Posts Tagged ‘Patagonia’

When Mother Nature Decides to Defrost Her Ice Box …

It’s not very often one turns 80. So we decided when it was my turn we’d have a family celebration – a dozen strong – in Calgary and the Canadian Rockies, including Athabasca Glacier. Joanie and I hadn’t been to the Canadian Rockies since 1983, when, in our “younger days,” we weren’t beyond trekking on […]


What Happens When the Well Runs Dry?

It’s so easy for us in the United States to get a glass of water. It’s free at restaurants. At home or in the park, we simply turn on the spigot, and refresh ourselves. But most of our Gaia neighbors don’t have it so easy. The single biggest cause of premature death on our globe […]


"Leave Only Footprints" – an Old Adage revisited!

There’s an old adage, cautiously followed by nature photographers and environmentalists worldwide. It’s “Take only pictures, leave only footprints.” As wise as that admonition is in environmentally sensitive areas, it has its limitations. Let’s consider the Pampas of Argentina as an example. Today, the Pampas are considered one of the most environmentally endangered habitats on […]


Plato was Right!

Plato once said that the “aim of all education is to teach us to love beauty.” Travel can be a vital part of that education. When we explore the amazing mystery of our planet, we become connected, in harmony – and we learn to love its beauty. Through our photographs we can capture a few […]


Holding its Own?

The world’s third largest reservoir of fresh water is in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, located in the Andes, shared with Argentina and Chile. Like the glaciers in the Himalayas and throughout the rest of the world, the Patagonian Ice Field glaciers are also retreating, raising serious concerns about future fresh-water availability in that part […]