(Please note that all works, both written and photographic, on my Bubble are copyrighted, and may not be used without my permission.)

I’m a semi-retired French Professor and Librarian.

My user name comes from St. Brendan, the Navigator, my namesake, though my present selection of photos is from Austin, Tx., where I currently reside. Like Brendan, I grew up not too awful far from the open waters of the Gulf, and throughout my childhood, I often accompanied my father in the early dawn to fish, shrimp, and catch oysters and crabs in the bayous, lakes, marshes, and out in the Gulf. Watching flocks of Pelicans, Ibis, Roseate Spoonbills, Egrets and Herons crisscross the colorful dawn sky was breathtaking, a treasury held in my heart.

I’m a dabbler at photography and am just having fun taking photos.

I’ve always loved the outdoors, and I hope you like my perspective, as I have tried to capture the spirit of a thing through the lens, and in that lies the beauty of God’s Creation. As long as I live, I will never cease to marvel over what God has Created, and over the creativity God has given us feeble creatures. To share in that with the the Big Guy is a great gift. However impromptu, I have loved taking these photos for you, exulting in a stunning patch of light on a tree branch, or the first Magnolia of the season, or the graceful arch of a tall Crepe Myrtle tree. Likewise, I love the unique aspects of a city, or the beauty created by those incredible street painters who paint lovely images on the sides of buildings. Catching the particular flavor of a season, a city, or a belief can be an inspiring experience, as also photographic humor can bring laughter. And that is what I hope to share.

I also love exploring, discovering new places and things, as did St. Brendan. His sea voyage pre-dated Columbus, and many believe he discovered America before Columbus. At the very least, it is thought that his explorer journal encouraged Columbus to venture out on the open seas. So I venture out on a new path with Red Bubble! YES!

Languages, reading, family and hiking! That’s me!

  • Joined: June 2010

Journal

Moonglow, Venus, Mercury, and Science

What an early morning sight met my eyes this morning (Feb. 2, 2016) when I stepped out. There right in front of me was a bare slip of moonglow with Venus nearby. Only later did I realize Mercury was also in one of the captures I later took. Here’s the link to that photo: / http://www.redbubble.com/people/navigator/works/20844679-little-moon-little-venus-tiny-mercury / It was a breathtaki…
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About Journalists - A Recognition of the Good

Oh my! I just realized the left-handed insult I have unintentionally dished out to my favorite TV news anchors and some really fine journalists I know. Please do not take my comments about a Planned Parenthood journalist for yourselves. Also, it is very typical for news stations to favor a certain candidate, and that is their right. One news outlet used to always be Democratic and the other Re…
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Thoughts on Doing My Research on the Candidates

I’m only leaving this up for a few days….written too hastily. / From time to time I look at the candidates though I have missed all the debates. I was thinking about one comment or another from different candidates and realized I had done no real research on any of them. However, I have observed a number of events in the case of our current fearless leaders…or whatever kind o…
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Fantastical Creatures

Browsing the “Found” paintings on the RB, I realized there are many fantastical creatures. So I wanted to introduce you to a few amazing Texas creatures. These would be the Jackrabbit and the Jackalope. So one day I was talking to an old Cowboy, and he told me this tale: / “Now, our Jackrabbits are so big, they’re almost as big as horses. When a car happens upon them a…
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