooting a more or less sunless sunrise on the South Carolina coast. I'm pretty happy with this one.

Monday, July 7, 2014

I think these are called sea oats.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Angel Oak

While in South Carolina, we visited the Angel Oak tree. One place said the tree was about 500 years old. Another said it was about 1500 years old. I don't know which is right, but I do know that it is spectacular.

A couple footprints caught my eye on my vacation. This one is pretty typical.

This one is the track of a loggerhead sea turtle coming ashore, laying its eggs, and then returning to the ocean. It was neat to see the tracks. They were big and reminded me of tractor tracks a little bit. It would have been really cool to see the turtle. They are big turtles, weighing several hundred pounds. The big ones can weigh as much as 1000 pounds.