Enjoy nature while in your garden.

Taking time to smell the roses can be extended to enjoying nature too as we go about tending our gardens. Recently, while in my garden, a beautiful black and blue dragonfly came along that I have never seen before. It landed several times on a steel stake, in fact, long »»Read Full Post

Readers Photo Challenge: Big city, bright lights

“While the city sleepsMen are dreamingA world enlightened...” - Robert Lamm/Chicago Cityscapes was the subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge. Most cities are more than just an assemblages of buildings. They had a feel and personality to them. The best examples sent in reflect this. Twelve readers scenting 65 »»Read Full Post

Maui; new experiences, and revisiting old haunts (for frequent visitors)

Maui; new experiences, revisiting old haunts for frequent visitors We’ve been to Maui 18 times in the last 19 years, as well as visited Kawai and Hawaii, the Big Island. Since we own a timeshare in Maui, we’ve done just about everything you can do on the island (with the »»Read Full Post

Soaked on the Stelvio

On the morning of the 6th day of 44|5's Dolomites cycling adventure, the weather was cool, bordering on cold, with light to moderate rain. Since we were in Merano at an elevation of about 1,000 feet, and the plan for the day was to climb the giant Stelvio Pass at »»Read Full Post