This is a 12″ x 16″ oil on canvas boards, painted in 1976 and it is called Mallards in the Wild. This post is for Sue of zimmerbitch.wordpress.com. You should check her site out because she does a super job portraying her home country of New Zealand. The painting reveals the kind of country view where our family lived for many years. For compositions sake, one is suppose to do odd numbers. The convention doesn’t like twos, but I do. Being a bit of a rebel – here are TWO mallards, male and female.
It was October when we spent a month in Greece. This video is called Olives and Ouzo by swo8 Blues Jazz. Some of the photos of Athens are from the Public Domain. We took the ship, Knossos Palace from Heraklion to Piraeus. It was a moon lit night and we could look out our window and view the beautiful Aegean Sea as the moon played on the water. 3:20 min. 2 MB
To conclude our journey of this wonderful country, the last day of our 14 day tour around the ring road in Iceland, stopping by the picturesque town of Stykkysisholmur, on the Ytri Tunga beach to see the seals, and exploring the Vidgelmir lava tube, Barnafos waterfalls, and the Deildartunguhver thermal spring. 9:19 min. 2 MB
Iceland is known for its volcanos so a trip here would not be complete without seeing Akureyri, then out to Godafoss waterfalls, on the way to Myvatn. There we’ll see volcano treks, steaming earth, and lava fields. 7:10 min. 2 MB.
To further our exploration of this wonderful country a day loop around the coast of the Trollaskagi (Troll) Peninsula, starting and ending in Akureyri. Giants, turf houses, and crazy long one lane tunnels. Many thanks to our videographer Greg Gay. 5:43 min 2 MB.
From Holmavik west to Raudasandur (Red Sand) Beach, north through the Dynjandi waterfalls, passing by Isafjordur and ending up in Sudavik for a third night in the Westfjords. Watch for 360 views. Thank you once again to Greg Gay for his wonderful video. 6:01min. 2 MB.
Still in Iceland, a quick stop in Isafjordur to visit the local bakery, then 4 wheeling off into the highlands of Iceland’s Westfjords. Again we extend a special thanks to Greg Gay for his excellent video. 6:31 min. 2 MB.
Special thanks to our videographer, Greg Gay, for this wonderful look at Iceland. This is a visit to the Glaumbaer turf houses (with a 360 walk through them), the Holmavik Restaurant and Witchcraft Museum (really), and searching for hot pots, finding one, with a 360 view of the Arctic Ocean. 4:13 min. 2 MB
They were still in Iceland and this is a day trip from Holmavik, up the remote Strandir coast of Iceland’s Westfjords, through Djupavik, with its kamikaze terns and its unique art exhibit in the old fish plant, on up the muddy road to Krossnes hot springs. Special thanks to Grey Gay for his excellent videography. Don’t you wish you could see it yourself? 5:16 mins. 2 MB
A casual bicycle ride around Reykjavik, circling the city visiting the Perlan Glass Dome, the Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral, and ending with burgers at the newly minted Hard Rock Cafe. This is further footage from the vacation in Iceland by our older daughter and her significant other, Greg Gay. 6:35 min.