Paul Bunyan has an axe to grind. He and his ilk don’t rule the far north of California anymore. Like comedian Rodney Dangerfield, this American folk hero “don’t get no respect.” Tearing down a swath of timber in a mighty swing is ecologically unsound and politically incorrect. A giant blue ox ploughing through the wilderness certainly has to be folklore’s answer to clear cutting.
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the US National Park Service, here is slide show of scenes from a drive from Las Vegas to Palm Springs, passing through the Mojave National Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park. While the desert is gorgeous in color, I see more in the tones of black and white.
Way back in 1983, long before the Summer Olympics, we spent a day people watching on Copacabana Beach in Rio, where volleyball is a no-hands affair.
A video condensing a week in Sicily into a day. Starting at the fishing village of Acitrezza, in the Ionian Sea, we go to the fish market in Catania, Palermo, drift through the fog in the medieval village of Erice, to the ruins Taoramina, the ancient island of Ortigia, then sigh at the sunset in Cefalù, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. We met a few characters along the way. (Video is in 4K):
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