Beaune, France.

architecture, Arts, Black & White, Landscapes, Photography, Travel

Above: Chatting on church steps at sunset. Beaune, France.

Tucked away in Burgendy region, southeast of Paris, is the peaceful small town of Beaune. Fantastic food and wine may be Beaune’s mainstay – they are both salubrious – but the proximity to vineyards, vistas, and ancient architecture offer adventure galore. One of the most enjoyable days in Europe was spent bicycling 22 miles on smooth, paved paths through the small villages surrounding Beaune. I will feature that in a future post.

Today is a brief overview of Beaune.

Weekly photo challenge: Everyday life.

Alaska, Photography, Portraits, Weekly Photo Post

In Alaska, everyday life is a rather subjective term. Sure there are things done every day: eating, conversing and work. Then there are the things that are everyday life dependent on season. In winter skiing, outerwear, shoveling snow, even cars in the ditch are everyday life. In the summer biking, hiking, gardening and fishing are just a few everyday life sights. Not to say that these events can’t cross seasons, such as ice fishing or roller skiing.

Here are my two photos of everyday life from summer in Alaska. Please click on the images to view full size.

Fishing, farming and gardens are popular with the near 24-hour daylight received during Interior Alaska’s summer.

Digging potatoes in Fairbanks, September 12, 2012.

Fly fishing on the Chena River, downtown Fairbanks, June 16, 2012.