Alex Lupu: Blog http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Alex Lupu alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:59:00 GMT Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:59:00 GMT http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v91/u174063648-o196807618-50.jpg Alex Lupu: Blog http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog 120 80 Gushing http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/gushing A waterfall in Yellowstone National Park. Water pours gushing into the canyon. Magnificent. GushingGushingA waterfall in Yellowstone National Park. Water pours gushing into the canyon. Magnificent.

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Yellowstone rocks trees water waterfall http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/gushing Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:58:59 GMT
Fall evening http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/fall-evening An evening in late October in Rochester, MN.  Not a surprise, still incredible beautiful. Fall eveningFall eveningAn evening in late October in Rochester, MN.

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Rochester autumn color fall road trees http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/fall-evening Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:12:16 GMT
In perfect formation http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/in-perfect-formation Tall and straight up trees of a forest in Valdivia, Chile. They seem to be in perfect formation. In perfect formationIn perfect formationTall and straight up trees of a forest in Valdivia, Chile. They seem to be in perfect formation.

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Chile Valdivia forest formation river streight tall trees http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/in-perfect-formation Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:17:14 GMT
for Bacchus http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/for-bacchus Beautiful bunches of grapes ready for wine making. Gewürztraminer is an aromatic wine grape variety, used in white wines, and performs best in cooler climates. In English, it is sometimes referred to colloquially as Gewürz . The variety has high natural sugar and the wines are white and usually off-dry, with a flamboyant bouquet of lychees. Gew├╝rztraminerGewürztraminerGewürztraminer is an aromatic wine grape variety, used in white wines, and performs best in cooler climates. In English, it is sometimes referred to colloquially as Gewürz . The variety has high natural sugar and the wines are white and usually off-dry, with a flamboyant bouquet of lychees. for Bacchusfor BacchusBeautiful bunches of grapes ready for wine making.

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Canada Okanagan fruit grapes wine http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/for-bacchus Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:07:04 GMT
Contemplation http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/contemplation Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Quite a calm even when windy. ContemplationContemplationLake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Quite a calm even when windy.

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Canada Okanagan calm hills lake quite tree http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/contemplation Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:35:13 GMT
Yummy and healthy http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/yummy-and-healthy Avocados and tomatoes on display on a farmers market in Chile.  Contrasting colors while great and healthy meal combination. Yummy and healthyYummy and healthyAvocados and tomatoes on display on a farmers market in Chile. Contrasting colors while great and healthy meal combination.

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) avocado colors farmers food green market red tasty tomatoes vegetables http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/yummy-and-healthy Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:27:49 GMT
The umbrellas of ... http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/the-umbrellas-of An umbrella display in a mall (Sarona) in Tel Aviv, Israel. A display of bright colors to make the place a happy one. The umbrellas of ...The umbrellas of ...An umbrella display in a mall (Sarona) in Tel Aviv, Israel. A display of bright colors to make the place a happy one.

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Aviv Israel Sarona Tel color happy interior umbrella http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/the-umbrellas-of Wed, 12 Apr 2017 02:28:52 GMT
Serenity http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/serenity Amazing calm and beauty at the Grand Teton National Park. SerenitySerenityAmazing calm and beauty at the Grand Teton National Park.

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Park Teton beauty bucket calm lake list mountain serenity travel http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/serenity Wed, 12 Apr 2017 02:24:09 GMT
Commanding http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/commanding The ever imposing Osorno Volcano and Llanquihue lake. View from Puerto Varas. Its commanding presence is just impressive. Even the clouds can not diminish its presence. CommandingCommandingThe ever imposing Osorno Volcano and Llanquihue lake. View from Puerto Varas. Its commanding presence is just impressive. Even the clouds can not diminish its presence.

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Chile Osorno Puerto Varas clouds commanding impressive lake mountain volcano http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/commanding Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:30:12 GMT
For sale http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/for-sale While visiting Ciudad de Guatemala, I saw this chair (sofa) on display on a street corner. It is bran new and for sale. I thought displaying it on the street was very ingenious and shows some entrepreneurial spirit.  The blending of almost primary colors is also worth noticing. For SaleFor SaleA new chair is in display on a corner street in Guatemala City. Marketing at its best!

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) blue chair inventive marketing sale street http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/for-sale Fri, 27 Jan 2017 21:53:58 GMT
Surreal http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/surreal Yellowstone is a constantly changing place. The New Highland Spring is a rather new feature in the park. It began its activity around 1950 while being a wooded and grassy hillside. The trees became engulfed by travertine.  This picture shows some of those trees with background of calcium carbonite.  A rather surreal view.

 

 

SurrealSurrealDead trees of New Highland Spring at Yellowstone National Park.

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Yellowstone hot park spring surreal travertine trees http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/surreal Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:24:03 GMT
Meadow http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/meadow Meadow at Yellowstone National Park. Vast and beauty. Quietness, calm, and impressive. It is said that a picture is worth 1000 words. Well,  to describe the beauty and tranquility of this meadow in Yellowstone National Park, you will need at least 1000 pictures.  This is only my tip of the iceberg contribution.  I visited the park last August (2016) during National Park Services 100th anniversary.  No question the best present the US has given to the world! MeadowMeadowMeadow at Yellowstone National Park. Vast and beauty. Quietness, calm, and impressive.

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) beauty calm. hills meadow quite road http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/meadow Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:22:40 GMT
Ice storm http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/ice-storm Winter in Minnesota can be brutal and dangerous. Still, Mother Nature delivers it with class.  This image shows what an ice storm can provide: Cold, dangerous roads... and amazing beauty! Ice!Ice!Freezing ice on tree branches. Mother Nature's version of painting!

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) beauty cold ice storm trees winter http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/ice-storm Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:27:59 GMT
Yellowstone National Park http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/yellowstone-national-park Last August (2016) I had the fortune of visiting Yellowstone.  Words will not suffice to describe the beauty and splendor of what nature has created.  As I am working through the many pictures I took, I will be posting some, like the three including in this one.  I hope you enjoy them, and help trigger a visit to the Park. It is really amazing!

Sulfur sculpture by Mother NatureSulfur sculpture by Mother NatureA small mud geyser at Yellowstone National Park appears to naturally carve a head sculpture out of sulfur. New, admired and protectedNew, admired and protectedA new tree rises in the center, while old generations surround and protect it. It looks like the gather of the elders! Nature's designNature's designYellowstone National Park, Nature's design of hills, meadow, valley, trees. Just perfect!!

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Park Yellowstone forest geiser hills hot meadow mud trees http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/yellowstone-national-park Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:53:37 GMT
Bless the rain http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/bless-the-rain Some rain fell on the Grand Teton National Park, helping fight the wild fires. The "fog" seen on the ground is actually smoke from those fires. Amazing spectacle at dawn. Bless the rainBless the rainSome rain fell on the Grand Teton National Park, helping fight the wild fires. The "fog" seen on the ground is actually smoke from those fires. Amazing spectacle at dawn.

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Park Teton cloud mountain rain rainbow river smoke http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/bless-the-rain Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:59:23 GMT
Gewürztraminer http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/gew-rztraminer Gewürztraminer is an aromatic wine grape variety, used in white wines, and performs best in cooler climates. In English, it is sometimes referred to colloquially as Gewürz . The variety has high natural sugar and the wines are white and usually off-dry, with a flamboyant bouquet of lychees.
 

This picture was taken at my friends winery Silkscarf  in Summerland, BC Canada.
 

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Summerland grapes wine winery http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/gew-rztraminer Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:29:47 GMT
Its hot!!! http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/its-hot A small geyser in Yellowstone National Park. So beautiful and so dangerous at the same time. The National Park did a great job in building safe trails so we can enjoy and appreciate the wonders of nature while keeping us safe.  What an amazing site! Its hot!!!Its hot!!!A small geyser, boiling hot and crystal clear water coming out to the surface in Yellowstone National Park. Beautiful while dangerous.
 

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Yellostone blue boiling caldera clear crystal danger dangerous geyser hot nature water http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/its-hot Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:39:19 GMT
Tender Love and Care (TLC) http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/tender-love-and-care-tlc The houses on this street are old and very modest. Still, they are home to their owners, and the TLC shows.  Colorful painting, some embellishment, and as much as possible clean look is a reflection of calling these houses home.  Picture taken in Olmue in the Central Valley in Chile. February 2016. Old houses TLC (tender love and care)Old houses TLC (tender love and care)Old and simple houses. Still, it is home for its owners and the TLC shows. A street in Olmue in the Central Valley in Chile.
 

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) care colorful flag houses love mountains old street tender http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/tender-love-and-care-tlc Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:10:10 GMT
Midday bright http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/midday-bright It is said that midday is the worst time for taking pictures outside.  This pictures shows the exception. Taken on the beach in Viña del Mar, Chile, it was around midday in a very bright day in February 2016, in the middle of summer.  Midday brightMidday brightA very bright midday at the beach.
 

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Chile beach ocean sand sea ship umbrella http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/midday-bright Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:47:52 GMT
Land, sea and sky http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/land-sea-and-sky Bright and shinny sky, wave lines on sea, almost dark on land. A sunset that encompass almost everything on earth!
 

Land, Sea and SkyLand, Sea and SkyBright and shinny sky, wave lines on sea, almost dark on land. A sunset that encompass almost everything on earth!
 

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alupu@aol.com (Alex Lupu) Chile beach bright dusk lans pacific palms sea sky sunset waves http://alexlupu.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/land-sea-and-sky Sun, 14 Aug 2016 21:54:25 GMT