Author Archives: bilyreid

COLUMBUS DAY

Happy Columbus Day! COLUMBUS MONUMENT, PORT VELL, BARCELONA Monument erected at the foot of La Rambla to commemorate Columbus’s meeting with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in Barcelona after his journey to the Americas.

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ALASKA CORMORANTS

 The following images were taken on a tour boat out of Seward, Alaska. PELAGIC CORMORANT The Pelagic Cormorant is a small, slender cormorant of the Pacific Coast. Although it is exclusively marine in habits, its name is misleading, since it … Continue reading

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SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO

Hurricane Maria has hit San Juan, Puerto Rico. Power may be out in some sectors for months.  Below are some images from my visit last November. ARRIVAL IN SAN JUAN APPROACH OF A STORM SAN JUAN FORT AS SEEN FROM … Continue reading

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HEMARIS THYSBE

Hemaris thysbe, commonly known as the hummingbird clearwing, is a  moth of the hawkmoth family. Coloration varies between individuals, but typically the moth is olive green and burgundy on its back, and white or yellow and burgundy on the underside. Its wings … Continue reading

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MEMORIES OF ST. MAARTEN

“I CAME FROM THE NORTH ESCAPING CONVENTION THE MODERN INVENTION THAT WON’T LET ME BE  TO THE SHORES OF ST. MAARTEN WITH MY FICTION ADDICTION TO RESTART THE FIRE A DREAMER’S REMEDY”                  … Continue reading

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ALASKA SEA MAMMALS

SEA OTTER SEA OTTERS HARBOUR SEAL   HARBOUR SEALS

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TEARS FOR BARCA

Less than a year after my memorable and very pleasant visit to Barcelona, the city has been hit by a terrorist attack. BARCELONA BEACH BARCELONA PANORAMA LOS RAMBLAS MARKET Market just steps from the famous Los Ramblas. LOS RAMBLAS  Site … Continue reading

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KENAI PENINSULA

The Kenai Peninsula is a large peninsula jutting from the coast of Southcentral Alaska. It is separated from the mainland on the west by  Cook Inlet and the east by Prince William Sound. The Kenai Peninsula has many glaciers in its eastern and southern areas. … Continue reading

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POINT ABINO LIGHTHOUSE PHOTO EXHIBITION

 One of my panels has been selected by the Fort Erie Museum and Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee for inclusion in their photo exhibit to be held in the atrium of the Town Hall from 11-13 August . The exhibit celebrates … Continue reading

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BARROW, ALASKA

At 330 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Barrow is America’s most northern community with a resident population of 4,700. The locals call it “Top of the World”. The community was officially renamed to Ukpaigvik (Inupiat for “the place to hunt snowy … Continue reading

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