Saturday, July 18, 2015

Camping List

I drive a Subaru:
Therefore I camp.

Camping packing list:

Extra car key
Sleeping bag
Inflatable sleeping pad
Ditty bags
Tent
Tent broom and dustpan
Tent stakes
Tent light
Headlamp
Flashlight
Extra batteries
Knife
Stove
Stove fuel
Lighter
Cooking pots
Utensils
Plate
Cup
Resealable bags
Can opener
Dish towel
Dish scrubber
Dish soap
Food
Ice chest
Shovel
Toilet paper
WATER, WATER, WATER
Cash
Toiletries
Camera gear
Camera cleaning gear
Day pack
Bandana
Hat and Beanie
Gloves
Insect repellent
First aid
Allergy relief
Wash cloth and towel

Sunday, July 5, 2015

St. Margaret's at Westminster Abbey

Good morning from London. I attended Sunday service at St. Margaret’s Church at Westminster Abbey. St. Margaret’s is the smaller church on the Abbey grounds that was built to serve lay people when Westminster Abbey was an actual Benedictine abbey. 

I arrived early, which allowed time for me to chit chat with the ushers. I mentioned that I work at a school with that is named St. Margaret's.  That piqued interest and prior to start of the service, the Verger came up to me and asked if I'd like to participate in the service by bringing up the elements at the offertory. I was happy to do so. 

I sat in a pew near the front of the church, on the left side. However, I noticed that a group of pews opposite me were reserved. I caught a glimpse of the placard on each of those pews: Reserved for Members of Parliament. There were a few MPs on hand this morning.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

One of those quotes

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man less, but Nature more. - Lord Byron
This captures so many of my feelings when I'm out with my camera. It's meditative to me.