We’ve been to Australia three times now, twice to Melbourne, and once to Sydney and Tasmania. It’s been an exotic place ever since Bugs Bunny first introduced me to it, and when the chance came, we decided to spend some time driving around the island. On one overcast and rainy day, we drove down to Cape Tourville to see the bay – what you can’t tell is that I’m underneath an umbrella, desperately trying to get the pano shot before more raindrops fall on the lens. And what you really can’t tell is my wife in the car, laughing at me, because she’s dry and warm!
Since it looks like we won’t have an adventure this year, I’m using the time to go back and revisit some images in the archives – and to use them as a new weekly zoom background!
Only about 1/3 of the visitors to Denali get to actually see the mountain. When we were there it was foggy and socked in most of the time. But on the last day, as we were driving back to Fairbanks to head home, we stopped for a quick break and saw this scene. I live in Colorado, so majestic peaks are part and parcel of a weekend in the mountains, but there’s something different, something special about Alaska.
I’ll be leaving IBM at the end of the month and starting a cool new adventure with a great organization. I’m really excited about the opportunity for growth, and looking forward to jumping in with both feet. To all those I’ve worked with over the years at Big Blue, my sincere thanks for the collaboration and friendship. I’ve learned from each of you, and wish you all the best in the future. Here’s to new horizons!