10 Drachma 1926 Greek Airmail Stamp

1926 Greek Airmail Stamps

These lovely Greek airmail stamps from 1926 are among my favorites. The light pastel watercolor wash gives them a soft glow that is unlike any other stamps I have seen. From a Linns magazine article comes the following information: Greece joined the world of airmail in 1926 under the auspices of a company called Aero … Read more

Elevator at Sunset

Three From a Bike

I rode my bike late in the day and captured 3 striking images of scenes that at other times of the day would have gone unnoticed. It started with the backlit trees on the Välkommen Trail. Something caught my eye so I stopped to take some photos. Later, as I was crossing Lincoln, the flags … Read more

Beef Barley Soup

Mike’s Barley Beef Soup

Here is my recipe for Barley Beef Soup. It’s a small recipe, serving 2-4 people and can be easily expanded. Barley Beef Soup 1/2 pounds beef (stew meat, flatiron steak, etc), cut into bite-size pieces 1/2 cup dried pearl barley 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 (sweet) onion, peeled and diced 4 ribs celery, diced 4 … Read more

Maroon Bells

Fall at Maroon Bells Colorado

Ever since seeing a photo of Maroon Bells a few years back, I’ve wanted to go see them in person. We usually go the Boulder area when we visit Colorado, so I knew it would take special planning to visit a location that’s a good 5 hour drive from Boulder. We initially planned to stay … Read more