Now in its 153rd year, the Victoria Highland Games was a sea of varied and colorful tartans as numerous clans gathered to participate in a weekend of games and contests
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An extended weekend, a new camera lens, and a desire to put some relative distance between ourselves and Seattle provided all the excuse we needed to pay a long overdue trip to Victoria, and specifically the Butchart Gardens.
"The truth, of course, is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time." Remembering David Bowie.
It's a beautiful Autumn afternoon as Kim and I make our way up to The Cloisters museum. The sun is shining through leaves dappled in fall colors, birds are singing, and there's a happy hum in my heart as the noise and clatter of the rest of the city falls far behind us.
Push-pull, love-hate, yin-yang. No other city effects on me the way New York does. First of several posts looking back on a recent visit.
In October we had the opportunity to visit Wolf Haven. Recently accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), their mission is to "conserve and protect wolves and their habitat" while also providing "sanctuary for displaced, captive-born wolves."
Last weekend people from around the globe gathered to participate in the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, whose purpose is to raise awareness about the dramatic decline of some of the world's most iconic megafauna at the hands of men.
A few weeks ago we were given the opportunity to once again visit Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest as part of a summer program that allows donors to get a closer look at the work they do in providing sanctuary to the seven chimpanzees in their care.
I'm staring at the photos I took of our drinks and dinner at Chicago's The Aviary and Next Restaurant, and everything looks delicious and inviting. Why then did I leave the table feeling underwhelmed and dissatisfied with that night?
For some time now we've been making regular pilgrimages to the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge to capture the abundance of wildlife there.