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Feather-shaped cloud (The Dalles, OR, USA; May Day 2008)

Man feeding pidgeons (Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico; January 24, 2009)

Hot soup for breakfast (Santa Lucia, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands; April 21, 2006)

Breakfast in the grass (near Lísek, Czech Republic; May 3, 2006)

Duck couple (Braunschweig, northern Germany; May 14, 2006)

The world-famous pioneer sailor Tomasz Lewandowski shortly after his thirteen-month solo voyage, the sixth solo circumnavigation of the planet against the wind in history and the first by a Pole (open sea off Bahia de Todos Santos, Baja California Norte, Mexico; October 19, 2008)

All empires tumble and nothing lasts forever: a proud flashback reminiscent of the long-gone days (between the world wars) when Czechoslovak Republic was not only among the wealthiest countries per capita in the world but especially one of half a dozen technologically most advanced ones, particularly in automotive and aircraft industries.  (The Commies then chased many of the best brains out and as a result, e.g., about 10 per cent of engineers collaborating on the construction of the first US space shuttle were Czech, not unlike the ex-German engineers who pretty much created the US space program in the first place.)  The sexy and superb 1963-9 Aero L-29 Delfín was designed and configured as a trainer plane for the Soviet Block, but some countries, especially Third World ones would mount machine guns on this beautiful two-seat jet and deploy it in combat even decades after the assembly line in Vodochody had been dismantled.  Sadly, the factory itself fell into US hands shortly after 2000.  (Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, OR, USA; August 9, 2008)

Ain't she sweet!  Smiling faintly after a triple Scotch and weary in his heart, Phil Marlowe might come stumbling back to his bus any minute now: Chrysler Plymouth -- year to be ferreted out later.  (In front of the excellent Senor Salud restaurant [vegetarian, no steak for Phil here], Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico;
February 13, 2009)

Ensenada morning (yet another view from the fifth floor or Hotel Corral y Marina, Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico; February 18, 2009)

Karla Aguilar, a great pro photographer of portraits, landscape, and pretty much anything both visible and invisible; a sister of synchronicity (Baja California Norte, Mexico; February 18, 2009)

Periodically, I look up and learn and then promptly forget the names of this amazing plant, which is more common than grass in many coast regions of -- as far as I've been -- North and Central America (Oregon to Baja California) and southern Europe (Portugal to Croatia).  (A Rotary Club bird sanctuary Estero de Punta Banda near Ensenada, Baja California Norte; morning, November 29, 2008)


My morning view from bed -- the ocean different every day, every moment (Blue Tile House, Marazul, Baja California Norte; 722AM, December 13, 2008)

After I woke up

One of the access lanes to the meadow where I often live  (Few hundred meters north of Lísek; 511PM, November 8, 2009)

Sky above the Meadow
  (Lísek; 607PM, November 8, 2009)

Girl walking  (Bahnhof Strasse and Asylstrasse, Vohenstrauss, Bavaria; 1146AM, November 12, 2009)

Sun coloring the leaves
  (Bahnhof Strasse and Asylstrasse, Vohenstrauss, Bavaria; 1146AM, November 12, 2009)

Winter cereals, recently planted, not quite dormant yet, begin to peek out and grow on a field with the hill Drahoušek (Darling) in the backdrop  (Looking south, about a kilometer north of Lísek; 344PM, November 1, 2009)