The Gorgeous Trickster – Plumeria

Flowers have evolved to stand-out. Plumeria stand above the crowd. On one of the many staired pathways winding through the neighborhoods of El Cerro in Puerto Vallarta, this pink plumeria rose up and grabbed my eyes. The petals offer striking definition, the lone pointing leaf strong and straight and the plaster brick background satisfyingly anchors … More The Gorgeous Trickster – Plumeria

Take A Hike With Me: Wonderland Trail – Mount Rainier National Park

In 2015 my wife and I embarked on a trip to Mount Rainier in the Cascade range of Washington State. We had been to Rainier (aka Tahoma, The Mountain) many times before. My wife had worked at Paradise Inn at 21 years old, and she had traveled back for various adventures on the Mountain in … More Take A Hike With Me: Wonderland Trail – Mount Rainier National Park

An Idea Unfinished

  In the Mexican mountain town of Mascota, our local friends brought us to the site of an unfinished Roman Catholic temple, Templo de la Preciosa Sangre.  It is unknown exactly why the temple was never finished, though the simple fact of running out of funds seems to be the consensus. Even in its unfinished … More An Idea Unfinished

Spar On The Lake

In my ongoing effort to control the spread of beetle kill, I hired the skilled folks at Acker Tree Service to come in and take out some of the infested trees that are too complicated for me to take out myself.  If you can get to the trees soon enough, burn, cover with plastic, or … More Spar On The Lake