Road Trip

I took a lot of pictures out the car windows on our road trip from Oakland to Seattle this summer. Here are some of my favorites:  

As we neared home, the weather cooled down, and we could see the fog bank over the hills before we drove into it. 


Tulips

Here are the promised pictures from the tulip exposition in Sweden:

And some non-tulips, just because. I took these photos with my still-sort-of-new camera right after it rained, so the raindrops were still quavering on petal edges and straight stems. 

Cliffs of Moher

One the second day of our mini tour of Ireland, we decided to take a trip to the Cliffs of Moher. The weather wasn't ideal for taking photos, but it wasn't terrible either; while it wasn't a clear day, it wasn't raining (at first). Here are some of the best shots:

it got very windy towards the end of our walk around the cliffs

a man playing an accordion along the path we walked on 

picture in the window of the little tower at the top of the cliffs

a little bird enjoying the view

Sunset in Salthill, Ireland

I flew in from Dublin yesterday night at the conclusion of a four day tour of Ireland. On the last full day, we were staying in a b&b in Galway. From the b&b, it was only a ten minute walk down to the beach in Salthill, so we walked down to watch the sunset. Here are some of the best shots:

Fall in Edinburgh

This fall has been a lot milder than last fall in Edinburgh, with less rain and slightly more sun. I still wouldn't go so far as to say it's been warm, mind you, but it has been relatively mild, with the occasional (now getting much more frequent) cold, cold day. As I've been walking around Edinburgh, I've taken some pictures of what fall looks like here this year. Here are some of my favorites:

The sunrise out my window

A rainbow after heavy rain

A rainbow after heavy rain

A rainbow outside my window after a heavy rain

The view from Princes Street, with a red leafed tree in front

The view from Princes Street, with a red leafed tree in front

The Scotts Monument

The Scotts Monument

Orange and yellow leaves

Orange and yellow leaves

The leaves are all changing color

The leaves are all changing color

Arthur's seat on a sunny (ish) but cold and windy day

Arthur's seat on a sunny (ish) but cold and windy day

Fall leaves

Fall leaves

Our VW bus jack-o-lantern

Our VW bus jack-o-lantern

Roasted pumpkin seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds

My cozy bed, lit with little golden suns, is very welcoming after a cold day spent outside

My cozy bed, lit with little golden suns, is very welcoming after a cold day spent outside

The Forth Bridge yesterday

The Forth Bridge yesterday