My somewhat quirky views as I gaze at the world around me!

Archive for February, 2012

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: ELEPHANT, TANZANIA

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

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PHOTO CONTEST ENTRIES

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.

So, I hope you enjoy these photos of South Florida.  

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: POWERSCOURT FOUNTAIN, CO. WICKLOW

POWERSCOURT, COUNTY WICKLOW, IRELAND

I loved this fountain in the gardens of Powerscourt House in the village of Enniskerry, Wicklow.

copyright 2009 Mary Jane E Clark

 

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: HOT AIR BALLOONS, CALIFORNIA

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

 

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: QUMRAN, ISRAEL

                                                           CAVE AT QUMRAN, ISRAEL, WHERE THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS WERE FOUND

Copyright 2007 Mary Jane E Clark

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