the wandering chick

nevada high desert and mountains


When it comes to taking pictures, my motto is this:

Always look behind you.

The scene there may be as magnificent as the one ahead.

Welcome to my picture collection.

Most of my adult life has been spent with camera in tow, always with one eye on the road and the other looking out for the perfect shot.

It never takes long to find.

The graceful weeping willow, the orange sunset, the crashing waves. The joy of capturing such serenity, such quiet beauty always gets my heart pumping and my soul singing.

A novice, yes. But I doubt few pros feel more adrenaline flow than I each time the shutter is released.

Whether traveling with family and friends, or wandering alone down the highways and byways, the beauty is only surpassed by the thrill of finding it.

A collection of photo favorites


grafton notch sp, maine
I'm on Vancouver Island and loving it. What a jewel! The weather hasn't been the greatest, but at least it's still relatively warm if not sunny. We've found the blackberry bushes and wonderful scenes in deep old-growth forests like this one over by Port Renfrew. View the pictures of a few absolutely remarkable hikes along this rugged southwest corner of the island.



Traveling the main highway through Grafton Notch State Park, in Maine near the New Hampshire border
Great blue heron on Roosevelt Lake
A great blue heron on Roosevelt Lake, Arizona
Follow the link under the picture to the right to see photos of the high desert of Nevada via the State Highway 95. Also, near the town of Hawthorne, also on the 95, is Walker Lake. A link to it can be found to the Nevada home page.


Please visit some of my other travel locations. Feel free to email me if you have questions or comments.

BY CITY:Boston | Carson City | Coeur d'Alene, ID | Colorado Springs| Duluth, MN | Durango, CO | Fort Benton, MT | Galveston, TX | Independence, MO | Juliette, GA | Key West | Leadville, CO | Morro Bay, CA | New York City | Sacramento | San Diego | Santa Fe, New Mex. | Savannah | Seattle | Sedona, AZ | St. Louis | Stillwater, MN | Taos | Tombstone | Tucson | Washington, D.C.

BY STATE: Alaska | Arizona | California | Colorado | Florida | Georgia | Idaho | Maine | Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | Montana | Nevada | New Mexico | North Carolina | Oregon | South Dakota| Texas | Utah | Washington | Wisconsin | Wyoming

BY REGIONS, LANDMARKS AND NATL PARKS, FORESTS AND MONUMENTS: the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, CA | Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake | Arches NP | the Badlands | Bandelier Natl Monument, New Mex. | Big Sur | Bighorn Canyon | the Biltmore Estate, NC | the Black Hills | Blue Ridge Parkway | Bodega Bay, CA | Bridges of Madison County, IA | Bryce Canyon | Canyon de Chelly, AZ | Canyonlands NP, UT | Death Valley | Devils Tower, WY| Garden of the Gods, CO | Glacier NP, MT | Ghost Ranch, New Mex. | the Grand Canyon | the Grand Tetons | the Great Sand Dunes NP, CO | Gulf Shores, AL | the Hearst Castle, CA | Highway 287 | Hoover Dam, NV | Hovenweep Natl Mon, UT | In search of Barns and Bridges | Kure Beach, NC | Lake Powell, AZ | Lake Tahoe | Little Bighorn Battlefield, WY | Mackinac Island | Martha's Vineyard | Medicine Bow Natl Forest, WY | Mesa Verde NP, CO | Monterey Bay | Monument Valley, UT | Mount Rainier | Mount Rushmore | Mount St. Helens | Napa Valley | Natural Bridges Natl Mon, UT | Niagara Falls | OK City (bombing) Natl Memorial | the Olympic Peninsula | Organ Pipe Cactus Natl Mon, AZ | the Outer Banks, NC | the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert, AZ | Pictured Rocks Natl Lakeshore, MI | Point Reyes Natl Seashore, CA | Rio Grande del Norte Natl Mon., New Mex. | Rocky Mtn NP | the Royal Gorge, CO | Saguaro NP, AZ | Shenandoah Valley | Sleeping Bear Dunes Natl Lakeshore, MI | the Sonoma Coast | Sunset Crater Natl Mon, AZ | Tent Rocks Natl Mon., New Mex. | Texas Hill Country | Tonto Natl Mon, AZ | Tonto Natural Bridge | Tybee Island, SC | Valley of Fire, NV | Vancouver Island |the Vermillion Cliffs, AZ | White Mountains Natl Forest, NH | White Sands Natl Mon, NM | Yellowstone NP | Yosemite NP | Zion NP

OUTSIDE THE U.S.: Austria | Budapest, Hungary | Canada | Costa Rica | East Africa | Europe, here and there | France | Germany | Greece | Italy | Morocco | the Netherlands | Portugal | Puerto Peņasco, Mexico | Russia | Scotland | Spain | Switzerland | Tunisia | Turkey

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gnarly forest
prairie and mtns
Waterton Lakes National Park, the Canadian version of Glacier Natl Park, turned out to be everything I had expected. See more of this area where foothills don't exist. It's prairie to mountain, right on.
broken islands
The Pacific Rim towns of Ucluelet and Tofino will go down as one of the many, many highlights of Vancouver Island. Click here to view some of the marvelous beaches and harbors in the area. Pictured here is a group of islands called the Broken Group Islands off the coast of Ucluelet and near the Amphitrite Lighthouse. It's also near where the Pacific Wild Trail begins.
What a lover!!
I've added my last page to my British Columbia trip until I return in September to do Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. If you've visited some of my destinations, take a moment to view Chilliwack, a wonderful farming community. I hope you return. And I thank you.
elk herd
Even though I was leaving Canada's British Columbia, the journey was far from over. Driving down through Oregon, I stopped to watch this herd of elk. Click the highllghted link for a few more pictures. . From there, I headed into Nevada via the Highway 95, a stretch of breath-taking high desert. Follow the link and thanks for visiting.
suspension bridge
Two of my last sights to see on the stunning Vancouver Island were along the Gold River Highway, Highway 28. Elk Falls and its spanking new suspension bridge are on the east side of Highway 28. Check out the photo page. Then, if you're interested head over to link to the Gold River Highway to check it out. Thanks for visiting.