I miss not being able to just run up to Seattle the way
I did - now the price of gas curtails my visits. I guess I'm being a bit
of a 'snot' since I've enjoyed running all over the country for many years - the
gasoline didn't prohibit me; I traveled full-time for about 16 years in
business, and my camera was 'ever-ready'....with the same batteries
I'd shoot my fire hydrants; then nuts and bolts (up close and personal) - I found many things to photograph right in my own home or garage...but, I wanted to guarantee the 'scene', and that's why I chose to retire where I could afford to travel; to have Mom-nature surround me; to hold me 'captive' in her arms.......
Nuf said - as space permits, I'll upload a few photos that might not illustrate where I chose to live in my retired years, but just what I've seen and thought 'beautiful'!