So in yesterday’s post, I mentioned some of the ways in which immigration has changed and/or affected my identity. Continue reading
Posted in Emigration / Immigration, Psychology, Vacations
Tagged back-country camping, backpacking, emigration, Great Britain, hiking, identity, immigration, lifestyle, light-weight camping, mourning, vacations, wild camping
Photo challenge: Cherry on Top:
In 2013 we went on a family trip to the Rockies. My daughter took her stuffed unicorn along, and it shows up in several pictures. I like the effect.
What was going on yesterday:
T was planning a family trip.
I’d been driving R around for three days so she could film for her second documentary about homelessness and I kept forgetting to take pictures of her filming. Continue reading
(Response to Daily Prompt “There’s No Place Like Home”.)
America is full of nomads, aka retirees. They live in RVs, some moving around from one beautiful spot to another, others staying in one place.
What’s the attraction?
Posted in Healthcare, Housing, Society, Transportation, Travel, Vacations, Writing Prompt Responses
Tagged America, DPchallenge, housing, recreation, retirement, RV's, society, There's No Place Like Home, travel, vacations, writing prompts
This is what I get from trying to do these vacation posts by theme. I end up with leftovers–pictures that don’t fit in any theme, or I don’t have enough pictures on a topic to merit a whole themed post. Yet I feel like showing them. So this last post about our Yellowstone do-over is pretty unorganized. Hard to accept for a former librarian, but there it is. Continue reading
Like I mentioned before, the central part of Yellowstone is a caldera, a piece of land that collapsed over a volcanic hotspot. Lava heats water that seeps down through cracks in the broken earth’s surface, and the steam and water find their way back to the surface in hot springs, geysers, mudpots and fumeroles. Continue reading
Posted in Nature, Photography, Vacations
Tagged bacteria, extremophiles, fotografie, fumeroles, geysers, heat-loving bacteria, hot psrings, mud pots, nature, natuur, photography, thermophiles, travel, vacations, Yellowstone National Park
Posted in Nature, Photography, Travel, Vacations
Tagged fotografie, landscapes, landschappen, nature, natuur, photography, reizen, skies, travel, vacations, Yellowstone National Park
The bottoms of concrete structures, dead trees–whatever next? Well, the bottoms of dead trees, of course. There are a lot of them in Yellowstone. Isn’t the bottom of one dead tree much like the bottom of another, you ask? Not at all; like the bottoms of bridges, each deadfall has its own personality.
Let me introduce you to…
Posted in Bottoms of Bridges, Nature, Photography, Vacations
Tagged deadfall, humor, nature, photography, travel, tree roots, trees, uprooted trees, vacations, Yellowstone National Park
Last year I had intended to do a post about the trees in Yellowstone, and the wildfires, but I didn’t have enough good pictures. As we drove out of the park on only our second morning there, on our way to the hospital in Cody, I snapped photos of burnt stretches from the RV window, but of course they didn’t work out. That’s when black and white helps. Well, I felt it did, anyway.
But you can judge for yourself.
A large part of Yellowstone National Park is a caldera, land that collapsed and crumbled after volcanic activity. Water seeps through the cracks and is heated by the magma below the surface. Pressure builds and steam and water burst to the surface in geysers. Continue reading