Some Kenyan sunbirds

I took a million bird photos in Kenya, so I’m subdividing them into manageable groups for posting.  The sunbirds are one of my favourite old world groups…they’re functionally like hummingbirds in that they drink nectar, but they can only hover for a short time.  Still, they come in lots of beautiful colors and are fun-sized! […]

Photos from Vianden Castle

Look, I’ll admit that human made things like castles and weapons (and babies) don’t pique my natural interest, but I do my best to appreciate them as others do.  So I dutifully toured around Vianden Castle, and carefully documented its contents with photography. I already shared some photos around the castle and town, but here […]

Where in the world is StandingOutInMyField?

I’m on the move! See if you can guess where I am…1 (imaginary internet) point for the right continent, 5 for the right country, and 10 for the right city! Your clue is that it is a location I’ve never been before. Oh and these photos…

231 miles from Central PA to Central NY: second day

This post is continued from yesterday… On the second day, I rode 109 miles and ended up at my friend’s house…I was hurting pretty bad after the first thirty or so. Surprisingly, it was my Achilles tendons that hurt the worst, not my muscles. I don’t know why that is, but it must have been […]

231 miles in two days: Central PA to Central NY by bicycle

I did it! I’ve been training and planning this bike trip for a loooooong time, so I’m super pleased to announce that I successfully rode my bicycle 231 miles in just two days, from central PA to central NY. The destination was carefully selected as…that’s the friend who was willing to give me a ride […]