Beginning about 40,000 years ago early man was recording their memories in cave paintings. Much later, he began to write poems and prose. But only in the past 100 years has it become possible for us to record and interpret the world around us through photography.

My wish is that these photographs will speak to you of the world as I have seen and experienced it.

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Monday, August 10, 2015


THE DANUBE RIVER:  Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 1,189 miles, passing through or touching the border of Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Ukraine before emptying into the Black Sea.

After 6 days in Prague, Czech Republic,  we will travel the Danube River during August and September from Regensburg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary, visiting cities and villages along its route. After an overnight train trip from Budapest to Bucharest, Romania, we will spend 2 weeks in Romania on a birding trip in the Delta of the Danube. The Delta is the largest wetlands in Europe and have a great bio diversity, especially of birds. The last 4 days of our visit to Romania we will visit the medieval Saxon villages on the north side of the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania.  These Saxon villages were settled during the mid 1200's and still retain medieval ambience. Some 350 of the villages still have stone fortified churches is use from the dates of their construction in the 1200's.

Above photo of a Saxon Village in Transylvania is courtesy of Romania Travel

After we complete the above trip I will post photos and comments on this blog of the villages and people along the Danube River.

Sunday, August 2, 2015



The end of June and the first week of July, 2015, was a great month for our trip to the Wabakimi Wilderness in northern Ontario. With a group of 8 people and four canoes, after driving 500 miles north from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and then taking Via Rail Canada into the center of the wilderness, we spent a week canoeing in a arch north, west and then south through the preserve.  On the last day we were picked up by floatplane and returned to Armstrong Station, our starting point on Via Rail.

The trip was a change from our lives in the urban grid in Austin, Texas, and gave us a chance to once more experience life in a wilderness that has been little changed by man. We enjoyed star filled skies, unnamed lakes & streams, trees and spongy moss 6 inches deep, and moose and timber caribou. Wabakimi is one of the few true wildernesses remaining in North America.

Glen & Tracy Novinger-on an un-named river in Wabakimi

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