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An early morning walk in the City of Brotherly Love and along the frozen Schuylkill River.

Other than the long and perilous drive home in the sleet and snow storm, had a wonderful visit to my favorite city, Philadelphia. Loved the city since my first visit to the zoo when I was around six years old. I love walking the streets of large cities. They are all so much alike and…

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The Belize Zoo, a model for preservation and conservation, and a wonderful place to visit with the animals of Belize.

I will never forget my first visit to a zoo, it was in Philadelphia and I was around six years old. I was absolutely mesmerized by the wonderful creatures in front of me. Elephants, snakes, monkeys, birds …..it was a magical experience, igniting my life long love of animals and nature. I have visited, and…

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"To bravely go where no man has gone before……" Godspeed Leonard.

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“To bravely go where no man has gone before……” Godspeed Leonard.

Reflecting tonight how I much I am affected by the death of someone who I never knew in real life, but who had such a great influence on me. I was always a sci fi fan and I loved Star Trek. I could still describe all 79 episodes.(The City on the Edge of Forever is…

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It's Dinner Time in the Backyard.

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It’s Dinner Time in the Backyard.

I am very fortunate to be able to come home from work and watch the many critters who visit my yard for some corn or bird seed. In the Summer it is mainly the various species of birds at he feeder, a few squirrels, turkeys, rabbits or the annoying bear. Not many deer visit in…

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Orange Walk, Belize, a quick drive through tour. February 15, 2015

And before we headed back to the Bird’s Eye view lodge, our driver, denver gave us a quick drive through tour of the agricultural town of Orange Walk. a sleepy town, with brightly painted houses. We then drove back the 30 some miles and got back just in time to catch a sunset. We drove…

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Sugar and fuel from the same plant, sugar cane. Orange Walk Belize. February 15, 2015

After our boat ride, our driver gave us a tour of a local sugar cane plant where the not only process the cane into sugar products but also use the by products to produce fuel.  Not a bad idea as long as they don’t cut down the jungles to raise more sugar cane.  Learned a…

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Pennsylvania Amish in Belize? No just their cousins, the Mennonites of Belize. February 15 2015

After our visit to Lamani we returned by boat down the New River. Although are return was much faster , we still got to take in the sights of the river including the Mennonite children  who were happy to see us. The Mennonite community in Belize fled from Mexico and not contributes a great deal…

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Lamanai Belize, learned and saw a lot of cool nature stuff at the Mayan ruins. 2/15/2015

Sorry no blog posts these past few days but been working on my photographs page. Still not finished but you can not comment on or share the photos with this post.  I have been sharing my experiences from my recent visit to Belize. In my prior posts I shared our boat ride up the beautiful…

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