Olive trees in Greece

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You cannot go anywhere in Greece without seeing an olive tree. They grow in the middle of the sidewalks in Athens, in people’s gardens, and in Olive Groves all over the landscape.

I found this particular olive grove just outside Vagia, a small village on the island of Aegina. There were probably about 20 olive trees – neatly spaces apart and well maintained.

It looks like the perfect spot to take a bottle of local wine, some cheese, a book and a blanket. Although I am sure that would have resulted in a grumpy landowner.

But still, a lovely spot to spend a few minutes.

Arabian Desert

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Something you have to do if you spend a few day in Dubai is to go for a desert excursion. Most of the excursions follow the same pattern. A 4×4 collects you from your hotel, you drive around and explore the desert for a bit. Then you have dinner at an outdoor restaurant where you enjoy (somewhat) traditional food and dancing, and have the option of a camel ride.

While the trip is a little touristy, the Arabian Desert is really beautiful, and it’s cooler than the city! The desert sunsets are magnificent, with beautiful golden colours as the sun touches the sand, and the heat of the day drops into a cooler evening.


One of the benefits of a blind wife is the ability to get to places that are normally out of bounds. So when we visited Stonehenge a few years ago, we were immediately taken into the off-limits area, and while there I got some great shots of this remarkable circle of stones.


This shot was also shot on 35mm film, we got some great views of Stonehenge “from the inside”, and even got to touch and feel the stones.


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