It's just too hot here in Oklahoma right now, so I thought that I'd go looking for some photos to escape the heat. As you'll notice the color blue figures prominently in all of these shots. The first six photos are from our trip to Alaska. Number 7 was taken last October in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and features some fool who thought that surfing in that frigid ocean water was just the thing to do. Hmm... Photo number 8 is one of my all-time favorite photos from Alaska (and is hanging in our living room). Photo number 9 is from the Canadian Rockies, as is photo number 10. Hope that you're keeping cool in your own way.
I went rummaging again, in my old files, and I thought it time for another nostalgic trip down the memory lane of predigital photography. In that era we had only so much film, and didn't want to waste any of it - so photography was often an art of waiting - for the light to be right, or for the subject to hold still, or to move in certain ways... always something. Anyway, these pictures are from the seventies, and most are taken from trips 'out west.' Photo number 1 is of the pacific ocean, somewhere in California (near Big Sur), as is photo number 3. Photos number 2 and 4 are of sunsets in Arizona, the state with the most magnificent sunsets. Photo number 5 is from Zion National Park, in Utah, looking up at one of the "Apostles." Photo number 6 is from a state park in Tennessee. And photo number 7 is back in Utah, at Bryce Canyon National Park, looking out at the "Mormon Tabernacle Choir." Photo number 8 is of Olympic National Park, in Washington State, and is taken from a place that is just a 15 - 20 minute drive from the ocean. Photo number 9 is also from Washington State (in June, I might add), and is from Mount Rainier. And finally, number 10, a personal favorite, is from Muir Woods National Monument, and is of a giant sequoia, but I think it maintains its majesty, even close up. Enjoy!