Such a great theme!
Thank you Marianne for allowing me to look at pictures going back to 1969 and remember delightful times traveling. Joanne, I love your banner photograph of the lovely little cemetery, congrats!
This picture was taken at midnight, 21 June, 1969, St. Peterburg (then Leningrad). The sun doesn't go down but dips low enough that it is like very late afternoon. Just as the sun does not set for days in the summer, it does not rise for days in the winter. Tzar Peter needed a way to light up his warm-water port so he built these columns. This little picture started as a slide which was made into a print and then digitalized. You can see I have always been interested in light and water.
High on a hilltop above Lake Superior is this old river bed and a stone-lined hollow known as a pukaskwa. Over a thousand years old, it was used by the Ojibwa people to meditate. This one is relatively shallow but I used to hike up to it whenever we were in Canada.
Robert Heinlein, the science fiction writer, wrote a book called "The Door Into Summer". When Tom and I leave the cold of Michigan for Florida, I feel we have found that door.