The first time I saw a herd of elephants in the wild I cried. This gorgeous creature was getting a little too close for our guide’s comfort and she insisted we retreat. Mkume National Preserve, Tanzania.
copyright 2011 Mary Jane E Clark
This is a “just because” post! I entered the local newspaper’s (Palm Beach Post) Nature photo contest and since the photos are all easily accessible at this point, I thought I’d share them with you, even though it’s only Thursday. These were all taken in South Florida at a variety of locations and over several years. Writing about my world travels and living in Ireland, I tend to forget that many people haven’t visited my paradise in the United States yet. Palm Beach County, and Jupiter in particular, is truly a lovely place…fabulous climate, wonderful people, great cultural, dining and shopping opportunities make it truly one of the best places I can imagine living. Before I moved here in 1999 I thought it was “God’s waiting room”. How wrong I was! I’ve had such unbelievably good experiences and made such amazing friends that I can’t give it up……..even for Ireland. I’ve got to have my “fix” every 6 months or so.
copyright 2009 Mary Jane E Clark
I loved this hot air balloon trip over Paradise Valley, CA, even though it was postponed from the first day’s attempt because of high winds. That meant getting up at 4 a.m. 2 days in a row! Absolutely amazing views from “up there”! Took off and landed 3 separate times.
Photos copyright 2008 Mary Jane E Clark
Copyright 2007 Mary Jane E Clark