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Phil and Marcella in Greece
Phil and Marcella in Greece
At the entrance to the first Olympic stadium in Olympia, Greece.
Finch on Gargoyle
Finch on Gargoyle
We have this Gargoyle hanging outside our front door, but it doesn't seem to ward off finches. This little lady likes to nest in it. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Mt. Toll
Mt. Toll
Mt. Toll rises behind Blue Lake in Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness. All summer you can watch the snow melting and feeding the lake. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Fall on Peak to Peak Highway
Fall on Peak to Peak Highway
The Peak to Peak Highway runs from Estes Park to I-70 and offers stunning views of the Rockies. Stop off in the little town of Ward for some remote Colorado weirdness. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Phil and an Iguana
Phil and an Iguana
Phil channeling his inner iguana (or is he engaging his lizard brain?) in the Galapagos Islands.
Take a hike
Take a hike
Phil and Marcella hiking Glacier Gorge in Rocky Mountain National Park
Red Tail Hawk
Red Tail Hawk
Red Tail Hawks are easy to spot all over Colorado. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Fall Aspens
Fall Aspens
Golden aspens provide fall color. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Phil and Marcella on Santorini
Phil and Marcella on Santorini
Here we are in the town of Oia on Santorini, Greece. It's prettier than a postcard.
Ptarmigan
Ptarmigan
Ptarmigans are pretty birds that live high in the Rocky Mountains. In winter they're white and in summer they turn brown. Perfect camouflage. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Moon Halo
Moon Halo
Ice crystals in the air create amazing optical effects, like this halo around the Moon. The bright "star" is actually the planet Jupiter. Photo by Phil Plait
Rocky Mountain High
Rocky Mountain High
The view from the top of Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park
Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye
Bald eagles thrive in Colorado and are frequently seen in urban and rural areas. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Phil and Marcella Hiking
Phil and Marcella Hiking
Here we are hiking in the Indian Peaks Wilderness with Canis Minor. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Blue Lake
Blue Lake
Blue Lake is an alpine lake in Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness that we've hiked to several times. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Owlettes
Owlettes
These owlettes are almost ready to strike out on their own. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Coyote
Coyote
Coyotes are abundant on the Western prairies, but rarely seen by day. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Owlettes in a Tree
Owlettes in a Tree
These Great Horned Owlettes lived in a tree near our house. The same pair nest here every year. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Moose
Moose
This is the only moose we've encountered while hiking. It was a big bull with a couple of cows nearby, so we gave it a wide berth. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Fox Kit
Fox Kit
We discovered this young fox napping in a neighbor's front yard. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Moon and Venus
Moon and Venus
The Moon and Venus made a pretty pair in the west in November 2011. Photo by Phil Plait
Sunset over the Rockies
Sunset over the Rockies
A picture is worth a thousand words. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Mountains over a Lake
Mountains over a Lake
This lake is a couple of miles from our house. This is the view of the mountains we see almost every day. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
There are few sights more majestic than an eagle in flight. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography
Phil Eating Squid in Ink Sauce
Phil Eating Squid in Ink Sauce
At a cafe in Venice, Phil didn't realize that his squid would make its own ink gravy.
The Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado is famous as the inspiration for Steven King's novel The Shining. Photo courtesy Chris Setter Photography

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