I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD !

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITING MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


IF YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH AND ADEQUATE MONEY TO FOLLOW-YOUR-DREAM .. WITH DISCERNMENT .. FIND THE COURAGE AND HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO DO!


TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

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Thursday, 21 October 2021

OCT 21, 21 .. THE LABRINTH .. LAUGHLIN, NEVADA

Thought For Today : Isn't all of life just one constant learning-process? Hold this thought for a few ticks of the clock.

Two of our closest friends, Tom and his wife Ginny, live in Laughlin, Nevada, down where the sun shines and the temperatures range from hot to hotter to hottest !

Tom walks a lot. Then he walks some more. I think Tom tries to average somewhere in the range of five (5) miles each day. And, from time to time, his daily walks include a visit to the Labrinth.

The other day, in a Post on dot.net, I showed Michigan State Tom, standing beside a decorative stack of carefully placed rocks, in the Laughlin, Nevada, Labrinth.

Below are several links that show the Laughlin, Nevada, Labrinth. I hope you will look them over. 

Begin with these words : The Laughlin Labyrinths were created by Wes Dufek. Wes states that these are to help with life's journey to find your peaceful center and reenergize your soul.

https://www.visitlaughlin.com/listing/laughlin-labyrinths/37014/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g45964-d4242480-Reviews-Laughlin_Labyrinths-Laughlin_Nevada.html

Today, Tom's wife Ginny, sent me some photos that she had snapped of the Labrinth.

Back to the above Thought For Today: Life is a never ending learning-process.

I am used to receiving photos on my smartphone as individual photos. I know how to then get individual photos from my smartphone to my email, download them, and use them in Posts such as this one.

Below is what Ginny texted me: Eight (8) photos in a photo collage (a piece of art created by combining photos).


And? For the very life of me, I couldn't figure out how to separate the photos in the above photo collage into individual photos to Post one at a time in a certain order.

So I texted Ginny about my quandry and Ginny, being the Information Technology expert that I feel she is, and she texted me back the above eight photos as individual photos.

So I could pick the below photo to begin showing you her photos of the Laughlin Labrinth.

An overview of a part of the Labrinth. 

Ginny I have no idea whatsoever as to how you got the below 'aerial' view!


A close up view of one Labrinth. This photo I could shoot.


On we go. Yes that is Tom.




We will finish with Tom..


And with our Host, Ginny.


Wow Ginny! Thanks so very VERY much for your photos and for bringing the Laughlin, Nevada, Labrinth to life for those who see this Post.

Smiles ..

Cap and Patti

Maybe Patti and I will undertake a walk in the Labrinth this upcoming Winter. As I recall, it is far more difficult to access the Labrinth than the above photos seem to indicate.

Saturday, 16 October 2021

OCT 16, 21 .. HILLSTRAND POND, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Patti and I were up for an early morning meeting, one I walked to because of my monthly medication (risedronate) that strongly suggests that the patient take a walk for a bare minimum of 30 minutes after ingesting it.

Following the meeting, the two of us visited Hillstrand Pond, a very attractive pond in our subdivision.

Into Hillstrand Pond we walk.




We are now at Hillstrand Pond.


Beautiful creek flowing under the bridge.


We liked the above photo so much that we used it as Wallpaper from our Gallery on two of our smartphones!

The ever present (summer/winter/spring/autumn) picnic table across the bridge.



Looking out at Hillstrand Pond from the picnic table.


The ever present (summer/winter/spring/autumn) ducks.




Thanks so very much for joining us at Hillstrand Pond on an October 16th morning.

Cap and Patti



Sunday, 10 October 2021

OCT 10, 21 .. ALASKA'S BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN SCENERY .. DENALI / MT McKINLEY

In this life, sometimes you just ask yourself to take a few deep breaths, and get on with a project even though you are uncertain as to where you will get and what the project will look like.

In this case I am trying to post some (I think) beautiful photos that Patti and I enjoyed seeing and snapping on our recent trip North from Anchorage, Alaska to Fairbanks, Alaska (360 miles), and then from Fairbanks to Manley Hot Springs (160 miles).

The problem is this : Some of the photos I snapped with my Nikon Coolpix L31 and some of them I snapped with my Samsung Galaxy A10 Smartphone.

Getting photos from the Nikon Coolpix L31 into a post is very straight forward and is something that I have ten years of successful experience doing. For one thing, during this process, I have nicely numbered thumb nail images of each photo in my Nikon Coolpix.

Getting the photos from the Samsung Galaxy A10 into my computer is an entirely different matter. I have been totally unable to master (a supposedly easy process) transferring photos directly from the Samsung Galaxy A10 into my laptop. 

The process that I have developed is this : I (one photo at a time) send a photo (via email) to myself from my smartphone. Then I open my email and download the photo from my email into my Downloads folder in my computer.

And? I do not have a thumbnail image of the photos in my Downloads folder. Instead I have a fourteen (14) digit number. So I have to figure out which photo belongs to which fourteen (14) digit number. If you think that organizing the photos is easy, please come and sit beside me and show me the easier way.

OK. Below you will see (and I hope) enjoy my efforts to show you some photos of Mount McKinley (also known as Denali up here in Alaska).

The below Wikipedia link will give you a lot of information about Denali.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denali

"Please Captain, show us some photos!"

To get from Anchorage, Alaska, to Fairbanks, the most direct way is to drive North up the Parks Highway.

The first photos below were taken before we reached the Denali Mountain area, about 135 miles North of Anchorage. They show what the Parks Highway looked like on a beautiful Autumn Wednesday, September 29th 2021.



In the above and below photos, in the far distance, you can see the white snow of Denali.


Denali plays a little peek-a-boo with you as you motor North.







Now we have arrived at the Denali viewing area.




Our trusted steed, our 1999 Chevrolet Suburban.


Now some photos of Denali. 

You can't imagine how rare it is to see such a clear view of Denali.

In Patti's 58-1/2 years in Alaska, this was (in Patti's words) the MOST spectacular Mt. McKinley day EVER in being able to see it for mile after mile, on and on and on! 

It is usually obscured, at least in part, by clouds that cover its peak.





Well there you have it! We are happy with how this post evolved and how it worked out. 

We hope you have enjoyed it.

Smiles and Hugs .. Cap and Patti



Friday, 8 October 2021

OCT 8, 21 .. WILDLIFE RIGHT HERE AT OUR ANCHORAGE CONDOMINIUM

 Early this afternoon, Patti and I were getting ready to go out and run some errands.

Suddenly Patti cried out from our bedroom..

"Cap! Come in here! There is a mother moose and her yearling out on our front porch!"

I did not jump and run into our bedroom. First, I grabbed my camera then dashed into our bedroom.

To orient you just a little bit, below are several photos looking out from our bedroom window.


Notice on the extreme right edge of each of these two photos, the steps and the iron hand rail leading up to our front entryway porch. 


 Well Hello Mother Moose (on the right) and Hello Yearling.


Yes, the below photo is a tad blurry, but you get the idea. The yearling Moose has backed away from its mother and is heading for our bedroom window.


Whoa! Hello yearling!

We couldn't believe this encounter!



IF we had the window open, the yearling might have stuck its head into our bedroom.



Then the two of them ambled away heading to the left and wandered up the street. I (for only one micro-second) thought I'd step out front and follow them. Then sanity returned! IF one values their life, one does not get near, nor interfere, with a mother moose and her offspring. 

Smiling .. Cap and Patti