Monday, March 29, 2010

Road Trip Interstate 10

After leaving Los Angeles the desert stretches on through 3.5 states. Lucky for me the desert has received 4 inches more rain than normal so it was in full bloom! There were 3-4 shades of green, purples,yellow and pink flowers everywhere. If you have ever lived in the desert you know how beautiful and fragrant  it can be for the very short time in the Spring.

Road Trip-California

On my quest to get the almighty dollar I am driving to Texas. The route is down Interstate 5 until the 10 then east to San Antonio, Texas. Since I left Washington it has been mostly rain all the way to the CA. border. As I was passing Mount Shasta the clouds cleared from the summit and I was able to get this shot.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Back in the States. I am on my way to the South Texas Project to do a 4-5 week stint in a nuclear plant. Will try to get a few pictures from the road if I can. Driving the old Taurus(1991) from Portland, Oregon to Wadsworth ,Texas. A trip of about 2300 miles!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hassel Island, USVI

The island across the channel from Water Isand is Hassel. During WWII the island was used to store munitions. Both explosive and chemical were stored here. The munitions were supposedly removed after the war but there may still be undiscovered ordinance about so most of the island is not accessible to the public.

Click on the picture to enlarge and it is obvious how the jungle has taken over. The above picture reminds me of Vanuatu in the sense the Morning Glory vines had taken over the landscape there as well. The Army discovered how quickly Morning Glory covers, so they planted it near installations to provide cover from airplanes. Morning Glory quickly over powers the host plant and becomes dominant in the jungle. Another introduced pest!