Wednesday, July 29, 2015

From Above

July 29, 2015. Another day of spectacular flowers in the front yard. This is a single plant, looked at from directly above. Hard to ask for better. From Flickr

Monday, July 27, 2015


July 27, 2015. Long day in the office getting caught up on all sorts of small tasks. When I finished there was only this tractor in the parking lot. A bit surreal, but there you have it. From Flickr

Sunday, July 26, 2015


July 26, 2015. Day of rest. Looked at lilies. Watched some baseball games. From Flickr

Airport Lounge

July 25, 2015. Long trip back from Spain, with two 5-hour layovers, including this one in Toronto. From Flickr

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Tower of Hercules

July 24, 2015. Took the train to A Coruña on the north coast of Spain, overlooking the Bay of Biscay, and walked 10km from the train station to this promontory on which stands the 1st century Roman lighthouse called the Tower of Hercules. It was rehabilitated in the late 1700s and is in excellent shape, and of course, I climed the 284 steps to the top. From Flickr


July 23, 2015. Mostly a day to recover and have a very long dinner with my hosts, but I also found time to take a walk around the northeast part of the city, where I found these stairs. As soon as I saw them I knew I would be climbing them. Nothing but brush and farmland on the other side; the stairs were alongside an old aquaduct that fed water into what otherwise would have been a dry valley. From Flickr

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Traditional Galician Music

July 22, 2015. I walked 13 kilometers through Santiago today but this photo was taken in the Square after a nice meal (my first meal featuring squid ink) in the city centre (with live music in the background). From Flickr