Monday, June 8, 2015


When my sister and I were little, my mom used to tell us a story about her large (I might add beautiful) mouth.  She kept us captivated as she told us she was born without a mouth.  When my grandmother consulted the doctor, he told her to "cut from here-to-here" as he pointed to my mom's tiny face.  Grandma thought he said  "cut from ear to ear".

As I read the following e-mail message, I could feel myself grinning from ear-to-ear, reminding me of my mom's story.


I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your blog.  I signed myself up to receive it by email and read it top to bottom every posting (we used to say "cover to cover").  Your pictures are amazing, and I hope you and Ed are assembling some kind of permanent resting place for them. 

Most important to me was your deliberate focus on our footprint on the earth.  No place was visited without your full knowledge of its  geological and biological history.  And you write so well. . .and pull perfect quotes out of your hat! 

Best to all of you, 


Thank you Kathie!   You have put a grin on my face that I simply cannot wipe off.


"I can live for two months on a good compliment."

- Mark Twain


  1. I couldn't agree more with Kathy, and I apologize for not expressing my own gratitude for your postings and gorgeous photos .... Love, Diane