These are the favorites of my favorite pictures. Don’t ask me what makes a picture an all-time favorite. It might be a really good picture, it might hold a special memory, or who knows what.

On the lake trail at Piney Creek Wilderness

On the lake trail at Piney Creek Wilderness. It doesn’t look it, but that’s a 60-80 ft. climb.

Pool on Whites Creek, Irish Wilderness

Pool on Whites Creek, Irish Wilderness — Oh the joys of the Golden Hour (and being in the right place).

Keeping warm in my hammock

Keeping warm in my hammock – The low was 23℉ (-5℃), well within the 10℉ rating of my quilts. I was nice and cozy. A forecast of 20℉ is my lower limit, not because I cannot keep warm at lower temperatures I can, but because it is not enjoyable sitting around and doing camp chores when it is that cold. I do this for funsies, not to prove anything.

Cottage Still Life

Cottage Still Life – This photo started life as a joke picture for the girls, and then it took on a life of its own requiring a second ‘shoot’ just to put right a few of the details.

Plectranthus ‘Mona Lavender’

The soft light on a dull rainy day on these flowers Ginger picked and placed on the kitchen table caught my eye, and prompted a discovery. One-minute read, +1

Through the veil

Through the veil – It’s taken me a while to see the potential in this picture. I like this alternate treatment of the image.

Enjoying the view

Enjoying the view – between interludes of journaling and swimming. I even completed some camp chores.

Gary and Ginger at the Pole Hollow Cairn

Gary and Ginger at the Pole Hollow Cairn — Ginger is never one to miss the chance to ham things up. There are several outtakes.

Ginger, immersed in her phone

Breakfast at Denny’s – Ginger, immersed in her phone.

Clouds

Clouds – I was hoping for a nice, as in flaming oranges and yellows, sunset. It didn’t happen, but this cloud formation and an otter made up for it. One-minute read

Lower Pilot – From the Coy Bald Trail, Hercules Glades Wilderness

Lower Pilot – from the Coy Bald Trail, Hercules Glades Wilderness. I started my day camped about three-quarters of a mile to the west (left) of the Lower Pilot. Taken with my 14-year-old Fuji Finepix digital camera. One-minute read

Ginger & Gary December 2020

Ginger & Gary December 2020

Morning Tea

Morning Tea. Berryman Trail – Day Two, December 2020.

Little Paddy Creek on the short cut between the South & North Loops

Little Paddy Creek on the short cut between the South & North Loops. Incorrect maps, and assisting some misplaced riders. Three-minute read, +3

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek Wilderness

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek Wilderness – this is my little spot of Ozarks’ heaven. Piney Creek – Day One.

Ozarks Horizon. Bell Mountain – Day Two

Ozarks Horizon. Bell Mountain – Day Two..

Frosty Morning

Frosty Morning – The predicted overnight temperatures were 30°F. It dropped to 21°F. Fortunately, I’d anticipated this and I was nice and warm in my hammock.

Gary on the Pilot Trail, Hercules Glades Wilderness

Gary on the Pilot Trail, Hercules Glades Wilderness. Hercules Glades – Day One.

South Downs – Hiking at Kingley Vale

South Downs – Hiking at Kingley Vale

Feeding Stanley during lunch in Nicholson’s

Feeding Stanley during lunch in Nicholson’s 3 Pictures

Grandpa

Grandpa – Grandpa and Stanley. 3 pictures

Fishermen in the dusk

Fishermen in the dusk.

Watching the Dawn

Watching the Dawn.

Fifth Third Bank – Louisville, Kentucky

Fifth Third Bank – Louisville, Kentucky 2 pictures

1144 15th Street, Denver, Colorado

1144 15th Street, Denver, Colorado. 2 pictures