I am still working on my blog about Peg’s dad and his experience as a Hump pilot in World War II. In fact, Peggy’s brother, John Dallen Jr., is now helping. I’ve been learning a lot. For example, yesterday, I discovered the approximate location where the plane John Sr. was flying crashed in the Indian jungle. I find the new information fascinating, but the research is slowing down the post.
In the meantime, I decided to put up another interim post or two. Today is calendar day. Each year, Peggy and I create a calendar for our families using photos we have taken during the year. Family birthdays and anniversaries are included. This year we are mailing out 28 calendars, which include 80 birthdays and anniversaries. It’s quite the production.
Since the photos we use on the calendar reflect this past year’s adventures and are among some of our favorites, I thought they would be fun to share on the blog. If you are a regular follower of Wandering through Time and Place, I am sure you will recognize several of them. All photos were taken by either Peggy or me. Enjoy.
46 thoughts on “Wandering the Far West in 2014… Interim 2”
What fantastic photos. They’re surely as good as anything I’ve seen in commercial offerings.It does make me want to sing along with Janis: “Oh, Lord, won’t you buy me a telephoto lens?” 🙂
Peggy is sharing my laugh over Janis. Thanks Linda. –Curt
OMG! These are fantastic shots for a calendar or for framing. I love all of these places you’ve been. My Bucket List is ever-expanding. Have been to a few, but you’ve really seen more west of the Mississippi than we have! Thanks for sharing1
The fun thing about traveling: the bucket list can always be added to. 🙂 –Curt
Great idea! And it was fun seeing your photos again.
Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂
For a moment I though of tofu but repented almost immediately. What an offering this time again. What a great journey you have taken us Curt. Thank you. Sydney is in the middle of a siege and it took us hours to get out this morning.
Read about the siege, and thought about you and the other folks from Australia who follow my blog. My thoughts are with you. And thanks for the kind words. Tofu, huh? 🙂 –Curt
every one is stunning and looking forward to reading the new series~
Thanks, and it is being written. 🙂
A stunning record of a year well travelled.
Thanks AC. You could do the same thing. In fact you could make a fabulous animal calendar and sell them. Or at least use them for marketing. 🙂 –Curt
Thanks Curt! Each year we say we will produce one to raise funds for our favourite charities but we never get things sorted in time 😦 we hope to do better next year…
🙂 Once you started, I doubt you would ever stop.
Lucky the ones who got your calendar! Seriously, did you consider making more and selling them? Your photos are simply gorgeous. Of course for the readers of your blog we can retrace your trips and expeditions from the whole year, which is cool. So even if we don’t get the calendar, we have a lovely preview. Thank you.
And thank you Evelyne. No, the calendars are just for enjoyment… even though they are something of a production. 🙂 This was the first year I decided to put the calendar photos up on my blog. But you gave me an idea. I could put in the blog site that related to the calendar page. Thanks. 🙂 –Curt
Although I’m anxious to read John Sr’s story, you chose some outstanding photos for us during the interim. Just don’t rush the research, one piece of information usually leads to another and so on…..
I’ve been finding that GP. Between my original sources and the Internet, it goes on and on. But I do love research. And the effort has inspired me to learn much more about the Hump. –Curt
These photos are breathtaking. Just beautiful.
Thanks. 🙂 -Curt
Fun. Well done calendar. Btw, I see a face in top right structure of your calendar cover. A combination of a giraffe and ostrich. See?
Darn, I missed it Bruce. Will go back and check. 🙂 –Curt
It’s plain as day. You will see. Squint if necessary.
Good eyes, Bruce. 🙂
I recognised July and September. 🙂
Gorgeous photos for your family calendar.
Except for the Sedona photos, I suspect they all made it onto my blogs at some time this past year. 🙂 Returned the proof corrections on Friday. They did a fabulous job on the cover. Now I’ll see how fast the turn-around time is. 🙂 –Curt
Love it, the waterfall esp. They’ll love the calendar.
Thanks, D. And yes, the calendars are always well received. I use Apple’s program, which produces a beautiful, professional calendar. –Curt
Thanks. Peggy and I probably took several thousand photos last year, so… 🙂 –Curt
Lucky birthday friends!
What an absolute gift it is for your readers to see these, and the idea of gifting them in a calendar is genius! I’m sure your family treasures them.
First, thanks. We love sharing our adventures and photos. It helps us relive and remember the beautiful places we are privileged to visit. The calendars are one more opportunity. –Curt
These are absolutely gorgeous! As with any calendar, I wanted to flip through and see which picture represents my birthday month: August. I’m thrilled it’s the whale’s tail since I’ve seen that myself in Alaska and it made an indelible impression on me. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed the calendar… and that your month was memorable. 🙂 Whales are always impressive, regardless of what they are up to. –Curt
So happy that everyone has enjoyed the calendar photos. It is also a great way to remind family members of the power/community of family with its long connections, shared stories, special dates and , perhaps, shortening the distance between us! Peggy
Although the ‘family’ has become so large we almost have to do a genealogical chart to show who belongs where. 🙂
As always, beautiful photos.
The calendar gift is a great idea. I’m curious-do you make the calendars yourself or do you order them? We’ve been thinking of offering seasonal eating calendars to our customers but it’s still very much in the planning stage.
You do have a gift for photography. I like the photo of the wildflowers in the old road. They look like they were planted there in a row.
As always, awesome images!
Personalized gifts are the best — I’m sure your family calendar is treasured by the recipients. Lovely photos!
Thanks. 🙂 It does make giving rather easy as well. LOL
Really fantastic photography! The place is full of intrigue too.
Thanks, Beth. And that it is. –Curt