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Kaleidoscope Pottery fern leaf plate
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Delft porcelain plate, Delft factory, Delft, Netherlands
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Turkish plate, Iznik
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large Turkish Iznik plate
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Blue carnival glass dish
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large Turkish plate, Tree of Life design, coral red
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Sydney Bishop plate, Homer, Alaska
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Hernandez hand-painted ceramic plate, Pue, Mexico
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Wedgwood Jasperware plate: Mother's Day, Achilles
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Yellow carnival glass dish
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small Turkish bowl, Iznik
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Mackintosh Enamels Ginkgo plate (custom made)
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Sevillarte decorative plate, Spain
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Royal Doulton Cyprus porcelain plate
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Royal Crown Derby Imari plate, large
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Royal Doulton Persian chintz plate
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Custom ceramic fluted pie plate by Alfie, Luray, VA
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Zell German Majolica bird plate
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Edgecomb Pottery platter, Bar Harbor, Maine
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Royal Doulton Persian chintz plate, D4031, blue
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Edgecomb Pottery bowl, Bar Harbor, Maine
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Royal Doulton Titanian Bird of Paradise Tray, D4222
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Royal Doulton Persian chintz reticulated plate, D3550
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Royal Doulton Persian chintz plate, D3550
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Royal Doulton porcelain plate, D3088
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Royal Doulton Iznik porcelain plate, D4863
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Morrocan fossilized marble plate, Oregon
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Czech ceramic platter
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Royal Doulton Iznik porcelain plate, D4862
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Royal Doulton Prunus Tray, D4365
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Royal Doulton Cyprus porcelain plate, D1268
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Royal Doulton Persian chintz plate, D4031, blue, large
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Royal Doulton 10" plate
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Hand-carved Myrtlewood plate, Bandon, Oregon
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Royal Doulton Iznik porcelain plate, D4864
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Royal Doulton plate, D4901
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Imari style plate
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Royal Doulton porcelain plate, D5437
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H.K. Tunstall dish
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Royal Crown Derby Imari plate, small
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Royal Doulton plate, D5993
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Royal Doulton porcelain plate, D4551
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Royal Doulton 10" plate, D5293 (21)
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Royal Doulton 10" plate
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Royal Doulton 10" plate, D5106
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phoenix_plate
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CNET neon, San Francisco
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Burlington chintz plate
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Royal Grafton saucer
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Paragon saucer, A3963
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Royal Doulton 10" plate, D5294 (B)
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Windsor saucer
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Royal Doulton 10" plate (D5549?, 4)
"Come and Welcome.  Go by and not Quarrel."
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gromit-cake
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Royal Doulton plate
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gromit-toaster
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Royal Grafton saucer
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the debugging tool of choice
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2005 NJ picnic.  two hungry engineers, skeptical over Dr. Praeger's veggie burgers
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old office
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lunch w/Kirk Pepperdine during Java Performance Tuning
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gromit-beanbag
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Energetically preparing for the 2003 Holiday Video
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one of these people won our "pi-eating contest" (80 digits)
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his expression belied him; he was actually having fun
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a very special guest, and two dudes
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with the p0rn safely stowed, the gang could now concentrate on the feast before them
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a very special guest, trying to avoid being photographed
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the Sausage Inspector
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one of these people knows pi to 50 digits
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Eric's penetrating gayze
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her ballet training served her well later in life
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3 people.  5 desserts.  you do the math.
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San Jose, final night
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Laser Tag - Team GREEN
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a break-up in progress
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after the blueberry-corn cheesecake
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Victoria Memorial, Calcutta
Relaxing in the thermal pools
view of coastal village
egret on the Anhinga Trail (Everglades), Flamingo, FL
strolling on the beach in San Juan (an unplanned and unfortunate stop)
St. Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow
(bad flash!)
ron-newport-mailbox
max_boris_school_friends
at Ti Tou Gorge
Chinatown hazard
Golden Gate hazard
preparing for the wild ride up to Rara Avis
finally in Dominica! In the gardens at Papillote Wilderness Retreat
Make sure that swarthy man has no hot sauce on him!
..and this is the "mother"
Ron sighting a hummingbird at Papillote
canoeing the shenandoah river.  watch out for the rivercows.
with Debi Singh in Bharatpur
Ron and Jackson, our guide to Trafalgar Falls
no, my eyes don't really look like that.  sheesh.
Ron flirting with the resident peahen
trip to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca; the bridge was out from a recent flood
after a tough day birding, Ron relaxes in our room at Papillote
drunk, rude & crass after Altan
Our first sunset on Dominica - at Papillote
one of many warning signs on Dominica
meeting the locals at the Tillamook cheddar cheese factory
a python (yes, it's poisonous)
chocolate taste test
ronsanjoy02
Bruges rooftops, from the bell tower
The White House
karoake night
bling bling
our last dinner (sad farewells), in San Jose
base of the falls, at the river created from heavy rain
Corksrew Swamp
The kitty that visited us at every meal!
ronsanjoy01
at Josie's
leafcutter ants, Cahuita refuge
tractor got a flat
shoshi-bday-2003
Baha'i Lotus Temple, Delhi
ronkurta
purple poncho
CP, Delhi
detail of the Taj Mahal, Agra
house
The Executive Offices
chai in Calcutta
Half of the two falls that make up Trafalgar Falls, this one is the "father"...
in the dojo
soaked and happy at Trafalgar Falls
on the trail to Trafalgar Falls amidst tropical downpours
Don't Fear the Reaper.
on Chokoloskee
coots
Thanksgiving 2003, with erik and mong
ron & danny
rongoats
loveandkissesfla
Papillote's spectacular male peacock hanging outside one of the rooms
Lal Qila (Red Fort), Delhi
Tortuguero
a raft of coots near Eureka, CA (no hazard)
rongopi
farochi family
kindergarten
view from the pavillion, capturing part of both waterfalls
P.S. 207
on the beach in Quepos
happy Karl
sloth
The Jefferson Memorial
bowling.  the candlepin kind.
tea stop at the chinese garden in portland
farochi women
gorgeous views at Rara Avis
We're ready for vacation!!!
john s.
Rara Avis
random scenery photos taken while driving
NPI
post-engagement
really, the picture speaks for itself.
one amateur hairdresser and one brave girl
the haircut begins
The Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial
on the trail from Middleham Falls
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Fonthill museum, Doylestown PA
The Library of Congress
outside of Melville Hall airport, getting ready to leave
farochis
roadside "viewpoint" on the way to Freshwater Lake
farochi cousins
hummingbird, Monteverde Cloud Forest
an anona tree!
The Washington Monument
zipline
the slippery descent down the mountain
Cyrille and us at the end of our botany tour
world trade center observation deck (aug-01-1979)
enjoying fruit bought from a roadside stand
malka
view of the village of Calibishie, seen from our room at Domcan's Guest House
Brimfield
Quepos
Celebrity Heads
orchid show, New York Botanical Garden
brad, 1981
BOFC @NPI
Arenal volcano; it finally came out on our way out of Fortuna
Let's hope this netting keeps the bugs (and lizards, and spiders) out!
at the summit--dirty, cold, and hungry (and not engaged, despite ron's best laid plans)
candlepin bowling
an unwelcome guest in our room - it seemed much bigger at the time
swimming hole, Rara Avis rainforest
At Fort Shirley, outside of Portsmouth
iguana
banana "orchard" in the background
Mother's Day 2002, Duke Gardens, Somerville, NJ
allan, jeff and nancy
preparing for ziplines
the view from our balcony at the Layou River Hotel
waterfall rappel
top of the waterfall
the village of Calibishie
wedding
"like, this one time, at band camp..."
Not drug induced.
don't proceed!
New Year's Eve at Domcan's Cafe
Ron and Sara at the Macoucherie Rum Factory - pre-engagement.  Sugar cane is so fascinating!
rappelling down the waterfall
"Jesus Christ Lizard"
Make way for duckling
Resplendent Quetzal, Monteverde cloud forest
Assateague Light
the pumpkin personality test: sara's results
Sara attempts to steal an orange - but sadly couldn't reach!
We made it!!
Trafalgar Square
Berry-Go-Round
caiman
view of crossing Tram in the distance, taken from the suspension bridge
missed it by THAT much!
on horseback, riding out of Fortuna
mexico (1983)
view down into Breakfast Gorge from the bridge
larger caiman
sunset over Calibishie
after the Altan concert
view of the coast from our whale watching boat
nighttime snake/frog hunt, Rara Avis
crossing the suspension bridge over Breakfast Gorge
Wonderful lunch in Cabrits Park, courtesy of Mrs. Dr. Birdy.
Fish, green banana pie, fresh squeezed orange juice, ...
The queen pardoned us before it actually went to trial
She bumped my head.
heading out for our Rainforest Aerial Tram ride
New Year's Eve, 12/31/2002
Westminster Abbey detail
Big Ben and the London Eye
another flat tire
snowstorm
Mother's Day 2002, Duke Gardens
on the coast in Calibishie
jeepers
ridiculous Swan boat
Chincoteague ponies
on the balcony at Domcan's Cafe, Calibishie
view from the Tram
yet another gorgeous bromeliad
the largest holly in maryland
heliconia
view of the Layou River
bats, Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
thar she blows!  (sperm whales)
Cyrille (our botany guide) about to hit the road
more scenery
before the Altan concert
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rock formation known as "Hells' Gate" in Calibishie
Big Ben
rainbow over Dominica
[Aerial] fern roots--red from hemoglobin
hiking to Syndicate Waterfall
view of the Tower Bridge
recovering from our hike at Hibiscus Valley Inn
"look ma, i'm rock climbing!"
biking in Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
marx, engels, lenin?
Syndicate Nature Trail with Bertrand Jno Baptiste (aka "Dr. Birdy")
falls can kill!
Bertrand and his machete clear the road
don't look up!
western coastline of Dominica
Sara and Bertrand about halfway up Morne Diablotin
entertaining my guests by making them entertain me
rainy views from about halfway up Morne Diablotin
Chincoteague
and more,
some large epiphytes
still smiling - we haven't hit the hard part of the hike yet!
Java au natural!  (tastes like sweet pepper)
The big hike up Morne Diablotin begins...
Gettysburg
Looking for parrots
...but my boots didn't fare as well...
caution!
the pumpkin personality test: ron's results
navigating the trail of roots (4 feet about the actual ground)
our "nature bungalow" at Hibiscus Valley Inn
and more,
Ron scaling branches down the mountain
school bus victim of hurricane david
at Freshwater Lake
not the "natural bridge"
hiking to the Freshwater Lake
a very rare clematis vine (Clematis doice?)
an interesting plant we found along the trail
huge ficus (Banyan) tree at Dominica's Botanical Garden
at Bamiyan
Don't look up!
Syndicate Falls
canoeing the shenandoah river
Alaska
Bamiyan
brad
Victoria & Albert Museum lobby--best museum in the world
Middleham Falls
gathered at Bamiyan
FALLS can KILL
what's wrong with this picture???
last one!
Maine
view of Denali
Good morning Bruges!
Florence
Mini (Paris)
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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."
The Zanzibar Room
Cibreo (Florence)
Maine
who has more energy?
we find the real mussels from Brussels!
Venice
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Often licked, never beaten.
bird's-eye view (if your a pigeon on the ground).  and no, we weren't high.
no, it's not a spray-on tan
having lunch in Delft
indonesian rijsttafel (rice table)
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (The Taming of the Shrew)
Millenium Bridge, London
Le Manekin Pis
windemolen!
50 Shad--ewwwwwww!
David Blaine in his suspended glass box
vlamsche frites (mit currieketchup)
the Tower Bridge, splendid at night
Brugge by canal
it's love
Amsterdam
The Grand-Place is lovely at night; too bad we didn't know how to shoot it properly
buying more vlamsche frites (from Mr. Clean)
architectural detail in Brussels' Grand-Place
savoring a [stolen] Texel carrot - mmmmm
cobblestone street in Brussels
on the nicaraguan border
"Are you a pothead, Focker?"
EC headquarters
day trip to Damme
hummingbird
raw herring.
Do not attempt this at home.
sloth
The Gherkin
best pannekoek in amsterdam
on the train (Shatabdi Express) to Agra....
ronen
The North Sea
Brussels
Brussels' Grand-Place
view frop atop Westerkerk (West Church)
Grand Place in Brugge
Brugge (Bruges)
Not lost.
Anna Frank Haus (Anne Frank House)
! watch out for the drempel !
Tower Bridge at sunset
first taste of Belgian chocolate in Belgium
The locals were very friendly
Ron finds a quiet spot to enjoy his Kriek (and Sara drinks a beer!)
outside the Tower of London (you'll have to trust us)
Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
and more new friends!
gate of the Taj Mahal, Agra
"Marlboro: Smoking is Deadly"
windmill (not the quaint kind)
gorgeous Bruges views
more modern windmills
Texel (one of the Wadden Islands)
biking around Bruges' central square
Laxmi Vilas, Bharatpur
Baha'i Lotus Temple, Delhi
Westerkerk
hazy view of the Taj Mahal
marble inlay of verses from the Koran at the Taj Mahal
lots of new friends
Still not lost.
beach sheep
sara and her new friend/fan balraj
Agra Fort
birding in Bharatpur
Agra Fort detail
Delft
python
"it's for you"
kingfisher and sambar deer
Sravanabelagola
Parle-G.
with Mr. Kaila at Qutab Minar
dancing baby at Bangalore's Forum Mall
she's a star!
una pipa
Paka Lunga
yow - spicy Kerala style potato chips
banglicious!
Simsim baby!
on the overnight train to Madurai.  Sun 12/26/2004, day of tsunami.
simsim-claus
Bangalore traffic
first sight of Meenakshi temple
climbing up to the Jain temple at Sravana Belagola
gorgeous gate at Belur
he's not so impressive in person
eek!  a LIZARD!  omigosh!  AHHH!
helping out with the Chinese fishing nets
arriving in Alleppey after a long, sleepless night
yummy pure veg thali in Theni
fresh-cut sugar cane
relaxing at the Olive Brook Inn
tea pluckers in Munnar
our first non-bottled water
"Til Death Do Us Part" was our toast
ridiculous ferry crossing
sea of tea
so out of place
unauthorized access?!
one of us was cold
truck painters (artists!) in Kerala
Coco-Cola!
yummy pineapple juice
schoolgirls washing lunch dishes
with Captain Babychan on our houseboat, Kerala
tiled floor of the synagogue
pineapple plants
tea plant close-up
the Tata Tea Factory, Munnar
chaotic railroad crossing
pomakamut
tony the wondergoat (and his owner)
birding with Eldhose
awesome fellow tourists
nilghiri tarr
yucky masala mango
our wonderful hosts
back in Delhi
at Haritha Farms, where they grow peppercorns
yet another yummy thali
outdoor kitchen at Karim's restaurant, Old Delhi
gate in Kumarakom, Kerala
my dark master--the COCOA BEAN
Kathakali dance performance
scary mountain drive to Munnar
cardamom plant
rice seller in Cochin
"closed" pineapple market, in pineapple city
Pardesi Synagogue, Cochin, Kerala
descriptive street names
view of Chandi Chowk, Old Delhi
country boat
Santa Cruz Basilica, Kochi
back alleys of Chandni Chowk
street food, mmmmmm (regretted this one later)
Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque)
awesome madurai auto horn--a highlight of our trip
pomegranate juice
our catch
extra limey lime tea
maybe the Turkish version is better??  (especially if you don't speak Turkish)
Turkish Viagra
next year, she's having the camera surgically attached to herself
he told us his name was "Michael Jordan," but for some reason, we were skeptical.
view of Jerusalem from Mt. Olive
I was getting scolded with the other naughty schoolkids
dinner?  no, the plate is too precious to put into the oven.  (the cat, not so much.)
in a lovely ceramic shop, right before we spent a lot of $
iskender: this one looks better than it tastes
the blushing bride
"i've got a fever.  and the only cure is... Dr. Shakshuka"
at the Grand Bazaar
it suits me, no?
not the right restaurant (but at least we got our lamb chops!)
Zion gate into the Old City.  bullet holes everywhere.
you can see where the tank knocked out a hunk of wall in the 1948 war
henna blobs
inside Ayasofia (Hagia Sofia)
small, pretty building outside of Topkapı Palace
our amazing volunteer "tour guide," Ahmet
i don't even know how to hold it
the medusa head in the Basilica Cistern
the Blue Mosque at night
magnificent Iznik tiles at Topkapı Palace
the Blue Mosque, in daylight
moment of truth
even more cute people
ubiquitous pomagranate juice
more cute people
no comment
glam girl / glam penthouse
Yaffo
a lamb overdose
at the Temple of Pan
view of the Mediterranean from our apartment
drinking Banias spring water; where Jesus himself might have been baptized.
covered in sabra thorns
picking sabra fruit
looking for sabra fruit
ruins of an ancient synagogue in Katserin
one of many peace sculptures at Mt. Ben Tal
60km to Damascus
overlooking Syria and Lebanon
a dream come true
kayaking on Tomales Bay
"What are YOU looking at?"
inside the Western Wall tunnels
we're in the car, passing a tank transport
an old Syrian anti-aircraft gun
floating in the slimy waters of the dead sea
Nevizade sok
Nachal David
she got so tan, we could hardly recognize her!
the Western Wall of the temple mount
the Greek Orthodox section of the church of the Holy Sepulchre
view of the Temple Mount
rare fossils
Yakov and Mocha
Caesaria
a Golan Heights machine gun trench
land mines along the Jordanian border
Berenice church ruins, overlooking Tverya (Tiberias)
bunker
bunker interior passageways
at Mitzpah HaShalom (Peace Vista), overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)
more land mines
synagogue courtyard
synagogue door
aqueduct
citadel at Acco
a pita oven in the Arab souk
blue Tzfat
freshly picked figs (or is it preshly ficked pigs?)
sara at one of the stations of the cross on the Via Dolorosa (#9, where Jesus fell the third time)
it's Ball O'Traif
one of the gorgeous doors of paris
vin chaud at a Christmas market
our baguette tasting
yet another performance of The Four Seasons (this one painfully slow)
M is for...
some people call it "Maurice"
l'obelisque
Hot chocolate tasting at Hotel Meurice: plain, cinnamon, and orange
another beautiful door
found it!
the clock at Musee D'Orsay
l'arc et l'amour
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.
Taillevent envy
view from atop the Arc de Triomphe
Grand Marnier souffle at La Regalade
back on Santa Monica beach
waiting outside Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles
b.f.f.!
the elusive Hollywood sign
the courtyard of the Getty Villa
life imitating art
papyrus reeds
gorgeous mosaic floor at the Getty Villa
don't mess with Mr. Churro.
(This is his Olvera St. outpost.)
dog vs. chicken
You know you're in Maine when...
kayaking around Curtis Island
it takes an EXPERT birder to find puffins in zero-visibility fog (but we found them anyway)
Portland Head Light at dusk--just before the fireworks
hot chocolate at Jean Paul Hevin (our favorite H.C.)
Mount Battie
R.R.
butting heads
the adorable Belted Galloways of Rockport
Camden harbor
lake Megunticook
anona
waiting patiently for the best croissants in Paris (Maison Kayser)
detail of Ste. Chapelle
some of the beautiful stained glass in Sainte Chapelle
a lovely misty shot of the Basilique du Sacre Coeur
yay! another nativity scene!
dinner at Chez Michel
new friends at Chez Michel
Oh la la; Sara on the Seine
new year's eve dinner at home
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii)
some awesome people
hamam ceiling
Hakan's 1964 Chevy Bel Air.  Is this İstanbul or Detriot?
Bon Fetes!
our mangosteen tasting
the Metro station at Abessess
oh, so *that's* how you open the doors!
truffle tagliatelle
white truffles; this batch is worth about $3500.
pink is the new black
a white truffle sampling at Fauchon
Chagall's ceiling at the Paris Opera House
mangosteens, rambutans, et al.
Palais Garnier - the Paris Opera House
this tasted as disgusting as it looked
hot chocolate tasting #4
a nativity scene (my favorite!)
notre dame
i love Paris in the springtime (and here's why)
sparkly tour
i would've gone with "L'amour c'est chocolat."
deciphering the menu at L'Avant Gout
some cute people (plus a dude)
RRRRRRRRRRRRROAR?
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berry pickin' time
stalked in the blueberry patch
what's wrong with this picture?
ice cream at Purity's
two people; one paddler
tasting at Heron Hill winery
this is Nicole lapping me
the gun sorta clashes with my "I ♥ NY" t-shirt.
not bad, eh?
Jerry
inside the Venetian
at the Flamingo
Jesus is Lord
Strippers, Direct to You
the Bellagio fountains
Paris, Las Vegas
our top local ice cream pick: Christina's, Cambridge MA
iced chocolate @L.A. Burdick, Cambridge MA
"do ya feel lucky, punk?"
bobby, the drunk ironworker next to us.
my second dose of gunpowder for the weekend.
heaven is... stirring.
fluffy kitties
before the yummy eight-course assault at Manka's
cousins at the Cliff House
your guess is as good as mine....
Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park
outside the Ferry Building
with Brad and Heather
Rainbow Falls, at Watkins Glen State Park
this is how he gets all his women
sunset at The Switzerland Inn, Penn Yan, NY
preparing to set sail on Lake Seneca
ice cream at the Cornell Dairy Bar
Revello's Pizza, in Old Forge, PA (the "Pizza Crapital of the World")
T-Bone shirt, from T-Bone
ice cream in Old Forge
Got Beef?
Ithaca Falls
the Mirage volcano
New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show 2010
New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show 2010
Leosarus rex.
at Eagle Point (see it?)
looking over a 4,000 foot drop
at the new Wynn
Fremont Street, downtown
flight to the west rim of the Grand Canyon
Hoover Dam
helicopter ride to the bottom of the canyon
on the Colorado River
mosaic floor of the Wynn
pomegranate flower
too much dessert at the Aladdin's Spice Market Buffet
scallions @Dayenu
"Honey, we have to have a talk about what size I really am."
He will be your father figure
Hold him and kiss him and love him
And show him that you care
These are days you'll remember
gin hustlerette.
"Three soldiers from Frenchtown were walking through the forest..."
fred is aglow with the pleasure of having heard more of my wedding stories.
You know where you are?
You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips
on the Randall's Island ferry
outside the Cirque du Soleil (Corteo) tent
the rhythm section (banned from singing)
His name is Rio
Hit them with your best shot. (Fire away.)
is there any doubt that i'm in new england?
my view during the meal
dinner at Naked Fish
very serious birdwatching at the Parker River NWR (on Plum Island in Newburyport, MA)
walking the sculpture trails at the Andres Institute of Art
their view during the meal
sipping Jacques Torres' hot chocolate
Der Chocowagon
time to pay for all the night's cholesterol
fat puddle.  on the plate for now; soon to be on my shirt.
you wouldn't want to see him when he's hungry
is that a spatula in your pocket...?
"as far as the eye could see..."
the crew (before)
"Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide; it's a killer!"
when camping, one often has to forego many of the conveniences of home.  this means improvising with whatever tools one has available...
plow me.
the crew (after)
in line at Veniero's
cat's cradle: lightning round
sneaking a traditional thanksgiving pickle
we bumped into a rowdy santa convention (loitering outside a bar, no less)
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ.  (fyi, they're very good about letting you return food that you don't like.)
me: goofy.  them: pretty.
stifling a "We've been waiting for over an hour!"
"Mary Kate! Mary Kate! Can I have your autograph?"
see the blur as we sail past red lights
Washington Square arch
"three amigos"
or
"high school flashback!"
harvesting walnuts
from small moroccan wieners to big german horse sausages, we've got it all
dude, she's not real
ever seen a drunk sock puppet?
yes.  it's a Hello Kitty bowling ball.  and yes, i want it.
fellow tourists
Belvedere Castle
polar bear rump
first-time straphangers
the mini-golfing is very serious at Pine Creek
I-78 deer overpass
the grape of wrath
preparing the first mentos/diet coke fountain
preparing the second mentos/diet coke fountain
the fountain erupts.  (in celebration, i, apparently, did the chicken dance.)
pyrotechnic preparations
anticipating the show, a crowd forms
over the delaware river
my wife (artist's rendition)
(this was the 6th take)
(at least *one* of them made an effort)
never mess with a man who has beads
a multi-purpose applicance
at last! at last!
our wild raspberries
our mulberry tree
Coreopsis & Co.
our [invasive] wild blackberries (not yet ripe)
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
daylily (variety TBD)
daylily (variety TBD)
daylily (Hemerocallis 'Jedi Dot Pierce')
daylily (Hemerocallis 'Christmas Is')
one (the healthiest) of our apple trees
baby apples.  cute? yes.  tasty? not so much.
Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
Hosta 'Sum and Substance', possibly infected with Hosta Virus X (HVX)
Cotoneaster 'Little Gem'.  July 2006
bellflower (Campanula carpatica 'Blue Clips')
Sedum 'Autumn Joy'. July 2006
Sedum 'Autumn Joy'.  May 2006
our lovely English Walnut tree
close-up of walnuts
Campanula glomerata 'Superba'.
left front: Campanula 'Blue Clips';
left rear: Rudbeckia var. fulgida. May 2006
daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me')
winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata 'Sparkleberry').  July 2006
serviceberry (Amelanchier lamarckii). spring 2006
japanese hollies (Ilex crenata 'Soft Touch'), blue hollies, serviceberry (Amelanchier lamarckii). fall 2005
Soft Touch Japanese holly (Ilex crenata 'Soft Touch'). July 2006
winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata 'Sparkleberry'). fall 2005
honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens--not sure which cultivar. 'John Clayton?'  'Sulphurea?')
honeysuckle (Lonicera x heckerottii 'Gold Flame'). fall 2005
honeysuckle (Lonicera x heckerottii 'Gold Flame'). July 2006
honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens 'Blanche Sandman').  July 2006
skip laurels a.k.a. schip laurels (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis'). fall 2005
one of the tulips our friend brought back from Holland for us (don't tell Customs)
white lilac
"One of these is not like the others."
(or)
"Have you hugged your nurseryman today?"
ad agency's Youngstown kitchen
our Youngstown kitchen
lilac
another Dutch tulip from our friend
poppies
daffodils
bellflower (Campanula carpatica 'Blue Clips')
creeping phlox (Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'). April 2006
R-O-N
*Alphonso Mango* sorbet at The Bent Spoon!  they are the "coolest" ice cream shop.  (get it?  get it??)
hiking through the Sourlands Mountain Preserve
this tree was 80 years old
i took her all the way to O street
unstoppable
Draw Tippy CD release party
He shouted, "Canadian wannabe!"
And then he kissed me.
let's have a closer look (see next photo)
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.
with Michael Pollan, at the Food, Ethics and the Environment conference.  ("Vote With Your Fork!")
with Marion Nestle
hmm, that officer looks a bit... pale.  maybe i should stop and check that he's okay.  (see next photo)
uh-oh, is that a speed trap?  (see next photo)
sara's first souffle--and the best i've ever had. (i mean it.  even better than Thai Chef's.)
Chococat
my favorite part of visiting Cambridge: Emma's pizza
Amelanchier lamarckii, May 2007
Daylily (Hemerocallis) 'Christmas Is'
our neighbors out for a horseback ride
creeping phlox (Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'). July 2006
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' close-up
Daylily (Hemerocallis) 'Pardon Me'
Daylily (Hemerocallis) 'Jedi Dot Pierce'
Daylily - pink
Daylily - yellow
Sparkleberry Holly (Ilex verticillata 'Sparkleberry')
after hours of comparing prices and searching for patterns we liked, we bought this beautiful Suzani rug at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar
deer in the yard
ICE CREAM IS THE NEW HEALTH FOOD
guest of honor
suited up at Leisure Time Bowl, deep in the heart of Port Authority
this is me ruining what would otherwise be a lovely picture
chococat!
snack at Marseilles
the power of genetics
Chipman Family Orchestra (front), c. 1892
Chipman Family Orchestra (back)
sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
our sugar maples (Acer saccharum) in fall colors
Alleghanians programme, March 28, 1874
marx, engels, lenin.
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.
our tar and chip driveway, 2 years old.  read about it here.
damage to our tar and chip driveway--a very heavy rain storm washed part of it away
azalea
pink dogwood
the farm down the street, one sunset
a robin's nest, complete with eggs, in one of our hollies.  (the babies hatched and flew off.)
baby robins
bonding brothers-in-law
"you know where you are?  you're in the jungle, baby!"
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."
4 kids and one very energetic dad
ron, lisa and an unidentified, clean-shaven gentleman
Chef
Garba night
sara almost caused an "incident" during the Raas (stick dance)
DiFara's Pizza
Makarov 9mm
"Worst Pickup Lines," by David Levinson Wilk - Sunday!
It may have been a faux wedding, but the bride was a true beauty.
Child abuse?
You're not really gonna....?
Picking blackberries.
a freshly picked carton of blueberries
you're looking at the prettiest snowplow ever
looks like they didn't hear the "medium" part of "medium-rare"
Scrabble (who's winning?)
do not photograph this man.
recently married and soon-to-be-married
best birthday buddies 4eva
dinner with new friends and old, at Marrakesh (in Belltown)
my suicide attempt
Luger
vsyo idyot kak nado.
ostorozhna: bolshaya luzha.
siamese combover?
three attractive people (plus bob marley)
delivering Dennis's trophy
losing at twister
guitar lesson
Sara's new toothbrush
Mt. Tammany
Queen Tut
hot soba noodles at Honmura An
"Children of Eden" curtain call
"The Figure 5 in Gold" (after 5 beers)
the ultra-exclusive book club
Hangawi
"#1 Docent"
dinner before "Children of Eden"
nice head shots
view of the Delaware Water Gap from Mount Tammany
at The Bent Spoon in Princeton--after attending Peter Singer's talk and eating beef+pork canneloni for dinner (how cheeky!)
on the way to Shadfest
good friends, gathered
pre-party
at the Natural History Museum.  "The Hall of Minerals ROCKS!"  Hehe.
first date deja-vu
biking the Black Duck Trail
picnic lunch on the beach
Veloce wine bar
apt
antioxidant heaven: chocolate with goji berries (Dina's Chocolate)
the line to buy tickets.  (some people had been waiting longer than 3 hours)
Wild Lily's Tea Room
what does this collection of gifts say about its recipient?
dried cocoa nibs (from Ivory Coast)
Cote d'Ivoire: Terre de Cacao (Didier Drogba, Footballeur)
this is what happens to people who overcook my turkey on thanksgiving.  (just kidding; the turkey was awesome....  i was slashing his throat for a different reason. :)
what is that thing?
turkey (and turk)
gangsta cat
sampling one of the many chocolate truffles
at the sweetriot booth (and despite my expression, i'm not drunk)
a cocoa pod at the Guittard table.  (the chocolate samples behind the pod are 91%, and were surprisingly smooth.)
class is now in session. (Porterhouse 101: Remedial Grilling)
warming up for the shoot
15 gallons of beer-in-progress
72 bottles of beer on the wall...
mixing the hops and malt
adding the malt
measuring the grain
crushing the grain
measuring out the pale malt
Suvganyot (Fritters; Jelly Doughnuts)
SGW (S'mores Gone Wild)
Hot Dog Johnny's
Hot Dog Johnny's
Dingman's Falls National Park
panel Q&A: Bob Langert (of McDonald's!) and Michael Pollan
me and my Clarke
looking for the "Bank Cave"
our bungalow
on the way to Nong Khiaw
overlooking the beautiful river in Nong Khiaw
a delicious Lao breakfast
the Baci ceremony
Lao lao
fine cinnamon buns at the Scandinavian Bakery
Prasat Kravan
Banteay Kdei
the women singing traditional Lao songs
special guest musician
rest stop on the Nam Ou river
one of the fast boats (a.k.a. "Death Boats of the Mekong")
Ban Xang Hai dropoff
Luang Prabang, morning monk procession
our friend Chu from Singapore, testing me for oranges
we got (re-)married on the Mekong river
slow boats docking
our hero
Luang Prabang, morning monk procession
Luang Prabang, monks receiving their morning alms
Wat Xieng Thang
Wat Xieng Thang
monks on the Internet
small but effective guardians of the Sakkarine Cave
Wat Xieng Thang
handmade paper shop
Luang Prabang, young monk receiving food
Ta Prohm, the ostensible "Jungle Temple" (but see Beng Mealea below)
Takeo
buying tainted jackfruit at the West Baray.  (severe food poisoning followed.)
boating through Preak Toal bird sanctuary
cormorants at Preak Toal
Terrace of the Leper King
Preah Palilay
top of Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat bas-reliefs
Angkor Wat at sunset
Phimeanakas, Angkor Thom
on the observation platform at Preak Toal
inspecting our floating bungalow in Khao Sok national park
the evil tree that cut my head
on the balcony
kayaking with one hand, birding with the other
view of the floating bungalows
I cut my head open on a viciously thorned tree (see below)
Khao Sok panorama
a steep mid-day trek in Khao Sok
Khao Sok panorama
top of Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
view of Angkor Wat from Phnom Bakheng
"Warning!!! Climbing At Your Risk"
South Gate
Bayon
skulls of Wat Thmei
Wat Thmei stupa
Takeo
Victory Gate
Prah Khan
Bayon frieze
Angkor Wat
some of the Bayon's Khmer faces
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Banteay Srei
Banteay Srei
Beng Mealea, a true "Jungle Temple" (for now)
climbing the ruins at Beng Mealea
Wat Jom Khao Manilat
our first of many great meals in Laos
the American judge gives the khao soi a 6.0!
Best Khao Soi (er, "Khow Soi?") place [that we found] in Chiang Mai
Wat Chedi Luang
preparing tom kha gai
preparing Penang curry
pad thai in progress
preparing pad Thai
these lingas are hung very well, don't you think?
lunch on the river (in my new yellow shirt)
yellow shirts for sale
Buddha gallery at the Marble Temple
Grand Palace
rambutans on display
touring with Tong
ting-tong Tong
lacquered orchids for sale
morning mist over the Maekok river
limo to the hilltop temple
lunch at the orchid farm
Wat Thaton's standing Buddha
at the campfire
"We Love the King"
Ban Thaton
her calm look belies her inner panic
why you should wash your hands after cooking with chilies
why you (too) should wash your hands after cooking with chilies
boring raft ride
Hi Mom
on the way up to Doi Suthep
someone left our bungalow door open
a dramatic sun rise through the clouds
signing the ketubah