Sometimes the Facebook memories are just too good to ignore. Today, it had entries for the last five years which was a study in contrasts. Too good not to share a snapshot of one day across five years, so here it is. 2016 My first camping spot as a full-time vagabond after giving up my West Seattle apartment. I found a spot at Larabee State Park, still available a week before Memorial Day weekend…
Month: May 2021
52 Frames: Four More Weeks
Over the last month, I’ve kind of struggled with the weekly challenges and even debated taking a break from it. But, each week, I find something that works enough to submit an image by midnight on Sunday. Even though I may not take that many shots for a challenge, just having a weekly theme to focus on (couldn’t resist that pun…) makes me look around more. So, in essence, the challenge is doing its job: seeing the world around me with a photographic eye. The Fabric Challenge
Over the last week, I’ve had to change my travel plans twice because life intervened. As a vagabond without a “sticks and bricks” home base, sometimes changes can really throw a spanner into the works, as my British friends would say. Read on to see how I improvised a new schedule to meet the challenges of changes.
Five Years a Vagabond
Wow. If you’d told me five years ago all that would happen between the day I picked up my Alto (May 2, 2016) till now, I wouldn’t have believed you. I honestly didn’t know what I was getting into back then, and I didn’t have many expectations of how things would go. I just knew I was going to live in a little trailer and drive around a lot. In the Beginning… This photo was taken about a minute after my very first tow ever (like in my whole life!), where I drove from pickup at Safari Condo to my…
Congaree National Park
One of the newest American national parks (2003), Congaree is a surprising place of wonder in the middle of South Carolina. A mix of American beech and bald cypress trees, with some switch cane plants and palms thrown into the mix, it is a truly Southern forest, protected and preserved thanks to local residents who started a campaign in the 1950s to preserve the Congaree River floodplain.