My nephew Fish was delighted with his snake costume-- until he saw his brother's pirate costume. Then he sulked. (Apparently the problem got solved, when his brother lent him his eye patch, so that he could be a Pirate Snake.)
My niece Sophie was a Mermaid Princess.
And for years we have been telling my brother Joe that he should be Aragorn. So this year he finally got an outfit for it. We thought he looked pretty terrific!
I am a keen amateur photographer, an avid traveler, a dedicated researcher. My main area of interest is the European middle ages although I like history and culture, especially social history, of all eras and regions. I am especially fond of good architecture and I am really, really fond of reptiles.
I usually post this blog to share highlights from my travels with family and friends. If you are a potential friend wandering by, you are welcome; any of my art or nature images posted here are available for non profit personal or study use, and if reproduced I ask that I be credited as photographer.