Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Moraine Lake

December 28, 2010

Most beautiful
in the world
a turquoise mirror
outshines any Caribbean beach
surrounded by majestic mountain peaks
blanketed in spiky emerald conifers
to top it off
a river of snow
coming down the steep slope
feeding the lake
and primary blue
is the sky

Most Beautiful Place

December 10, 2010

Where is the most beautiful place you have ever visited? For me, Moraine Lake in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies is the most drop-dead gorgeous location in the world!

Its turquoise waters, tall conifers and snow-capped mountains will take your breath away and make you want to stay forever!

My husband and I visited this glacially-fed lake in June 2006. From the vantage point of the rock pile we saw both a small avalanche and a small forest fire high in the mountains—at the same time! Not something you see everyday—or is it, if you live in the Canadian Rockies?

Renting a canoe to explore this awesome lake was such a treat! I highly recommend it. We also had a lovely lunch on the outdoor patio of the Moraine Lake Lodge. If you have limited time in the area, skip Lake Louise and spend your entire day at Moraine Lake. I must return here! Maybe next time we’ll splurge and stay at the lodge. It’d be worth it.

Please do not use photos without my permission.

Pelicans Visit the Fish Market

February 21, 2010


Dock at Ancón, near Lima, Peru

The Dogs of Lima

February 5, 2010

In Lima, Peru—where spaying and neutering is practically unheard of—street dogs are a real problem. While some dogs in Lima are beloved pets, most are unloved and must fend for themselves on the streets. This is my small tribute to the dogs of Lima, from the pampered to the neglected and everywhere in-between.

North Dakota Landscape

November 16, 2009


The sky plays an integral part in wide open spaces.

Hot Water

November 15, 2009


I’m sure there are a million videos of the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone, but here’s mine.

Roadtrip Campsites

November 7, 2009

Take a peek at each of our campsites during our roadtrip from Minnesota to the West Coast in June 2009.

Running on Empty in the Middle of Nowhere

October 4, 2009


Sentinel Butte, North Dakota, June 11, 2009

Crater Lake

September 21, 2009

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, June 21, 2009. And I thought Minnesota winters were long!

Extreme Ice

April 8, 2009

Nova has a fantastic new documentary — Extreme Ice — about our disappearing glaciers, and you can catch it online. Time-lapse photography shows glaciers calving and receding at an alarming rate. But it is cool to watch.

Aialik Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, 1999

Here we are in 1999 at Aialik Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

What would be the problem if there were no glaciers? Many people get their drinking water from glacial streams and rivers, not to mention the fisheries and agriculture that are dependent on these waterways. Also, if the glaciers were to disappear, plus the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica, it is predicted that the sea level would rise enough to wipe out many coastal communities.

Currently in the news, the bridge of ice to the Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica has collapsed, which could facilitate further breaking up of the ice shelf. See Wikipedia.