Aug 22, 2016

Phoenix - Art, Culture, History

The only normal people are the ones
you don't know very well.

Joe Ancis

Window to the past, bronze by Roxanne Swentzell, 1999
Gracing the grounds of the Heard Museum, established in 1929
Woman looking into a very small bead between her fingers
Time to re-discover Phoenix while we wait for our flight to Australia...

Aug 13, 2016

We Interrupt This Program...

Cemeteries are full of indispensable people

Katherine Pancol


By SV Imagine - follow the link here

It went somewhat like this - - - - - - - - - -

Aug 12, 2016

What We Saw - What We Missed

He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something;
he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little;
and he who has spent half an hour in each
of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all.

Sinclair Lewis

Cavorting Mobula Ray

Enough stories, just a post with pictures of what we saw and a few of what we looked for but never found.  Enjoy!

Aug 9, 2016

Redeemed in the Northern Sea?


It’s wilderness so formidable it can turn you inside out
And leave your raw flesh quivering.

Susan Vreeland

Alone again in Las Mujeres
Do expectations change when one has already visited an area?  Are they higher?  Can we still have a ‘neutral’ view of what we now see?  Do we take certain things for granted?  Are we jaded somehow?  Do we romanticize what we previously saw, making it sound better than it really was?

Aug 7, 2016

Armpit of the Sea of Cortez?

We couldn’t free ourselves into the present.

Ian McEwan
El Burro Cove in the morning sun. 
We had been forewarned that Bahia Concepcion, due to its exceptionally still air, lack of strong tides, usually small currents, as well as being a somewhat enclosed long (20 miles) shallow bay surrounded by tall mountains (about 2000+ feet) could be much hotter than the Sea. We had heard it nicknamed “The armpit of the Sea of Cortez” for that same reason but felt we had to find out for ourselves if that reputation had any merit.