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The Potlatch ceremony of the Kwakwaka’wakw

While on a trip to Vancouver Island in British Columbia, we visited the quaint fishing village of Alert Bay, home to the First Nation people of the Kwakwaka’wakw.  At the U’mista Cultural Centre we learned of the traditional potlatch ceremony, … Continue reading

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Queen of the Night

If you want to witness the spectacular one-night bloom of “the Queen of the Night”, you need to wait a full year, as the night-blooming cereus blooms only once, maybe twice a year, and for one-night only.  A member of … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Crabs and a Killer Commute

One of the world’s oldest natural phenomena takes place in Cape May, New Jersey every spring. During full and new moons and high tides in May and June, hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs converge on the Delaware Bay to … Continue reading

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World War II Weekend

“A Gathering of Warbirds” takes place the first weekend in June at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA.  History comes alive as hundreds of reenactors take part in a small town invasion, and demonstrate military drills in authentic … Continue reading

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Fields of Flowers

The hills in Antelope Valley, California explode with a kaleidoscope of color each spring, and this year has an especially spectacular display due to the heavy winter snowfall after years of drought.   Closer to home a fairy tale setting … Continue reading

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Lost Treasure in Port Deposit, MD

We live in a world of temporary things.  Here today and gone tomorrow. We were reminded of this when a friend informed us that one of our favorite photo haunts is now gone. On road trips to Washington DC, we often … Continue reading

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Alex in Rio

We were so excited for our daughter Alex who spent three weeks in Rio helping out at the Summer Olympics 2016.  She was assigned to Doping Control, and her job before the games began was to track down athletes and chaperone … Continue reading

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Canoeing the Peace River

We escaped one of the coldest and snowiest Pennsylvania winters on record and enjoyed some warm sunshine in Florida this February. After joining the Road Scholar group on a bike trek through the Everglades, we spent our last morning in … Continue reading

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Water Drop Photography

In January, Jim and Betsy will be demonstrating their water drop photo technique with members of the Chester County Camera Club at the pre-meeting.  So we figured we should do a practice round  – perfect activity for a snowy Saturday … Continue reading

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St. Louis

Betsy was honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Local Media Association, and she and Jim went to St. Louis to accept the award.  In addition to catching up with old friends from LMA,  we enjoyed some of the sights of … Continue reading

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