Photos of Kings Park and Botanic Gardens in Perth Australia

Boab Tree in Kings Park and Botanic Gardens in Perth Australia

Western Australia (WA) is quite different from the cities in the east we travelled to on our loop over the top of Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Caines, and Darwin). WA is home to half of Australia’s plant species, and most are endemic to the region. Located in Kings Park, the Western Australia Botanic Gardens is a […]

Sonoran Lights at Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix, Arizona

Water-Towers in the Bruce Munro Sonoran Light at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona

Our latest adventure started in the USA in Phoenix Arizona with a visit to the Bruce Munro Sonoran Lights at the Desert Botanical Garden. Arriving after sunset, we experienced a surreal environment. The Desert Botanical Garden is the world’s only botanical garden with a mission focused solely on desert plants, and intermixed we found creative, colorful and artistic light displays. […]

Colourful Photos from Wellington Botanic Garden

A rainbow of colorful hydrangeas in Wellington Botanic Garden New Zealand

Half the fun of the Wellington Botanic Garden is getting there. We arrived into town late in the day, checked into our apartment, and headed to Lambton Quay. It’s the centre of Wellington and the location of the Cable Car entrance. At the top is the Wellington Botanic Garden. I am generally not a huge fan of this type of place, but […]

Wintergardens and Forest Play in Auckland’s Oldest Park

Auckland Domain Wintergardens, Auckland, New Zealand

I have walked by Wintergardens many times as it sits next to the Auckland Museum on the cone of an extinct volcano that is now the Auckland Domain. It’s the oldest park in New Zealand’s largest city and a great spot for forest play. Last week, while my daughter was dressed as a spriggan running […]

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in South Florida

Morikami Museum

We found peace and serenity in the heart of South Florida at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. A quick walk from the entrance to the gardens and our life was transformed from the chaos of everyday existence to the quiet and tranquility of a Japanese Garden. The scene was nearly perfect. The intricately manicured […]

Palace of Versailles is a Must See When Visiting Paris

Interior of the Palace of Versailles, just outside Paris France

The Palace of Versailles is breath-taking.  Initially a small hunting lodge built by Louis XIII in 1623 it was eventually enlarged into a royal palace by Louis XIV. It is a masterpiece inside and out. A must see located just outside of Paris. We toured the interior before making it out to the world famous gardens. All of […]

Dunrobin Castle, Falconry, and the Falls of Shin in Scotland

Dunrobin Castle

Dunrobin Castle is the most northern point in Scotland that we visited. It’s located just after we crossed the 60 degree latitude line. It’s a stately home in Sutherland, in the Highland area of Scotland, and the family seat of the Earl of Sutherland and the Clan Sutherland. The white arrow loops (towers) reaching up against the blue sky made […]

Shanghai: Yu Yuan Gardens and Dancing in Fuxing Park

Shanghai Dancing

Today was my favorite day so far, although it is still quite early in our travels.  We are still in Shanghai and we spent the day with Sunny, the guide we were with our first night here.  We had three main stops.  First was our request, the Jewish Refugee Museum. Next we went to the […]

Photos of Sydney Australia

Sydney Australia

A big birthday, a big city, and a camera. My first time in here and I was delighted to be shooting photos of Sydney Australia. Thanks to my family for celebrating my birthday weekend in Sydney with a bit of decadence. Here are some of the highlights of my photos of Sydney, hoping that they capture the fun. Sydney […]