Monthly Archives: May 2013

Clouds Over Jordan

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Spring in Jordan

My first visit to Jordan was in the fall, so when I returned in the spring I was somewhat surprised at the number and variety of flowers. I’ll show just two samples here- these, and some cactus flowers. There is … Continue reading

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Extremes

Today I want to talk about extremes – and about focus. Both change everything. For a while now I’ve been reminiscing about my recent trip to Jordan. For a change of pace, I’ve been inserting the occasional picture from a … Continue reading

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An Inukshuk In Jordan

If you are fortunate enough to travel in the arctic, you may see a mysterious stone figure known as an Inukshuk. These figures, made of unworked stone, were used by the Inuit as navigation aids and to mark an important … Continue reading

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Twice As Lucky

If a rainbow is good luck, then this must be twice as lucky. I’m not sure about that, but I do know it was twice as impressive.

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Incongruity

One thing I love about travel is how the world has a knack for shattering my illusions. I frequently see things that just don’t line up with expectations. It could be a BedouinĀ  riding a donkey while talking on his … Continue reading

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Petra Revisited

The colors in Petra are amazing – almost unreal. If you saw something like this in a theme park, you would probably criticize it for looking so fake. But this is very real. At first glace these bands look like … Continue reading

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Rainforest

There isn’t a particular story behind this picture, other than the contrast between the greens and blues in this small stream in the rainforest north of Vancouver, and the Ochre hues in the pictures from Jordan.

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Vancouver

I’ve been posting a lot of pictures from the desert in Jordan lately, so I figured it was time for a little change of pace. This picture was taken near the Capilano suspension bridge in North Vancouver.

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Sunset Over the Dead Sea

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