It's Time for Me to Go

Photo Courtesy of Mr. Craw Photography

Yes Infidels, the American Southwest is an amazing place. But after a week, it's time for me to go back to Florida. This is a shot at Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona. As you can see, the drop here is pretty big, say 1000 feet...anything for a photo.

Greetings from Bryce Canyon National Park

Southern Utah and Northwest Arizona are the most incredible places in the world. Here's the amphitheater at dusk at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Greetings from God's Country

Greetings infidels. I'm writing you from somewhere in God's Country . . . The American Southwest from chilly Springdale, Utah at the doorway to Zion National Park and the other treasures we have here in the United States. This is only a taste to the treasures out here. Hope to post more images in the next few days. Until next time, signing off from Utah.


Thank God It's Friday

I need some sleep. I'll go join Hootie and the Owls and maybe hang in the desert. Hasta la vista infidels.

Crappie On My Beak

Anhinga, Everglades National Park with a Crappie on its Beak


Can You Believe It's Been More than a Bloody Year Already?

Yes Infidels, been so busy didn't realize it's been over a year since I started this thing. It's been tough to keep up, but hey, it's still going. Now back to work.

It Ain't Easy Being Green

Another exotic which continues to invade and destroy our ecosystem cause morons let them loose. They do look cool though. Have a great weekend infidels.


This Weather is for the Ducks

This is what it looks like outside my window in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. I'm in the tall building on the far left 16th floor. This is great weather for those with webbed feet only. So I will offer you a ring necked duck (drake). Later infidels.

Image © 2007 by Michael A. Pancier


Sometimes You Just Want to Scream

Nuff Said!

Happy Feet

I know there's a few of you infidels with a foot fetish
and who can resist these babies!

Definately much better than these down below, huh?

Another demented post brought to you by The Blamange from the Planet Skyron in the Andromeda Galaxy.


Thoughts on the "the Fair"

Image © 2007 by Michael A. Pancier
As far back as I can remember, especially being a native born Miamian, spring time meant going to the Dade County Youth Fair (as it was known then). Now, it’s just “the Fair.”

Apparently, this has been an event in South Florida for over 50 years or so, but much as changed at least in my lifetime, especially in the last 5 years.

While as a kid, we always looked forward to the rides, as does my kid now, we always enjoyed as much the old time country fair feel that came along with the agriculture and animal exhibits. In the last 5-10 years, the agriculture and animal exhibits have shrunk more and more to where now, it’s but a mere shadow of its former self. In fact, all of the agriculture and animal exhibits are now in one exhibit building, rather than the several it used to occupy. In my adult years, while my going on the rides has since become minimal (mainly to accompany my son now), I always looked forward after schlepping for hours in the hot son to those icy fruit shakes in the agriculture section of the fair exhibits. Of course, I always ordered the Mamay shakes. They used the fresh stuff (not the frozen). And man they were good (though not even close to Robert’s).

Now that is all gone. The “Fair” is nothing but the rides, the school exhibits (that hasn’t changed for now. Heck, I’ll never forget my art teacher in elementary school would always submit my work to the exhibits at the fair. Frankly, I had and have no talent for drawing/painting, but she somehow liked my work. I still feel it was because she spotted me with my folks at a weekday evening concert of her fellow countryman, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. In any event, if you have kids or you’re a kid at heart, you should go if only to see the parade of chusmeria which seems to have taken over the Fair. I’d have loved to have my tele lens there to do some street, and I do mean “street” photography. But, I know better.

Damn I've Been Swamped - More Images of Everglades City

Been swamped and then when I tried to post, this stupid blogger lost everything. So to make up for last week's lack of posts, I offer you images of Everglades City and Chokoloskee, Florida
Smallwood's General Store (Listed on Nat. Reg. Historic Landmarks)

Everglades City - View from the Flats Boat
Smallwood's General Store (interior)
For more information on Smallwood's General Store and its place in Florida history, check out this link here.