Findan was an Irishman from Leinster. The Nordmanni took his sister. Findan’s father gave him a satchel of coins and instructions that he was to go the raiders and bring her back. Joined by some friends he set out to find the Nordmanni. Unfortunately, they found him first, slaughtered his companions, clapped him in irons [...]
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An evening rain storm soaks the valleys on the west face of the Colombine Hondo ...
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Thursday night saw an incredibly dramatic and moody storm move across northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Perfect for storm pictures. That kind of weather certainly matched the darkness in me that evening. I followed it around for a few hours, driving up through the county to the northern parts trying to capture its cross [...]
I wasn’t terribly impressed with this spring reflection image to be honest. Apparently, others were. I still find it just a bit mediocre….. (I like this one alot better) On Sundays the kids and I always head out into the world looking for some adventure to have. Sometimes we will venture far afield [...]
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ~ Masanobu Fukuoka The magpies sat in the apple tree that sheltered the corn. They were large and thick and daring. The birds considered us with their ridiculously intelligent eyes. “They were watching like [...]
Friday late afternoon saw a series of small but intense little storms rush over the Taos area bringing some stiff winds, a little bit of thunder, some large, spotty and cold rain drops (not much beyond that) in town – and even some light snow in the mountains southeast of town. I took these shots [...]
Everyone was yelling. You notice all the shouting about the same time the fetid reek of salt, tin, ammonia and decay smacks you in the nose. “¡Permiso! ¡Permiso! ¡Cuidado!” A short man in a mustache and green apron pushed past me with a dolly overloaded with ice. His rubber boots splashed in a puddle, spraying [...]
Ute Mountain, located on the northern edge of the county of Taos, New Mexico, is perhaps the crown jewel of the new El Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Ute is a 10,093 foot high volcanic cone rising nearly 3,000 feet above the surrounding plain. Ute is something you can’t miss. Located about ten [...]
It doesn’t seem to matter much that many of the habitat maps for the little Ruby throated hummingbird puts Taos well outside of thier range. We’ve had loads of them. The males, like this one above, showed up early and fought amongst themselves for access to the solitary feeder we put out this year. Just [...]
Ed Fenzl is a practical man. “I like things that are functional, easy to maintain, going to last at least five to eight years … that’s my only criteria.” The mustached former parks superintendent and landscape contractor credits much of the success of Arroyo Seco’s Living Light Farm to practical experimentation. “A lot of folks [...]
Now that summer time is fast approaching, many people are making plans for their summer holiday. When making choices as to possible destinations, many people are looking for places that offer casino gambling. For some this may even be the first time they have played casino games in a land based venue. Many of these [...]
Last night I was going back through all the amazing photographs I took while in India last year and wondering…what should I do with them? This one stood out. At least tonight it did, when I’m having that very strong urge to travel again. I was camped up under a huge mass of reeds just [...]
Near the greenhouse, Ty Minton found a big, fat fuzzy caterpillar and he wasn’t sure what, exactly, it was. “I was so excited,” he said. “I ran inside, grabbed the iPad and raced back out here before it was gone. I spent quite awhile poring over pictures online, trying to match it up with the [...]
The majestic St. Lawrence River, which borders the southern side of the Canadian province of Quebec, is among the 25 longest rivers in the world, extending across more than 3000 kilometres. Home to fantastic animal species including whales (which can easily be observed in Tadoussac), the St. Lawrence River is also home to multiple islands, [...]
Archaeology, beer and food have motivated author and photographer Jim O’Donnell’s twenty-five years of travel to over forty countries on five continents - and are at least partially to blame for the five languages he is sure he can stumble through. Jim is the author of “Notes for the Aurora Society”, and “Rise and Go a collection of 200+ images and short stories from Around the World as well as numerous other sordid tales, articles, half-finished novels, works in progress, essays and other scribbling. Jim is the owner and head monkey here at Around the World in Eighty Years.
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- Twenty-One Beautiful Birds of Panama – Birdgasm! March 12, 2013
- Spring Rainstorm Pictures – My Shot of the Day – April 1, 2013 April 1, 2013
- Seeking Some Sassy Ceviche at the Fish Market in Panama City February 26, 2013
- Arabian Sea Sunset April 23, 2013
- Balloon Rides and Taos Mesa from Above May 17, 2013
- Evening Rain on the Colombine Hondo Wilderness Study Area – My Shot of the Day – May 16, 2013 May 16, 2013
- Spring in Taos New Mexico – My Shot(S) of the Day – May 13, 2013 May 13, 2013
- Ute Mountain, County of Taos – My Shot of the Day – May 9, 2013 May 9, 2013
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