Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shadows

_MG_3643Cee’s challenge this week is shadows and Kongo loves taking portraits of people standing in shadows with a nice side light.  Above Thom, a cowboy model in New Mexico, poses in the doorway of an old movie set at Eaves Ranch near Santa Fe.  Read on for more shadows. Continue reading

Night Heron


While waiting for his allotted time to visit the Butterfly Jungle at San Diego’s Safari Park Saturday, Kongo spent a bit of time with a very outgoing Black Crowned Night Heron who was very comfortable in the daylight.

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From Mudbank to Paradise

Untitled_Panorama1 San Diego’s Shelter Island has an interesting history.  Early nautical charts from the last century designated this area as a mud bank. During World War II there was a lot of dredging in San Diego Bay to accommodate all the navy traffic and this is where they dumped all the spoil. By the 1960s it was being touted as a “man-made wonderland of sub-tropical splendor.”  Continue reading

Butterfly Jungle


Kongo got up close and personal with more than 10,000 butterflies at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park when he visited the Butterfly Jungle yesterday.  They flit, flutter, float, flop, and fly about landing on everything including Kongo’s camera, his backpack, and even on his head!  Above a Postman butterfly rests before looking for more nectar. Continue reading

Reflections on 500 Blog Posts


A few days ago Kongo posted his 500th blog. It reminds me of that theoretical statistical scenario about how an infinite number of monkeys with an infinite number of typewriters will eventually reproduce the complete works of Shakespeare. As I look back over this effort that began in November 2011 there are several things I’ve learned and since this is MY blog, I think I’ll share them and would like to hear from others about what they’ve learned on their blogging journey. Continue reading