Teaching My Daughter How to Hike – Did I Do a Bad Thing?

On a hike with Kara along Rock Creek in the eastern Sierra of California

Years ago, I taught my daughter how to be a “good” hiker. But, in the process, did I do a bad thing? I have always loved hiking. I don’t need to dangle from ropes, trudge for miles with a hefty backpack, or scale Mt. Everest. But I enjoy getting out into nature, walking on quiet [Read More...]

I’ve Got a Couple of Bucks for You


Not real bucks, unfortunately, but photos of real bucks. As I was sitting on my back patio recently, a couple of bucks decided to have lunch from my back yard. I thought I’d share the photos with you, just for fun. [Read more...]

Animal Adventures at Laity Lodge

My cat, Lily, and dog, Sanday, are fascinated by the squirrel that comes to eat just outside their window.

I thought I’d share a few photos of some recent animal adventures at Laity Lodge, in the Hill Country of Texas. [Read more...]

Proof That Life Can Be Beautiful

Prickly Pear flowers at Laity Lodge in Texas

Today, I thought I’d share a few photos I took yesterday at Laity Lodge in the Texas Hill Country. Here’s proof that life can be beautiful. Any questions? [Read more...]