Berwick-upon-Tweed’s Riding the Bounds

Serendipity comes to surprise at unexpected moments.   May 1, 2015, Don, Thomas and I travelled from Edinburgh, Scotland to Berwick-upon-Tweed, England, a small distance of approximately 55 miles or 88 kilometers by train.  It was a beautiful spring day that offered blue skies with intermittent rain clouds. We were roaming the Scottish Borders, theContinue reading “Berwick-upon-Tweed’s Riding the Bounds”

Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne

You are warmly invited to visit Newcastle Cathedral – whether you wish to join us for worship, or are seeking some space for peace and quiet, or are interested in exploring the Cathedral’s treasures – all are welcome.” Cathedral of St. Nicholas May 21, 2017, we visited the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, in the cityContinue reading “Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne”

Sunday Evening Reflection: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Trains are my preferred way to travel since I was a child. There is a meditative quality about the clatter of wheels turning on the railroad track, the intermittent sound of the whistles and bells, and the rolling landscape of trees, rivers, and small villages gliding by the large windows. I agree with Edna St.Continue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: North Yorkshire Moors Railway”

Celebrating International Friendship Day

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Going Mobile

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”   Susan Sontag This blog has a simple mandate – to share my photos and random thoughts as they comeContinue reading “Going Mobile”

Finding the Ocean

“Water seeks its own level. Look at them. The Tigris, the Euphrates, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Yangtze. The world’s great rivers. And every one of them finds its way to the ocean.”  Alison McGhee, All Rivers Flow To The Sea   I found my way to the ocean, just as Vikings did many centuries ago. Continue reading “Finding the Ocean”