Sunday, January 1, 2017

How Beautiful this world! Thoughts on a New Year

How beautiful this world?  My dear wife Brenda and I have had some great opportunities to see beautiful places in this old world.  Over these years we have seen:
  • Bermuda
  • Alaska
  • The American SW- grand Canyon, painted desert, petrified forest
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Coastal Rhode Island
  • Cumberland Island
  • Galveston Island
  • Lake Champlain in the Winter
  • Most of southern Sweden
  • Dog sledding in Kiruna, Sweden- N of artic Circle
  • Ostersund Sweden in fresh snow
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Trondheim, NO
  • Cancun, MX
  • The Okavango Delta
  • The great sand pans of central Botswana at sunset
  • Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Old Sturbridge Village, MA
  • The Beaches of the Gulf of Mexico northern coast
  • The mountains of New Hampshire
  • The volcanoes of Costa Rica
  • The launch of the Space Shuttle
  • The wildlife of Northern Botswana
  • Niagra Falls
  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • The penguins of coastal South Africa
  • Cape Point Park, RSA
  • The rural karoo of RSA
  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Forbidden Palace
  • Hakone Japan
  • Most of Australia
  • The tea plantations of Kekugawa
  • The city of Taipei, Taiwan
  • The North shore of Hawaii
  • Florence Italy, along with Rome, Venice, Cinque Terra, and Bologna
  • Bath, England
  • Islands off Newcastle England
  • Buckingham Palace
  • The Cotswolds
  • Windsor Palace

And, probably some other places I will think of later.  My point is that we have seen a LOT of this beautiful world.  As Brenda and I were discussing the ways G^d has Blessed us in our travels, she noted,

"How beautiful this world- How about that one to come?"

Now THAT is a good point!!


  1. Yes! I have some great photos and great memories of my short visit to Mongolia. I recommend it very highly. The people there are terrific as well. Blessings,