The harsh Alaska winters limit the number of plants & animals that can survive. Those that do are robust.


Denali sighting was exciting


Want to see a lot of wild Alaska not available from the highways? Take Alaska Rail!
Irish literature is extensive and reaches back to ancient legends. Modern literature is incredibly varied and complex. One way to celebrate is to head to the Palace Bar for a Beamish stout. This bar was frequented by W. B. Yeats, James Joyce and Samuel Becket among many others.
Trinity College in Dublin has classical late 18th and 19th century architecture. A walking tour takes you through part of modern Irish history as well. Highlights are the entrance and the library. The library houses the ancient Book of Kells as well as the (probably) 15th century Brian Boru harp.
The rugged Irish coast storms the digital canvas in the early spring. They whip around you and your camera as well. One is certainly surrounded by nature.
Western Ireland in the spring can be an intensely charged landscape. Rain. Mist. Sun rises & sun sets. Swaths of a variety of greens adds to the mysterious pulse of the land.
Tulips Tell the Story
Some photos of the park to entice you to hike.
The monument is being destroyed. Please view the images to get an idea of what will be lost forever.
A quick trip to the south island of New Zealand quickly showed why this island is used in cinema as well as in advertising. The landscape is dramatic.
Photos from Clinton State Park