• St. Augustine Alligator Farm


    Made a quick trip down to Florida this week with the Four Wheel Camper. We camped at Salts Springs Recreation Area in the Ocala National Forest. It was an established campground run by a private contractor in the NF and was a pretty nice place, but I also learned that dispersed camping is allowed along […]

  • Travels with Pete – Phase 1

    Me and Pete

    We rescued a dog from a north Georgia animal control facility a while back, named him Pete, and had him fixed and chipped. I had already made plans to attend Overland Expo 2017 in Flagstaff so I decided to take him along. I would normally take all my Nikon gear but I anticipated that photography […]

  • Iris Time


    Just in time for Easter the iris in our yard have started blooming. This also gives me an opportunity to play with my new Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 that I got to replace my DMC-GH3. I’m heading out to Overland Expo West in May and, since we recently got our rescue dog Pete, I’m thinking about […]

  • More Signs of Spring


    Wandering around the yard again with my Lumix DMC-GH3 and Leica 45mm lens. This a great little combo and I’m looking forward to getting my Lumix DMC-GH5 around the end of March. If you are in the market for a good micro 4/3 camera that is not only capable of excellent shots but is lightweight […]

  • Some Signs of Spring

    Purple and Yellow Primrose

    Starting to see some flowers blooming around the house as an early sign of spring. I am fearful, though, that we will have at least one more freeze before spring is actually here. At any rate I have been wandering around with either my D4s or Lumix DMC-GH3 and snapping a few snaps. Getting anxious […]

  • 2016: The Year in Review

    Dreamy Ocean View

    In 2016 I traveled about 20k miles in the camper, including a couple of trips to the desert southwest, trips to Florida, the Smokies and a grand loop up to Washington and down the Oregon and California coasts as well as points in between. I also attended both Overland Expos (East and West). I’m hoping […]

  • A Quick Trip to the Smokies

    Cades Cove Fog

    I made a quick visit to the Smokies this week to check out the fall colors. Some area were pretty spectacular but the crowds were the biggest I’ve ever seen and the water levels were as low as I’ve ever seen. I suppose the dry conditions made for better color but the lack of water […]

  • Sunflowers!

    Monarch on a Sunflower

    Made a trip up to Fausett Farms this week to see their sunflower patch and we were not at all disappointed. There are 30 acres of sunflowers with about 900,000 plants and they are in full bloom right now. The place is also close to Burt’s Pumpkins, which we also visited with our grandson but […]

  • Scenes from the Palouse

    The Palouse

    The Palouse is a region of the northwestern United States, encompassing parts of southeastern Washington, north central Idaho and, by some definitions, parts of northeast Oregon. – Wikipedia My first trip to the region was this summer as a part of a six week long trip that took me through the deserts of the southwest, […]

  • More left coast lovin’

    Coquille River Light

    As a part of my current wanderings we made the drive down the Pacific Coast from Astoria to the Bay area. Much better visibility than this time last year as we only saw one small fire along the way. Here are a few of the shots I got on that leg of the trip. I’ll […]