Friday, December 28, 2012

Joshua Tree National Park

Tim and I spent the day after Christmas at Joshua Tree National Park.  The landscape was very beautiful, with giant rock formations and twisted joshua trees.  The late afternoon and evening sun provided great picture-taking conditions.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get any good star shots because there was a full moon and it was really windy.

Petroglyphs at Barker Dam.

 Desert Big Horn Sheep

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunrise over the Caribbean!

 This is what the sky looked like when I went out to the beach, outside our hotel, to watch the sunrise.

San Pedro, Belize.

 I think this picture is my favorite.  If you look closely, you can see a star still, toward the top center of the picture.

Isn't it beautiful?!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Colors of Belize and Guatemala

I must admit I was amazed by all of the colorful buildings in Belize and Guatemala.  Below are some examples from both places.

 Belize City, Belize.

 Belize City, Belize.

 Flores, Guatemala.

Flores, Guatemala.

Flores, Guatemala.

San Pedro, Belize.

 Even the police and fire stations were colorful.  San Pedro, Belize.

San Pedro, Belize.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sunrise at Tikal National Park

 Sunrise from top of Temple IV, Tikal National Park, Guatemala.  November 24, 2012.  These are also Nate's pictures.

 Look how beautiful!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tikal National Park at Dusk

A little Thanksgiving trip to Belize and Guatemala with Nate!  These are Nate's pictures. Tikal National Park, Guatemala. Grand Plaza at dusk.


 This photo is from my camera.  The animal is a coati. (It's in the raccoon family.)  There were a lot of them hanging out when we first got to the plaza. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Potomac River in Late Autumn

I so wished I could have climbed down the rocks and gotten more level
with this beautiful scene, but even from up high I found it a breathtaking sight. 
(taken December 2012 along the Billy Goat Trail in Great Falls National Park (Maryland side))