Along the Ray

Along the Ray

An alien from a different plane wandering the universe in a tiny camper



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More Texas beauty February 13, 2024
My matcha tea seems to be laughing at me… February 11, 2024
May your new year be adventurous and fulfilling, fellow souls! December 31, 2023
Hairy cacti dancing in the sunset December 28, 2023
Colors of Kofa December 27, 2023
Scenes from a desert stroll December 26, 2023
Desert camp life December 25, 2023
Seasons greetings to all from my “fireplace” ; ) December 25, 2023
Good morning from the Florida Mountains in New Mexico December 21, 2023
Very grateful for a wood burning stove in camper on a cold, wet and windy night. December 20, 2023
View from atop Davis Mountain in Texas December 16, 2023
Here lies a discarded alien exoskeleton that surfaced from the sea while we slept. December 10, 2023
Is there such a thing as a haunted bird house? December 10, 2023
Fall foliage at Lake Jeff Davis December 4, 2023
9-3 Island camping, insectious moments, shy Mother Nature, chai coffee October 15, 2023
Journaling time on Paynes lake in Alabama September 27, 2023
View from this evening’s campfire September 17, 2023
Tugboats and barges aplenty on Cumberland river in Kentucky. They run all day and night. September 13, 2023
View from overlook bluff on Land Between Lakes near camp I visit to imbibe sunsets September 9, 2023
Love walking abandoned trails (cept fer chiggers n ticks). This one at Tailwater near Scottsville Kentucky September 7, 2023
Garner falls on Garner Branch off Cumberland lake:river. Monticello, Kentucky has so many falls it’s wild. August 15, 2023
Waterfall at Mill Spring near Monticello, Kentucky. Civil war battleground nearby. August 13, 2023
The Carney Fork river in Tennessee is usually misty in summers so it makes for a surreal kayak. August 8, 2023
Silhouette over Percy Priest lake near Nashville, Tennessee. August 6, 2023
More Carney Fork river serenity in Tennessee August 5, 2023
‘‘twas a misty sunset on the Center Hill dam over Caney Fork river August 4, 2023
Late afternoon on the Ochee river in Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee. August 2, 2023
I love going up these little creeks where time is forgotten… Harris creek on Carters lake in Georgia. July 27, 2023
Came across an abandoned 1850s cemetery above Upper Stamp campground. Quite the lonely place. July 27, 2023
Serenity on Carters Lake near Eliijay Georgia July 25, 2023
Bought some garden netting and draped it over the awning. Presto — instant screened porch. Begone skeeters! July 24, 2023
View down Upper Stamp creek in Allatoona wildlife management area in north Georgia July 23, 2023
Kayaked up a creek saw a hidden trail and it led to this secluded beauty! July 22, 2023
View from my “porch” at Whitetail campground near LaGrange GA June 8, 2023
View from this evening’s sunset on Flint river in Georgia June 4, 2023
Seen on the Flint river in Georgia June 2, 2023
View from this evenings sunflower-set near Bainbridge, Georgia June 1, 2023
High Springs Art mural festival. A great idea, they’re all over town. March 24, 2023
Wandering off the beaten trail often yields juxtapositions of beauty like this at Gunter Hill near Montgomery, Alabama March 23, 2023
Good ole Santa Fe river. She’s spring fed and refreshingly chilly even in summer. Can’t wait to jump in tomorrow! March 23, 2023
This fella’s gotta be stoked at the abundant grass and flowers around March 22, 2023
Oh yer just tempting the daredevil in me… March 21, 2023
Dinner time! A quick and easy sausage meal to replenish after a rigorous hilly hike (and a sore back). Veggies lightly seasoned with coconut oil & Spike. March 20, 2023
I’ve been playing hide ‘n seek with the sun on Hart Lake in Alabama March 20, 2023
Bridge of Flowers at Lefluer’s Bluff in Jackson, Mississippi. March 19, 2023
Aftermath of an angry Pearl River in Mississippi — twisted railroad tracks and torn barbed wire. March 18, 2023
Don’t see trails like these often down in Florida ; ) This in Homochitto National Forest. March 16, 2023
It’s always a delight to come upon streams and creeks on hikes in the forest. A reminder of a living, breathing ecosystem. March 15, 2023
Spring fed creek meandering through Homochitto National Forest March 15, 2023
And more… and more. March 13, 2023
Ahh I found the source of my sneezing. Pink azaleas bloomin’ around these parts. March 13, 2023
Jacksonville Texas represents March 9, 2023
Nice surprise on trail at Nichols Green park in Jacksonville, Texas March 9, 2023
Accidental motion blur of Elm creek reservoir. Looks pretty ethereal. March 6, 2023
View from the lake. It’s so nice here decided to relax and stay another night. March 6, 2023
This time with sunset colors March 5, 2023
Watering hole at Las Cienegas Natural Conservation Area March 1, 2023
More Arizona fire in the sky at Las Cienegas February 28, 2023
View from other side of camper at Las Cienegas. What a wild and woolly place. Feels like a national park w:no people. February 28, 2023
View from last nights sunset at Las Cienegas Natural Conservation Area in Arizona February 28, 2023
The bloom is coming… Barrel cacti in Arizona Sonoran desert near Phoenix. February 26, 2023
I’m hiding. You can’t see me right? ; ) February 26, 2023
Duck in the desert, anyone? On Saddle Mountain, Arizona. February 25, 2023
The sky out here looks like crumpled blue paper… February 24, 2023
Had a little excitement when BLM rangers landed near me to refuel from a truck. They’re counting Golden Eagles from their nests. Very cool. February 24, 2023
Arizona desert trails February 20, 2023
After a cold and windy day I get some desert love in the Sonoran desert of Arizona February 15, 2023
Deserts are way more colorful than expected! February 14, 2023
Nighty night in the desert February 11, 2023
What lives within? Might you be a snake, desert lizard or huge insect? February 10, 2023
Camping in the Sonoran desert. That’s me on the right next to a fellow nomad I met along the way. February 10, 2023
Shades of desert mountains. Taken w:Fiji camera. Photos seem to have more soul than iPhone snaps. February 6, 2023
Last bask in the sunset February 4, 2023
Don’t you love those desert skies? February 4, 2023
Remnants of sunlight on the Parker strip near Parker, Arizona. February 2, 2023
View from this evening’s meditation hike in the Sonoran desert of Arizona February 1, 2023
View from this evening’s Arizona desert sunset January 31, 2023
From my sketchbook of travels - Fireplace love January 31, 2023
Looks like a huge spider attacking a mountain doesn’t it? From Bill Williams Wildlife Refuge. January 29, 2023
More desert love on Colorado river near Parker Arizona January 28, 2023
Desert life in Arizona January 27, 2023
Life in the desert. This tiny plant is no larger than half an American dime. January 26, 2023
A fun day off-roading with a camping buddy leading the way in the Sonoran desert Arizona January 25, 2023
What’s left of the Colorado river as it streams through Bill Williams Wildlife Refuge near Parker Arizona January 21, 2023
Afternoon view out of porthole on camper door near Lake Havasu City Arizona January 19, 2023
One of life’s pleasures is a wood burning stove in the camper on cold nights. Mmm toasty. Marshmallows? January 16, 2023
Noisy yea but interesting contrast with desert plants and mountain beyond. The sky is a living planetarium out here January 13, 2023
The land of a thousand suns - Kofa Wildlife Refuge Arizona January 12, 2023
Camping with the Cholla in Kofa Wildlife Refuge Arizona January 11, 2023
Silhouettes of an Arizona desert January 10, 2023
Someone (bored?) went to the trouble of creating a labyrinth in the desert. You can see offerings in the center. January 8, 2023
Moonlit shadow of a self portrait. Maybe I was a monk in another life? January 7, 2023
Moonlit sky over the Kofa mountains in Arizona January 5, 2023
Desert fur baby (Teddy Bear Cholla) in Kofa Wildlife Refuge Arizona January 4, 2023
Nature spot painting the Kofa mountains with her sunset colors January 3, 2023
Old stone cabin near Kofa Wildlife Refuge. Note the fireplace in back corner. January 2, 2023
Horse Tanks in Kofa National Wildlife Refuge Arizona - little fish spotted within January 1, 2023
Arizona Fire in the sky at Kofa Wildlife Refuge. Happy New Year! December 31, 2022
Laundry day in the wild December 28, 2022
Cradling a tiny desert moon near Lake Havasu City Arizona December 25, 2022
London Bridge in Lake Havasu City. Yes it came from London! December 25, 2022
View from this evenings meditation on Standard Wash near Lake Havasu City Arizona December 22, 2022
View from this evenings sunset near Lake Havasu City December 20, 2022
Fringes of Lake Alamo in Arizona December 17, 2022
Wild burro trail. They roam freely here near Alamo Lake (and freely leave poop too). December 16, 2022
Road to a waning sunset on Tuscon Mountain - Grants Pass December 14, 2022
Snowstorm on Texas Canyon Arizona. Forgot how beautiful they can be. December 12, 2022
The Continental Divide trail passes through Gila - it goes all the way to Canada December 10, 2022
Marfa Lights Viewing area building. Really nice but did not see any lights yet! December 4, 2022
This guy got me back on the road - replaced sheered bolts and was able to mount spare yay. December 2, 2022
How I keep my tea (or coffee) warm while reading - using top from tea kettle. December 1, 2022
Cacti on a fence and a water tower in Falcon Heights Texas November 30, 2022
Sometimes it seems like I’m in Africa - Falcon Heights Texas November 30, 2022
Camping amongst wind turbines at Falcon County Park in Falcon Heights Texas November 28, 2022
Mexican style cemetery near Roma Texas November 27, 2022
I look funny November 27, 2022
A boat ramp to nowhere... The drought here has been long. November 26, 2022
I guess I’m getting close to Mexico when I see these signs scattered about November 26, 2022
Over the Rio Grande in Falcon State Park Texas November 26, 2022
View from last night on Lake Corpus Christi November 25, 2022
Shining light on the horizon November 24, 2022
Leafcutter ant at work November 24, 2022
A Misty Thanksgiving to all November 24, 2022
Suspended rain November 24, 2022
Nighttime light luring in fish on Lake Corpus Christi Texas November 23, 2022
Thought of wading in for a quickie. Changed my mind when I saw all these jellyfish waiting for me November 22, 2022
Not quite sure what this is or what it’s doing stranded on a beach… November 22, 2022
This view from Kopprl Texas looks more like something I’d see in Oregon… Texas still surprises me. November 21, 2022
Reflections of a bridge and pole in Aransas Texas November 21, 2022
A tugboat high and dry in Port Aransas Texas November 20, 2022
Did someone forget their bike? It is still waiting for you November 20, 2022
Memories of a moon over Lake Whitney Texas November 19, 2022
Twas another gloomy weather kinda day here so here is a recent soothing sunset from beach in Sargent Texas November 17, 2022
Cylindropuntia leptocaulis in Falcon State Park acting as if Christmas is near November 17, 2022
This lonely tree at the dead end clearly doesn’t want to be forgotten in Pleasanton Texas November 15, 2022
Flowerful pothole with a waterfront view November 13, 2022
Ghosts in the mist? Am the only one camped here at historic Goliad State Park in Texas November 13, 2022
Am a sucker for places with lost souls. Seen on the way out of Sargent Texas November 13, 2022
Another beautiful Texas sunset on beach of Sargent November 12, 2022
Picnic Stonehenge at night in Sargent Texas November 12, 2022
Pier to nowhere as locals call it at Sargent Boat Ramp in Texas. Free beach camping here November 12, 2022
Stairway to heaven? Stubblefield Lake in Sam Houston National Forest November 11, 2022
Sunset beach walk on Limestone Lake in Texas. Very clean, safe to barefoot it November 9, 2022
One last sunset over Lake Whitney before hitting the road tomorrow November 8, 2022
What beautiful transcluent wings you have. Anyone know the name of this one? November 8, 2022
Twas a beautifully overcast day over Lake Whitney November 7, 2022
One of those lazy, foggy days November 7, 2022
Barren sunset on Lake Whitney Texas November 6, 2022
A moment of creative whimsy November 6, 2022
Remnants of an anchor on Lake Whitney Texas November 6, 2022
View from todays campsite on Lake Whitney Texas November 5, 2022
Moonlight on the beach at Lake Whitney November 4, 2022
Hung out last night at my new neighbor, Tom. He has a cozy camping setup with wood burning stove. Great guy from Michigan now full timing. November 4, 2022
Dam Lake Whitney November 3, 2022
Can you see the deer trail? November 2, 2022
Driftwooding into the sky at Lake Whitney Texas November 1, 2022
Sunset on Lake Whitney near Whitney Texas October 31, 2022
Interior of Hillsboro Public library in Hillsboro Texas. Was an old post office. Beautiful high renaissance architecture and unusual for small town libraries. October 28, 2022
Might be hard to believe is an overgrown paved road from long ago. It is now a butterfly superhighway. Love how nature repurposes bygones. October 27, 2022
Made a new friend today at camp October 27, 2022
Bridge over Brazos River near Kopperl Texas. Am camped by remnants of town from over 100 years ago October 26, 2022
Lone tree in the Lone Star state October 23, 2022
A typical sight in rural Texas (other than oil derricks) October 22, 2022
A Texas sunset in the woods October 21, 2022
Morning coffee walk on the Lake to Lake trail. It runs 28 miles from Toledo Bend to Sam Rayburn reservoirs. I only walked as long as my coffee lasted ; ) October 15, 2022
Camping time is also tea time to wind down from a long day on the road. October 14, 2022
Abandoned farm storage building - Barn owls and vultures like to hang out here September 4, 2022
A different perspective… August 29, 2022
View from today’s hike on an abandoned trail near Lake Alto-Waldo-Fl August 24, 2022
View from the trail at Devil's Tower in Wyoming August 14, 2022
Golden beauties in the Joshua Tree desert August 7, 2022
LIVE - Magical oasis in middle of hike on Prairie Creek near Micanopy August 3, 2022
Slow long drive down washboarded road in the desert (2017) August 3, 2022
View of Lake Mohave from Telephone cove (2017) August 1, 2022
View out camper door of the Salton Sea (2017) August 1, 2022
View from today’s hike - not every day I see a trail of grass in the woods! July 30, 2022
View from campsite at Valley of Fires in New Mexico (2017) July 29, 2022
Getitng darker earlier - am enjoying a hot tea under a glowing tree July 27, 2022
Walk into beauty - Freeport Maine July 25, 2022
Misty evening on Lake Talquin near Tallahssee-Fl July 24, 2022
Found this strangely compelling and contrasty - from cleaning out camper July 23, 2022
Finally some clear skies and a beautiful sunset July 21, 2022
Coffee under the lights in Newberry-Fl July 20, 2022
Scars of Bear Canyon February 27, 2022
No gas, no groceries February 17, 2022
Sunset on an old year January 1, 2022
Alley Spring mill in the Ozarks April 19, 2021
Kayak view from Bonner's Ferry April 12, 2021
Tiny camping amongst giants April 6, 2021
Sun sentinel at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas April 2, 2021
Sunset near Ventura Beach February 25, 2021
View from this evening’s meditation November 21, 2019
San Felasco sunset September 30, 2019
View from this afternoon’s meditation September 27, 2019
Cauldron on Oregon coast September 22, 2019
Spotted during a break from the road September 16, 2019
Misty journey through Oregon/Washington border September 16, 2019
Fog in Idaho mountainside September 15, 2019
Another Montana stunner September 14, 2019
Rainbow over a beautiful Montana September 13, 2019
View from today's meditation before hurricane Dorian September 4, 2019
Facing an angry El Morro September 1, 2019
View of Snake River, Oregon August 29, 2019
White light of Kundalini dream August 28, 2019
More magic on Campobello Island August 27, 2019
Relics of a past on Campobello Island August 26, 2019
Angels in the trees? August 24, 2019
Storms of the past August 20, 2019
Touching the sun August 19, 2019
View off coast of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia August 17, 2019
Tranquil view of Sarasota Bay August 16, 2019
View off coast of Manzanita, Oregon August 14, 2019
"You're too solitary" August 13, 2019
Surreal Santa Rosa sunset August 12, 2019
Oregon magic August 11, 2019
Dancing with Indian spirits August 2, 2019
Kansas sunset and the back story August 1, 2019
Bee on a sunflower February 17, 2018
Walk in the swamp February 2, 2018
Haunting sunset view from Joshua Tree January 31, 2018
Vermont countryside January 29, 2018
Amphibious airplane in Canada January 28, 2018
From the travel notebook January 28, 2018
Mister Rogers neighborhood? January 27, 2018
View from Columbia river January 25, 2018
Moon camping on the Shire January 24, 2018
'twas an angry night in Wheeler, Oregon January 23, 2018
View from Mohawk canal in Arizona January 20, 2018
Dispersed campsite in Ehrenburg, Arizona January 20, 2018
Visions of Meat Cove, Nova Scotia January 12, 2018
Waterfall at Rickett's Glenn January 11, 2018
The beloved November 21, 2017
Stumbling upon Sitting Bull November 18, 2017
Beautiful embrace November 17, 2017
Extraordinary souls on the road November 11, 2017
Meditation is not always stillness July 21, 2017
Soul flying June 19, 2017
Backyard Sunset March 15, 2014
The best part of love? March 5, 2014
Quiet stillness March 2, 2014
Tuscawilla Oak March 2, 2014
Life and death and a squirrel March 4, 2013
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