The Oracle of Ballard

(John VerWey) London-bound on Sept 19. Pacific Northwest until then

"Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red": 888,446 ceramic poppies placed outside the Tower of London, one for each British soldier lost during World War I (1914-1918).

Ross Lake and Diablo Lake just off the North Cascades Highway

Mazama, WA was in full summer mode

A very memorable weekend in Mazama, WA with the college buddies

The HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. Pure science since 1948

Homeward bound

My last full day in BA was spent at the San Telmo Sunday market, filled with antiques and other vintage odds and ends. Well over 12 blocks long, it takes the better part of 2 hours to walk all the way through and, between the goods and the people watching, there is enough for half a day of entertainment.

My last week in South America was spent exploring Buenos Aires’ neighborhoods and surrounding attractions. La Boca (above left) is a trendy artists enclave and home of Argentina’s most famous soccer team, the Boca Juniors. The Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento (above right) is the former parish of Pope Francis from his days as archbishop of Buenos Aires. Puerto Madero features BA’s newly restored port and fancy harp-like bridge.

Some shots from my last week of unbridled hedonism: red meat for lunch and/or dinner every day.

Given my previous photo shoot featuring traveling companion #1, I thought I’d include a follow-up featuring the other fearless adventurer: I present “Carson, a retrospective.”