A Quick Stop in Czechia

A Quick Stop in Czechia

To take a photo,
capture a moment in time,
and still let it pass.

A young boy in Prachatice, Czechia
After I took this boy's photo, I showed him the picture on my camera's LCD screen. When I turned to leave, he got very upset. He was convinced that because he had seen the toy truck in my camera, I was stealing his truck from him. Pointing out the truck in his hand had no effect - he knew that some version of the truck was there in my camera, and that I was taking it with me when I walked away.

I made a quick stop in Czechia recently, and while walking and driving around took some photos. Here are a few.

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Around Santa Cruz

Around Santa Cruz

Snuggled on the coast,
redwoods meet the ocean breeze:
come to Santa Cruz.

Here are some from Santa Cruz and the surrounding area, where “surrounding” is rather loosely defined, as you’ll see.

West Waddell Creek State Wilderness
West Waddell Creek State Wilderness

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Catalina 2017

Catalina 2017

Brave seas and mountains,
to get where buffalo roam
and escape the race.

Once again, I camped on Catalina island with some friends over July 4th weekend.

Here are some photos!

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Joshua Tree

Years of drought over,
desert flowers bloom among
the Joshua Trees.

I made it out to Joshua Tree National Park for a weekend recently. We had missed the peak blooming season, but to my pleasant surprise, there were still flowers blooming throughout the park!

What a marvelous place.

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