Cold War Horse Sculpture near the former Rocky Flats National Munitions Plant, Denver, Colorado

Cold War Horse, a sculpture of a horse in a hazmat suit, stands to remind us about the history of Rocky Flats, a former nuclear munitions plant that is now a wildlife refuge near Denver, Colorado. Unsafe practices and a shoddy cleanup effort is still affecting people, as well as efforts to build on the former site.

Sandhill Crane Nesting Pair and Chicks

Back in February in my post about the Indian supermarket I found in Tampa, I announced that I was reducing my posts on this blog from weekly to twice monthly. Well….that didn’t quite work out the way I thought. Instead of just giving me more time for both my blogs, which it did, it also caused a cascade of potential blogs posts to pile up. So, I announce today with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I am returning to my weekly posts here. Look for more improvements in the next few months as well. Yay! I hope you are happy about it, too! read more

Hillsborough River State Park in Florida

Located on Florida Highway 301 in Thonotosassa near Tampa, Hillsborough River State Park offers 2990 acres of hiking, kayaking, picnicking, canoeing, camping, swimming and more. Lots of Florida flora and fauna for a very reasonable price.