Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
If you have a moment, we would recommend checking this one out big enough to get a look at the drop on the tip of the flower. As with all the pictures this week, taken with a point-and-shoot pocket camera. The mist probably wouldn't have been good for the big SLR, but it might have been worth it to get a little closer. Ah, well.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
An obscure mold that grows only on other molds. Well -- these molds are only occasionally growing on each other -- but it made the editors here think of the notorious DMZ. Not so much we can say about moldy fenceposts, other than that we thought they were photogenic though sometimes resistant to classic photo composition, as seen here.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012
Friday, July 06, 2012
This crazy fuzzy caterpillar easily navigated the table-top obstacle course we set up for it. (That's it for the creepy-crawly stuff. One slug and one caterpillar is enough, and I hope has given us enough time to get some more interesting pictures ready to go starting next!)
Thursday, July 05, 2012
So we paused to gather our thoughts and before we knew it, the Holla had been dark for over two weeks. Our humble apologies to our small but loyal readership!
So here's the deal: This blog is mostly about travel photography. We take pictures we like, sometimes with stories or semi-trenchant observations, as the Foreign Service and our own whims take us around the world. Unlike a lot of Foreign Service blogs, we're not real worried about keeping anyone up-to-date on our personal/family events. We also take a pretty leisurely approach, so most of the content here is not about stuff that happened today or even yesterday. But eventually, when we're assigned to the U.S. for work and/or training, since we don't put baby pictures or birthday party pictures or whatever up here, we run out of travel stories and photos to share.
However, when we were heading to Afghanistan, we were just too busy to worry about posting anything. So there's some good stuff (reasonable opinions could differ) from 2010 that has just been clogging our hard drive, unshared with our adoring public! Among that stock is record of our time in Northern California in 2010. We've already posted 30 pictures from Northern California in 2011. But these are different. So, here they come, starting for no good reason with this less-than-amazing picture of a banana slug. Wildlife! The pictures are going to get better, we assure you, but hey, banana slugs are cool.