Down in the Valley
Compared to most landscape photographers, I have traveled very little. I've never had a job that afforded me the opportunity to jet around the country or world. And up until a year ago, I wasn't too concerned about the geography. But now that my camera has been surgically attached to my hand (okay, it just feels like it sometimes) I find the cravings to wander growing the longer I stay home.
The trip along Skyline Drive looks westward down into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
A Little Bit of Asia
I've mentioned before how Houston is a multi-cultural city. It didn't use to be that way, until the last thirty years or so. Now you have parts of town where English is almost the second language. but with this brings variety and new sights.
This is the entrance to a Buddhist Temple and sits in the shadow of a tall pagoda. Before entering, you must remove your shoes. Outside, I saw a lot of loafers and sandles. Me, I brought sneakers, which meant I was always the last one getting mine back on and tied.
No one ever wants to go to war, but in retrospect, World War II was a great time for aviation. Great leaps in naval aviation, the jet fighter and many other advances were made. It's amazing how much technology seems to improve during times of battle.
This recreation of the USS Cabot light carrier can be found at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. Built using original plans, the USS Cabot (CVL 28) island provides visitors with a perspective on the size of the light carrier. Above and on deck you will find warbirds from that era.