We encounter a beautiful male black bear with a plaintive look on his face in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

We encounter a tree full of Speke’s Weavers – a very interesting songbird of East Africa.

Doug reflects on a beautiful sunset on the Maasai Mara of Kenya

We find an African rock python coiled in the acacia tree under which we are having a picnic.

Most of my recent blog entries are about the new and exciting things that Marcy and I encounter on our travels. I have been so very busy lately and have found it difficult to create a blog entry and despite dozens of drafts about far-away…

A cephalophore (from the Greek for “head-carrier”) is a saint who is generally depicted carrying their own severed head. Saint Denis of Paris is the most famous of these.