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Sinulod 2014 Cebu City

Sinulog 2014 rain

Sinulog 2014 starts this weekend but I will be in LA and will miss the main event It has been raining steadily the past 3 days in Cebu City, Philippines but the preparations for Sinulog 2014 are in full swing. It is now over 2 months since Typhoon Yolanda caused widespread damage in Leyte and […]

Christmas Star Tacloban

Typhoon Yolanda

Typhoon Yolanda year 2013 Christmas Star Tacloban 2013 Tacloban Leyte sign Barangay 54 – pictures taken the day after Christmas 2013 …almost 2 months after the typhoon wow Tacloban Leyte Tacloban Leyte Tacloban Leyte Basey Samar Nueva Vista Leyte Palo Leyte Delores Leyte Marabut Samar Marabut and Basey Samar do nt get much media attention […]

emergency shelter set up among the downed coco trees

Yolanda Samar Leyte

After Yolanda – new leaves growing on a vine in Guiuan Samar 6 weeks after typhoon Widespread destruction in Tacloban above.  Christmas tree Dec 26 2013 below Typhoon  Yolanda also landed in Samar – the southern edge of Samar Island across from Tacloban Leyte took a temendous beating from the winds and storm surge. Guiuan, […]

Tacloban waterfront near the convention center

Yolanda typhoon Tacloban

Typhoon Yolanda Tacloban Pictures taken in Tacloban a 4 – 6 weeks after the Typhoon Haiyan. Ships pushed up by the storm surge. All buildings along the waterfront were washed away. Bodies are still being recovered during the ongoing clean up operations. wow Tacloban Candahug Palo Leyte – almost everything washed away by the storm […]

Concrete House part 9 typhoon

Concrete House part 9 typhoon

Typhoon Yolanda destroyed Nueva Vista Leyte with high winds as it passed from Tacloban Leyte to Ormoc City Leyte. picture – taken a week after the storm from the front porch of the yellow house   November 8 2013 the typhoon Haiyan slammed into the coastal city of Tacloban City, Leyte and passed over the […]

North Dakota Moose

North Dakota Moose

North Dakota Moose This young bull moose was romping around the Bakken oil fields one  morning last week  near the border with Saskatchewan Canada. I had been hoping to see one in the area because a  truck driver mentioned that he had seen 2 cow moose crossing the road recently the prior week. Luckily I […]

Samar River Crossings

Samar River Crossings

Northern Samar – Eastern Samar Small homestead on the riverbank near the seaport town of Gamay, Samar. There had been 5 days of rain bought on by a tropical depression so I was just waiting out the weather for a few days on the edge of the Pacific Ocean here in Eastern Samar. This is […]

Rattlesnake and Bison

Rattlesnake and Bison

Rattlesnake and Bison in Painted Canyon North Dakota I was trying t get a better picture of this bison or buffalo yesterday morning and heard a rattling sound in the tall grass. There was a rattlesnake curled up in the grass trying to soak up some sun and I was disturbing his peace. I decided […]

Kodiak Alaska

Kodiak Alaska

Kodiak Alaska pics from the early 1980′s Larsen Bay pier The crip at the dock in Kodiak. Near Island is behind him across the channel – now there is a bridge connecting the two. Fishing boats at the docks on cannery row. Kodiak harbor around 1982. The houses were all painted with bright colors -looked […]

East Timor 2006

East Timor 2006

Timor-Leste – East Timor 2006 – pictures of an amazing country and an amazing people I entered East Timor on May 4 , 2006. The capitol, Dili, seemed strangely quiet after my 12 hour bus ride from Kupang and the streets were deserted. The situation in the country was tense and there didn’t seem to […]