the wandering chick



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


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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.
overview of town and lake
Oh, my! It's no wonder the residents of the Okanagan Valley are so proud of their region. From glimmering lakes to healthy orchards and vineyards, never mind the fabulous weather, the mildest in Canada, and gorgeous scenery, it's a valley of charm, elegance and immense fun. To see more, go to the Canada home page and click the Okanagan Valley link....or here's a shortcut to the same page.
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.
wooden art jazz player
Highway 3 is one of Canada's most southern routes going east and west. I've traveled much of it and have found interesting things such as this jazz player made of pieces of old wood. I marvel at the imagination of the artist who made it. This tired old musician can be seen in detail by taking a shortcut to the Crowsnest Highway or by following the link from the Canada home page.