|Mt. St. Helens|
|Test Your Knowledge|
|Mt. St. Helens|
A few years back, wanderlust took hold of my soul and I realized that I had to explore some of nature's bounty before I became too old to explore and enjoy it. Born and raised in Pennsylvania Dutch country in rural Pennsylvania, I always had a great affinity and appreciation for nature. It was however, my Father's death at age 68 that probably catalyzed the wanderlust simmering inside. I knew that he had not taken the time in his earlier life to see the things that he wanted to see, and now it was too late. When I was growing up, he would get frustrated when he would try to prevent me from making a mistake, but I was of the temperment that I had to learn things on my own. He often said, "Why can't you learn from my mistakes?" Well, this was one I was determined to learn from him, and not repeat it for myself.
I packed up a few things in February of 1998 and headed to Las Cruces, New Mexico. I had never visited, let alone lived in the desert. It was an experience I shall never forget. The vistas were amazing, and it was wonderful seeing mountains unencumbered by growth. Arizona was spectacular. I explored the southwest extensively for the two and a half years I lived there.
After a while however, I began to miss the forest. I had grown up in the woods, and it is like an old friend, never failing to relax and rejuvenate me when I need to escape every day life, so I moved to Eugene, Oregon, and have been there ever since. While the pace of my exploration has slowed down somewhat, there are still many places I get to visit.
Please join me in my explorations. I love to take pictures, and write little narratives, it helps to keep it all fresh in my memory. I'll try to keep the sight interesting and interactive, providing page links or slide shows like the one below. Links to the different pages and slide shows can be found at the left, along with my email address. If there is anything in particular you would like to see, email me and let me know, and I'll see if I can post something.