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next year, she's having the camera surgically attached to herself
why you (too) should wash your hands after cooking with chilies
Bled Castle
pineapple plants
David Blaine in his suspended glass box
the ultra-exclusive book club
Hosta 'Sum and Substance', possibly infected with Hosta Virus X (HVX)
Baha'i Lotus Temple, Delhi
Royal Doulton Prunus Tray, D4365
rainbow over Dominica
Grand Marnier souffle at La Regalade
Child abuse?
no, it's not a spray-on tan
dude, she's not real
Burlington chintz plate
more scenery
Daylily (Hemerocallis) 'Christmas Is'
overlooking the beautiful river in Nong Khiaw
view of the Mediterranean from our apartment
Alleghanians programme, March 28, 1874
view of Chandi Chowk, Old Delhi
life imitating art
bird's-eye view (if your a pigeon on the ground).  and no, we weren't high.
Golden Gate hazard
country boat
Wat Xieng Thang
on the train (Shatabdi Express) to Agra....
Santa Monica beach
at the Temple of Pan
ice cream at the Cornell Dairy Bar
extra limey lime tea
another Dutch tulip from our friend
Paris, Las Vegas
serviceberry (Amelanchier lamarckii). spring 2006
with Marion Nestle
Ein berliner in Berlin
hmm, that officer looks a bit... pale.  maybe i should stop and check that he's okay.  (see next photo)
he told us his name was "Michael Jordan," but for some reason, we were skeptical.
winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata 'Sparkleberry'). fall 2005
berry pickin' time
Un Croque Monsieur fantastique
large Turkish plate, Tree of Life design, coral red
the mini-golfing is very serious at Pine Creek
Royal Doulton plate
Whale watching (asea)
Often licked, never beaten.
at the Flamingo
entertaining my guests by making them entertain me
antioxidant heaven: chocolate with goji berries (Dina's Chocolate)
white truffles; this batch is worth about $3500.
it's Ball O'Traif
steepness is in the eye of the beholder
Notre Dame, Montreal
CP, Delhi
bobby, the drunk ironworker next to us.
the women singing traditional Lao songs
New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show 2010
Notre Dame, Quebec
Entering the bike trail.
more lounging
arriving in Alleppey after a long, sleepless night
japanese hollies (Ilex crenata 'Soft Touch'), blue hollies, serviceberry (Amelanchier lamarckii). fall 2005
turkey (and turk)
"Children of Eden" curtain call
on the beach in Quepos
rainy views from about halfway up Morne Diablotin
chocolate taste test
The Grand-Place is lovely at night; too bad we didn't know how to shoot it properly
white lilac
day trip to Damme
our "nature bungalow" at Hibiscus Valley Inn
inside the Venetian
the haircut begins
dried cocoa nibs (from Ivory Coast)
"i see you"
Royal Doulton Persian chintz plate
"Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide; it's a killer!"
Ithaca Falls
our neighbors out for a horseback ride
don't mess with Mr. Churro.
(This is his Olvera St. outpost.)
hamam ceiling
view of the floating bungalows
one of us was cold
The Executive Offices
our wild raspberries
Royal Doulton Iznik porcelain plate, D4862
Phimeanakas, Angkor Thom
schoolgirls washing lunch dishes
the crew (before)
the courtyard of the Getty Villa
sampling one of the many chocolate truffles
area covered: 45 square feet
Angkor Wat
Hold him and kiss him and love him
And show him that you care
pomegranate flower
too much dessert at the Aladdin's Spice Market Buffet
tasting at Heron Hill winery
at Mitzpah HaShalom (Peace Vista), overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)
Luang Prabang, young monk receiving food
stifling a "We've been waiting for over an hour!"
Big Ben and the London Eye
Getting soaked at Montmorency Falls
Millenium Bridge, London
"Warning!!! Climbing At Your Risk"
brad, 1981
hummingbird, Monteverde Cloud Forest
"Marlboro: Smoking is Deadly"
Terrace of the Leper King
creeping phlox (Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'). April 2006
Syndicate Nature Trail with Bertrand Jno Baptiste (aka "Dr. Birdy")
Brugge by canal
with Mr. Kaila at Qutab Minar
finally in Dominica! In the gardens at Papillote Wilderness Retreat
on the way to Shadfest
this is Dr. Phil's house
laying the tar & chip driveway.  read about it here.  and see how the tar and chip looks 2 years later, in the next photo.  It recently developed a large pothole after unusually heavy rains.  See photos on next few pages.
finally, proof of our albino deer (picture is fuzzy because of poor light conditions plus zoom)
some kind of adorable, miniature yarrow in my (chemical-free) lawn
is that a spatula in your pocket...?
on the nicaraguan border
Syndicate Falls
My honeybee
on the Colorado River
Ban Thaton
so-called "dinner."
sunset at The Switzerland Inn, Penn Yan, NY
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
new friends at Chez Michel
the grape of wrath
Prasat Kravan
we're in the car, passing a tank transport
our amazing volunteer "tour guide," Ahmet
"closed" pineapple market, in pineapple city
Predjama Castle
western coastline of Dominica
i like krista's shot better
one of the gorgeous doors of paris
Got Beef?
Bruges rooftops, from the bell tower
Santa Cruz island from one of its peaks
top of Angkor Wat
the Greek Orthodox section of the church of the Holy Sepulchre
Walking around Tomaj
Le P'tit Train du Nord
Ban Xang Hai dropoff
Royal Doulton Persian chintz plate, D4031, blue, large
gorgeous Bruges views
yet another yummy thali
lunch on the river (in my new yellow shirt)
Royal Doulton 10" plate
the American judge gives the khao soi a 6.0!
in total eclipse
i took her all the way to O street
Royal Crown Derby Imari plate, large
she got so tan, we could hardly recognize her!
She bumped my head.
kayaking around Curtis Island
she's a star!
Mashti Malone's sign.  (Note the shamrock AND the Persian writing.  i think it says "Top o'the mornin' to ya" in farsi.)
Pater Noster, Vienna, 1910
Queen Tut
"as far as the eye could see..."
rambutans on display
Ron and Jackson, our guide to Trafalgar Falls
at the summit--dirty, cold, and hungry (and not engaged, despite ron's best laid plans)
before the Altan concert
"We Love the King"
dinner at Chez Michel
waiting outside Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles
"Who put the dip In the dip da dip da dip?  Who put the ram in the rama-lama-chocolate fountain?"
the slippery descent down the mountain
Hoover Dam
Le P'tit Train du Nord
The campanile at Pordenone.
Chinatown hazard
the blushing bride
notre dame
Tower Bridge at sunset
plow me.
He will be your father figure
snorkeling the Similan Islands
my favorite part of visiting Cambridge: Emma's pizza
Back at Km 0
random scenery photos taken while driving
nilghiri tarr
inside cave, with flash (scary)
Campanula glomerata 'Superba'.
left front: Campanula 'Blue Clips';
left rear: Rudbeckia var. fulgida. May 2006
I cut my head open on a viciously thorned tree (see below)
an anona tree!
Thanksgiving 2003, with erik and mong
sneaking a traditional thanksgiving pickle
birding in Bharatpur
"look ma, i'm rock climbing!"
rappelling down the waterfall
view of the Layou River
after hours of comparing prices and searching for patterns we liked, we bought this beautiful Suzani rug at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar
preparing Penang curry
Half of the two falls that make up Trafalgar Falls, this one is the "father"...
yucky masala mango
Cibreo (Florence)
Mordechai Rosenstein (of Emes Editions) was kind enough to create this lovely original watercolor as my gift to Sara.  It's inscribed with the verse Ruth 1:16, "Your people shall be my people, and your God my God."
leaving Bannerman's Island
Washington Square arch
Spilimbergo is known for its well-preserved Frescoes.
a lovely misty shot of the Basilique du Sacre Coeur
mangosteens, rambutans, et al.
don't proceed!
back alleys of Chandni Chowk
after the Altan concert
The Zanzibar Room
Laxmi Vilas, Bharatpur
some of the Bayon's Khmer faces
The Jefferson Memorial
the debugging tool of choice
"Honey, we have to have a talk about what size I really am."
Westminster Abbey detail
(bad flash!)
South Gate
my wife (artist's rendition)
very serious birdwatching at the Parker River NWR (on Plum Island in Newburyport, MA)
a dream come true
helicopter ride to the bottom of the canyon
Bata Shoe Museum: Pig shoes
dog vs. chicken
These are days you'll remember
Cafe San Marco, Trieste
our lovely Swedish friend
On Lake Bled
Nevizade sok
Rodeo Drive
Wat Jom Khao Manilat
Angkor Wat
honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens--not sure which cultivar. 'John Clayton?'  'Sulphurea?')
Garba night
some people really got into the karaoke bachelor/ette party.  i won't mention any names--but it rhymes with "pen" and starts with a "J."
it's love
ruins of an ancient synagogue in Katserin
fellow tourists
..and this is the "mother"
our friend Chu from Singapore, testing me for oranges
at Haritha Farms, where they grow peppercorns
final kayaking
missed it by THAT much!
delivering Dennis's trophy
Best Khao Soi (er, "Khow Soi?") place [that we found] in Chiang Mai
Trafalgar Square
view from the pavillion, capturing part of both waterfalls
Amelanchier lamarckii, May 2007
chaotic railroad crossing
some people call it "Maurice"
scallions @Dayenu
Delft porcelain plate, Delft factory, Delft, Netherlands
ice cream by candlelight
biking in Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Brussels' Grand-Place
Royal Crown Derby Imari plate, small
guitar lesson
Castello di San Giusto.
entrance to the "Bat Cave" (Nam Talu cave)
Chincoteague ponies
Vintgar Gorge, near Lake Bled
the Blue Mosque at night
Mackintosh Enamels Ginkgo plate (custom made)
best birthday buddies 4eva
Royal Doulton Titanian Bird of Paradise Tray, D4222
an unwelcome guest in our room - it seemed much bigger at the time
our first non-bottled water
covered in sabra thorns
gin hustlerette.
Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park
sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
on the observation platform at Preak Toal
Kremsnita (Lake Bled cream cake) Throwdown
trip to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca; the bridge was out from a recent flood
60km to Damascus
requisite quaint porch scene
UNO massacre at Cafe Boheme
at the sweetriot booth (and despite my expression, i'm not drunk)
Make sure that swarthy man has no hot sauce on him!
New Year's Eve, 12/31/2002
losing at twister
Draw Tippy CD release party
our hero
tony the wondergoat (and his owner)
Vintgar Gorge
more land mines
one of these people won our "pi-eating contest" (80 digits)
EC headquarters
deer in the yard
large Turkish Iznik plate
Coreopsis & Co.
i would've gone with "L'amour c'est chocolat."
! watch out for the drempel !
Hit them with your best shot. (Fire away.)
birding with Eldhose
Not lost.
daylily (variety TBD)
on Chokoloskee
enjoying fruit bought from a roadside stand
biking around Bruges' central square
some awesome people
adding the malt
beach sheep
The White House
Cotoneaster 'Little Gem'.  July 2006
view from the Tram
with Michael Pollan, at the Food, Ethics and the Environment conference.  ("Vote With Your Fork!")
inside cave, with flash (charming)
Baha'i Lotus Temple, Delhi
Hot Dog Johnny's
anticipating the show, a crowd forms
suited up at Leisure Time Bowl, deep in the heart of Port Authority
Tomaj vineyard
Victory Gate
with Brad and Heather
yet another gorgeous bromeliad
at Josie's
noodle stall (looked better than it tasted)
on the trail from Middleham Falls
on the balcony at Domcan's Cafe, Calibishie
helping out with the Chinese fishing nets
view of coastal village
one of many peace sculptures at Mt. Ben Tal
H.K. Tunstall dish
this is Nicole lapping me
Anna Frank Haus (Anne Frank House)
15 gallons of beer-in-progress
a very special guest, and two dudes
Chocolate kitchen
in line at Veniero's
Royal Doulton 10" plate (D5549?, 4)
"Come and Welcome.  Go by and not Quarrel."
area covered: 16 square feet
measuring out the pale malt
Berenice church ruins, overlooking Tverya (Tiberias)
You know where you are?
daylily (Hemerocallis 'Jedi Dot Pierce')
rare fossils
view of the Temple Mount
at the new Wynn
Wat Xieng Thang
Piękny chłopiec piękny i ciotką
You're not really gonna....?
the Mirage volcano
Custom ceramic fluted pie plate by Alfie, Luray, VA
Fremont Street, downtown
Royal Doulton 10" plate, D5293 (21)
vsyo idyot kak nado.
Taillevent envy
Mount Battie
tractor got a flat
gorgeous mosaic floor at the Getty Villa
purple poncho
Khao Sok panorama
eek!  a LIZARD!  omigosh!  AHHH!
Le P'tit Train du Nord
sparkly tour
Beng Mealea, a true "Jungle Temple" (for now)
touring with Tong
i love Paris in the springtime (and here's why)
in the dojo
still smiling - we haven't hit the hard part of the hike yet!
magnificent Iznik tiles at Topkapı Palace
2005 NJ picnic.  two hungry engineers, skeptical over Dr. Praeger's veggie burgers
Papillote's spectacular male peacock hanging outside one of the rooms
Looking for parrots
view of the Hudson River from the Mt. Taurus trail
Agra Fort detail
yay! another nativity scene!
Laser Tag - Team GREEN
picking sabra fruit
cardamom plant
Maple syrup (erable) pie
Chipman Family Orchestra (back)
the largest holly in maryland
candlepin bowling
Don't look up!
The kitty that visited us at every meal!
hazy view of the Taj Mahal
our baguette tasting
our mulberry tree
kayaking around Santa Cruz island
measuring the grain
harvesting walnuts
ostorozhna: bolshaya luzha.
limo to the hilltop temple
Aboard the Maid of the Mist
not the "natural bridge"
I-78 deer overpass
Km 143
farochi family
a Golan Heights machine gun trench
area covered: 43 square feet
"i've got a fever.  and the only cure is... Dr. Shakshuka"
our last dinner (sad farewells), in San Jose
old office
Locks on Rideau Canal
You know you're in Maine when...
hot chocolate tasting #4
Hot chocolate tasting at Hotel Meurice: plain, cinnamon, and orange
Krista is about to demonstrate how to get back into a kayak
skip laurels a.k.a. schip laurels (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis'). fall 2005
The North Sea
you're looking at the prettiest snowplow ever
bunker interior passageways
yellow shirts for sale
oh!  that's not an unconscious police officer; it's a dummy (and i mean that literally; i'm not insulting cops).  a cunning speed trap, indeed.
Wedgwood Jasperware plate: Mother's Day, Achilles
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii)
our first of many great meals in Laos
Fonthill museum, Doylestown PA
ice cream at Purity's
a steep mid-day trek in Khao Sok
kayaking with one hand, birding with the other
daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me')
why you should wash your hands after cooking with chilies
not the right restaurant (but at least we got our lamb chops!)
looking for sabra fruit
Train through Postojna cave
huge ficus (Banyan) tree at Dominica's Botanical Garden
Royal Doulton Iznik porcelain plate, D4863
my wardrobe selections for Thai week
honeysuckle (Lonicera x heckerottii 'Gold Flame'). fall 2005
Soft Touch Japanese holly (Ilex crenata 'Soft Touch'). July 2006
His name is Rio
lounging, continued
indonesian rijsttafel (rice table)
so out of place
Turkish plate, Iznik
The Washington Monument
daylily (variety TBD)
(this was the 6th take)
view of the Delaware Water Gap from Mount Tammany
CNET neon, San Francisco
Lal Qila (Red Fort), Delhi
Welcome to Saint-Venant-de-Paquette
bonding brothers-in-law
Apparently, many bad things can happen to you here.
Royal Doulton Cyprus porcelain plate, D1268
buying more vlamsche frites (from Mr. Clean)
lunch at the orchid farm
ad agency's Youngstown kitchen
another flat tire
Bertrand and his machete clear the road
fat puddle.  on the plate for now; soon to be on my shirt.
kayaking the channel islands
CN Tower
Brugge (Bruges)
honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens 'Blanche Sandman').  July 2006
Banteay Srei
an interesting plant we found along the trail
This is me giving my skeptical look.  (The claim: "Canada's Best Ice Cream!")
fresh-cut sugar cane
Breakfast at Skerlj farm
San Jose, final night
vlamsche frites (mit currieketchup)
one of the tulips our friend brought back from Holland for us (don't tell Customs)
Still not lost.
Niagara Falls (Bridal Veil) at night
the fountain erupts.  (in celebration, i, apparently, did the chicken dance.)
former residence of one Brad Pitt.  now owned by a Mr. Sean Penn.
Train through Postojna cave
view frop atop Westerkerk (West Church)
Lao lao
Revello's Pizza, in Old Forge, PA (the "Pizza Crapital of the World")
Postojna cave
Energetically preparing for the 2003 Holiday Video
"do ya feel lucky, punk?"
world trade center observation deck (aug-01-1979)
roadside "viewpoint" on the way to Freshwater Lake
Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque)
emerging from Namtaloo (Nam Talu) cave, wet and sorry that it's over
outside the Ferry Building
The umbrellas were more impressive than the Astrological Clock show.
maybe the Turkish version is better??  (especially if you don't speak Turkish)
Luang Prabang, morning monk procession
Buffet da Pepi
the village of Calibishie
small but effective guardians of the Sakkarine Cave
Nam Talu cave: Krista and Nathan getting deeper
Wat Thmei stupa
some of the beautiful stained glass in Sainte Chapelle
P.S. 207
chai in Calcutta
guest of honor
the Tower Bridge, splendid at night
our [invasive] wild blackberries (not yet ripe)
nighttime snake/frog hunt, Rara Avis
the deep water starts
nice head shots
these lingas are hung very well, don't you think?
sara and her new friend/fan balraj
Blue carnival glass dish
with Debi Singh in Bharatpur
Mother's Day 2002, Duke Gardens
the line to buy tickets.  (some people had been waiting longer than 3 hours)
we bumped into a rowdy santa convention (loitering outside a bar, no less)
Udine Castello
The Gherkin
Don't Fear the Reaper.
inspecting our floating bungalow in Khao Sok national park
Make way for duckling
first taste of Belgian chocolate in Belgium
their view during the meal
enjoying some Persian ice cream at Mashti Malone's Exotic Ice Cream Parlor.
Phoebe's phine phriends.
Dingman's Falls National Park
the clock at Musee D'Orsay
rest stop on the Nam Ou river
pink is the new black
ever seen a drunk sock puppet?
Palais Garnier - the Paris Opera House
a freshly picked carton of blueberries
Prah Khan
"One of these is not like the others."
"Have you hugged your nurseryman today?"
NYPD in LA?  nah, they're just shooting an episode of "CSI: New York."  (everything was so realistic, it took us a minute to notice that the NYPD squad cars didn't belong in LA.)
honeysuckle (Lonicera x heckerottii 'Gold Flame'). July 2006
Turkish Viagra
view of Denali
Cote d'Ivoire: Terre de Cacao (Didier Drogba, Footballeur)
The lunchtime line outside of Schwartz's
Grand Place in Brugge
gorgeous stalagmites and stalactites
daylily (Hemerocallis 'Christmas Is')
Our first sunset on Dominica - at Papillote
overlooking Syria and Lebanon
Hand-carved Myrtlewood plate, Bandon, Oregon
hiking to Syndicate Waterfall
Bangalore traffic
Midnight stomping to find bioluminescent algae
Cyrille (our botany guide) about to hit the road
creeping phlox (Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'). July 2006
monks on the Internet
sara at one of the stations of the cross on the Via Dolorosa (#9, where Jesus fell the third time)
"Til Death Do Us Part" was our toast
preparing the first mentos/diet coke fountain
yet another performance of The Four Seasons (this one painfully slow)
Daylily (Hemerocallis) 'Pardon Me'
Banteay Kdei
iskender: this one looks better than it tastes
gate in Kumarakom, Kerala
marble inlay of verses from the Koran at the Taj Mahal
ting-tong Tong
canoeing the shenandoah river.  watch out for the rivercows.
dancing baby at Bangalore's Forum Mall
dinner?  no, the plate is too precious to put into the oven.  (the cat, not so much.)
siamese combover?
nearing total eclipse
Best wienerschnitzel we found in Vienna
on the coast in Calibishie
Imari style plate
do not photograph this man.
Persimmon tree in Tomaj
a very special guest, trying to avoid being photographed
john s.
Victoria & Albert Museum lobby--best museum in the world
recently married and soon-to-be-married
SGW (S'mores Gone Wild)
best pannekoek in amsterdam
my suicide attempt
truck painters (artists!) in Kerala
uh-oh, is that a speed trap?  (see next photo)
Let's hope this netting keeps the bugs (and lizards, and spiders) out!
a raft of coots near Eureka, CA (no hazard)
on the overnight train to Madurai.  Sun 12/26/2004, day of tsunami.
the pumpkin personality test: ron's results
a multi-purpose applicance
architectural detail in Brussels' Grand-Place
cobblestone street in Brussels
"Are you a pothead, Focker?"
Sevillarte decorative plate, Spain
kingfisher and sambar deer
drunk, rude & crass after Altan
New Year's Eve at Domcan's Cafe
Carefree in Quebec
orchid show, New York Botanical Garden
Ice wine tasting
Whale watching (on land)
drinking Banias spring water; where Jesus himself might have been baptized.
The ride begins
more modern windmills
winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata 'Sparkleberry').  July 2006
on horseback, riding out of Fortuna
Leosarus rex.
chocolate espresso
me and my Clarke
Lunch at Niagara-on-the-Lake
our Youngstown kitchen
patent pending
You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips
one of the fast boats (a.k.a. "Death Boats of the Mekong")
The queen pardoned us before it actually went to trial
Hot Dog Johnny's
two people; one paddler
"Toonces--The Cat Who Could Play a Piano"
Montmorency Falls
the rhythm section (banned from singing)
approaching Bannerman's Island Arsenal by kayak
descriptive street names
Grand Palace
no, my eyes don't really look like that.  sheesh.
ridiculous ferry crossing
special guest musician
early autumn on the Hudson river
strolling on the beach in San Juan (an unplanned and unfortunate stop)
Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
Ron scaling branches down the mountain
72 bottles of beer on the wall...
bats, Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
buying tainted jackfruit at the West Baray.  (severe food poisoning followed.)
3 people.  5 desserts.  you do the math.
land mines along the Jordanian border
Kathakali dance performance
at The Bent Spoon in Princeton--after attending Peter Singer's talk and eating beef+pork canneloni for dinner (how cheeky!)
our sugar maples (Acer saccharum) in fall colors
in a lovely ceramic shop, right before we spent a lot of $
Our gracious hosts in Nominingue
St. Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow
"Warning!!! Climbing At Your Risk"
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (The Taming of the Shrew)
another beautiful door
Wat Xieng Thang
sipping Jacques Torres' hot chocolate
By the fire at Gelindo dei Magredi, a lovely agroturismo in Vivaro.  Lovely dinners!
Royal Doulton Persian chintz plate, D3550
Makarov 9mm
i don't even know how to hold it
some large epiphytes
banana "orchard" in the background
bellflower (Campanula carpatica 'Blue Clips')
with Captain Babychan on our houseboat, Kerala
Yellow carnival glass dish
we had a WILD saturday night!
Royal Doulton Persian chintz plate, D4031, blue
Arenal volcano; it finally came out on our way out of Fortuna
on the way to Nong Khiaw
Sara's new toothbrush
More poutine
sunset over Calibishie
Zell German Majolica bird plate
some sort of miss USA pageant--that's kenny chesney on stage in the background (wearing the brown cowboy hat)
New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show 2010
ubiquitous pomagranate juice
at the campfire
he's not so impressive in person
i thought about jumping but decided against it (for now)
my dark master--the COCOA BEAN
i hate my blue Crocs
crushing the grain
climbing the ruins at Beng Mealea
preparing for the wild ride up to Rara Avis
a break-up in progress
ron & danny
married 2 hours and he's already kissing someone other than his wife!
the adorable Belted Galloways of Rockport
I was getting scolded with the other naughty schoolkids
gate of the Taj Mahal, Agra
allan, jeff and nancy
hiking through the Sourlands Mountain Preserve
the elusive Hollywood sign
and more,
this is what happens when you give me your camera and some wine, and walk away.
It may have been a faux wedding, but the bride was a true beauty.
class is now in session. (Porterhouse 101: Remedial Grilling)
and more new friends!
recovering from our hike at Hibiscus Valley Inn
boring raft ride
Not drug induced.
Royal Doulton 10" plate, D5294 (B)
the Sausage Inspector
Simsim baby!
leafcutter ants, Cahuita refuge
the pumpkin personality test: sara's results
Sydney Bishop plate, Homer, Alaska
lake Megunticook
Scrabble (who's winning?)
tea stop at the chinese garden in portland
Java au natural!  (tastes like sweet pepper)
Angkor Wat
View approaching the Dolomites.
Tsunami marker at Khao Lak
The big hike up Morne Diablotin begins...
Edgecomb Pottery platter, Bar Harbor, Maine
a white truffle sampling at Fauchon
marx, engels, lenin.
Royal Doulton porcelain plate, D3088
Angkor Wat
Edgecomb Pottery bowl, Bar Harbor, Maine
Royal Doulton 10" plate, D5106
"i see you too"
Ron and Sara at the Macoucherie Rum Factory - pre-engagement.  Sugar cane is so fascinating!
The Bread Man of Quebec
snack at Marseilles
picnic lunch on the beach
when camping, one often has to forego many of the conveniences of home.  this means improvising with whatever tools one has available...
after a tough day birding, Ron relaxes in our room at Papillote
Czech ceramic platter
vin chaud at a Christmas market
Strippers, Direct to You
the Metro station at Abessess
first date deja-vu
gorgeous gate at Belur
butting heads
small, pretty building outside of Topkapı Palace
this is how he gets all his women
(at least *one* of them made an effort)
see the blur as we sail past red lights
our lovely English Walnut tree
the two things in this picture are (1) Taillevent's version of "scrambled eggs," and (2) a man who is very intent on eating them.
He shouted, "Canadian wannabe!"
And then he kissed me.
blue Tzfat
Schwartz's viande fumee (smoked meat) sandwich
Zion gate into the Old City.  bullet holes everywhere.
three attractive people (plus bob marley)
this is me ruining what would otherwise be a lovely picture
sealing the tea bags
Le P'tit Train du Nord (Parc Lineaire), Km 0
"like, this one time, at band camp..."
yes.  it's a Hello Kitty bowling ball.  and yes, i want it.
Le Manekin Pis
top of the waterfall
a movie star with his adoring fans?
Royal Doulton porcelain plate, D4551
soaked and happy at Trafalgar Falls
looks like they didn't hear the "medium" part of "medium-rare"
[Aerial] fern roots--red from hemoglobin
dolphins playing with the boat
inside the Western Wall tunnels
Corksrew Swamp
leaving Khao Sok
a leisurely walk around Little Stony Point
view of the village of Calibishie, seen from our room at Domcan's Guest House
one amateur hairdresser and one brave girl
baby apples.  cute? yes.  tasty? not so much.
an old Syrian anti-aircraft gun
Sedum 'Autumn Joy'.  May 2006
una pipa
Olivier Demers of Le Vent du Nord, on fiddle and foot board
this tasted as disgusting as it looked
no comment
detail of the Taj Mahal, Agra
Postojna jama (cave)
Wat Chedi Luang
making a pre-dinner layer cake run to the Chocolate Room (Park Slope)
let's have a closer look (see next photo)
ain't siblings great?
fred is aglow with the pleasure of having heard more of my wedding stories.
gangsta cat
last one!
it suits me, no?
Ron flirting with the resident peahen
polar bear rump
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' close-up
Windsor saucer
"Jesus Christ Lizard"
the medusa head in the Basilica Cistern
one of these people knows pi to 50 digits
"Three soldiers from Frenchtown were walking through the forest..."
Beautiful field of Goldenrod
Suvganyot (Fritters; Jelly Doughnuts)
"The Figure 5 in Gold" (after 5 beers)
yummy pineapple juice
gorgeous views at Rara Avis
ridiculous Swan boat
heaven is... stirring.
Luang Prabang, morning monk procession
is there any doubt that i'm in new england?
Daylily - yellow
filling the tea bags with a custom blended tea
it takes an EXPERT birder to find puffins in zero-visibility fog (but we found them anyway)
Belvedere Castle
what is that thing?
outside the Tower of London (you'll have to trust us)
Royal Doulton porcelain plate, D4649
back in Delhi
tiled floor of the synagogue
"it's for you"
T-Bone shirt, from T-Bone
signing the ketubah
preparing pad Thai
the gun sorta clashes with my "I ♥ NY" t-shirt.
At Fort Shirley, outside of Portsmouth
what's wrong with this picture???
climbing up to the Jain temple at Sravana Belagola
Sparkleberry Holly (Ilex verticillata 'Sparkleberry')
Royal Doulton Persian chintz reticulated plate, D3550
karoake night
view from inside the Bat Cave
a delicious lunch on an idyllic white sand beach
deciphering the menu at L'Avant Gout
iced chocolate @L.A. Burdick, Cambridge MA
my second dose of gunpowder for the weekend.
l'arc et l'amour
Paka Lunga
Daylily (Hemerocallis) 'Jedi Dot Pierce'
...but my boots didn't fare as well...
view of the Hudson from Pollepel island
Bienvenue cyclistes!
lunch w/Kirk Pepperdine during Java Performance Tuning
Good morning Bruges!
at Eagle Point (see it?)
Royal Doulton porcelain plate, D5437
rice seller in Cochin
dinner before "Children of Eden"
Buddha gallery at the Marble Temple
We made it!!
Morrocan fossilized marble plate, Oregon
synagogue door
tea pluckers in Munnar
oh, so *that's* how you open the doors!
DiFara's Pizza
first-time straphangers
a python (yes, it's poisonous)
"#1 Docent"
good friends, gathered
morning mist over the Maekok river
approaching the beach of Bannerman's Castle
my view during the meal
our top local ice cream pick: Christina's, Cambridge MA
the suckers waited in line to get off the boat by ladder.  the rest of us jumped.
Victoria Memorial, Calcutta
before the yummy eight-course assault at Manka's
dinner at Naked Fish
Wat Thaton's standing Buddha
M is for...
skulls of Wat Thmei
preparing the second mentos/diet coke fountain
Resplendent Quetzal, Monteverde cloud forest
the evil tree that cut my head
found it!
Middleham Falls
truffle tagliatelle
panel Q&A: Bob Langert (of McDonald's!) and Michael Pollan
and more,
"Mary Kate! Mary Kate! Can I have your autograph?"
outside of Melville Hall airport, getting ready to leave
highlight: coconut ice cream
insect snacks
farochi women
Texel (one of the Wadden Islands)
glam girl / glam penthouse
Der Chocowagon
street food, mmmmmm (regretted this one later)
your guess is as good as mine....
this tree was 80 years old
Tsunami Hazard Zone
Le P'tit Train du Nord: Val David
from small moroccan wieners to big german horse sausages, we've got it all
view from atop the Arc de Triomphe
what does this collection of gifts say about its recipient?
Royal Doulton 10" plate
lounging at the pool
Trieste-style Fave (Favetti dei Morti)
fluffy kitties
cousins at the Cliff House
an unexpected encounter in venice beach
Wonderful lunch in Cabrits Park, courtesy of Mrs. Dr. Birdy.
Fish, green banana pie, fresh squeezed orange juice, ...
Banteay Srei
The claim: "The Best Ice Cream in Toronto!"
yow - spicy Kerala style potato chips
mexico (1983)
cat's cradle: lightning round
area covered: 40 square feet
base of the falls, at the river created from heavy rain
At La Subida, Cormons
Hernandez hand-painted ceramic plate, Pue, Mexico
at the Grand Bazaar
Royal Grafton saucer
Sara attempts to steal an orange - but sadly couldn't reach!
heading out for our Rainforest Aerial Tram ride
Kaleidoscope Pottery fern leaf plate
animals represented in this photo: 3
(plants: 0)
Dinner at Skerlj farm, Tomaj
at Bamiyan
lots of new friends
kayaking on Tomales Bay
scary mountain drive to Munnar
Sorbet stop
mixing the hops and malt
Nicolas Boulerice of Le Vent du Nord, playing with his hurdy gurdy
The Library of Congress
Veloce wine bar
happy Karl
falls can kill!
"you know where you are?  you're in the jungle, baby!"
Royal Doulton plate, D5993
damage to our tar and chip driveway--a very heavy rain storm washed part of it away
school bus victim of hurricane david
one (the healthiest) of our apple trees
with the p0rn safely stowed, the gang could now concentrate on the feast before them
over the delaware river
Church of the Assumption of Mary, Lake Bled
we got (re-)married on the Mekong river
Jesus is Lord
Royal Grafton saucer
on the way up to Doi Suthep
farochi cousins
We're ready for vacation!!!
Agra Fort
looking for the "Bank Cave"
sara's first souffle--and the best i've ever had. (i mean it.  even better than Thai Chef's.)
sara almost caused an "incident" during the Raas (stick dance)
biking the Black Duck Trail
the premiere of Gridron Gang at Grauman's Chinese Theater
Tesla - "ROCK ON!"
Ottawa - Parliament Building, Central Block
swimming hole, Rara Avis rainforest
"Worst Pickup Lines," by David Levinson Wilk - Sunday!
Oh la la; Sara on the Seine
detail of Ste. Chapelle
preparing tom kha gai
yummy pure veg thali in Theni
Vintgar Gorge, near Lake Bled
on the Santa Monica bike path
just so you can see how dark it was
marx, engels, lenin?
close-up of walnuts
St. Viateur Bagels, Montreal
Pardesi Synagogue, Cochin, Kerala
at last! at last!
navigating the trail of roots (4 feet about the actual ground)
Ron finds a quiet spot to enjoy his Kriek (and Sara drinks a beer!)
slow boats docking
our tar and chip driveway, 2 years old.  read about it here.
small Turkish bowl, Iznik
bowling.  the candlepin kind.
a pita oven in the Arab souk
our mangosteen tasting
her calm look belies her inner panic
what's wrong with this picture?
outside the Cirque du Soleil (Corteo) tent
the Baci ceremony
Royal Doulton Cyprus porcelain plate
Royal Doulton Iznik porcelain plate, D4864
not bad, eh?
waterfall rappel
4 kids and one very energetic dad
really, the picture speaks for itself.
the farm down the street, one sunset
Le poutine
outdoor kitchen at Karim's restaurant, Old Delhi
at Ti Tou Gorge
Camden harbor
a lamb overdose
hot chocolate at Jean Paul Hevin (our favorite H.C.)
The locals were very friendly
awesome fellow tourists
A big hit: yota (jota) soup at Chimera di Bacco in Trieste.
his expression belied him; he was actually having fun
Yakov and Mocha
a nativity scene (my favorite!)
Chipman Family Orchestra (front), c. 1892
who has more energy?
Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
the Bellagio fountains
baby robins
we find the real mussels from Brussels!
someone left our bungalow door open
looking over a 4,000 foot drop
time to pay for all the night's cholesterol
Sedum 'Autumn Joy'. July 2006