Palm Springs

Jayne and I visited Palm Springs , California, recently. What follows are brief impressions of the desert-like experience. The first hike we did was exploring the Palm Canyon  at the Indian Canyons  preserve. As was typical of our desert experience, the rocky hills and mountains would give way to an incredible oasis of palm trees and […]

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Joshua Tree

During a recent visit to Palm Springs, California, Jayne and I explored Joshua Tree National Park . It is here that the Sonoran  and Mojave deserts  meet… …containing a forest of strange Joshua Trees and a number of unique rock formations called Inselbergs . The famous San Andreas Fault  bounds the south side of the park. The […]

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Puglia 5

In this final look at our recent trip to southern Italy, I’d like to talk about a few miscellaneous topics. One of the other locations we visited was the city of Santa Maria di Leuca . Founded in the early 1st century AD by some monks, it is the southeastern extremity of Italy — traditionally considered […]

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Ancient Burial Ground, Hartford, Connecticut

Humbled Again

In an earlier posting  , I mentioned how I was lucky enough to have 14 of my images selected for display in the office of the Secretary of the State of Connecticut , Denise Merrill . The display was available for September and October. As a token of my thanks, I allowed the Secretary to accept one of […]

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Puglia 4

Our most favorite location during our recent visit to southern Italy was the ancient cave city  of Matera . This world heritage, UNESCO-listed , site is a gorge filled with ancient cave dwellings known as Sassi. The Sassi are houses dug into the rock itself. The ancient town grew up on one slope of the ravine created […]

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