Photos I spent two weeks in Israel in 2009. This is on a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. The boat crew began tossing bread and the gulls went into a frenzy, trying to catch it before it hit the water. This is central Israel on a cliff face where zealots built a holdout. The trail was 12 inches wide in places. A view of a town from the zealot hideout in central Israel. A view of the Sinai wilderness, where the biblical Hebrews are said to have wandered for 40 years after leaving Egypt. The southern area of Israel is called the Negev. Basically, nothing grows there, but herders and nomads still manage to make a living. Pipe smoke on a camping trip. You find the most interesting things while camping. This little guy found his way to a friend’s sandal strap in the Arkansas countryside. My friend hosted a gipsy party and we brought candles for the communal candle pool. Wax I spent two weeks in England in 2012. This is the Ely Cathedral, a church that endured several religious takeovers throughout the centuries. The House of Parliament in London The bees were so busy with the lilac in the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge that they didn’t care I got so close. A view of the Cambridge River and the Scudamore’s punting service. A shot of the pond behind my dormitory in Cambridge. This crane and I played quite a waiting game until he decided I was a threat and took off. A cyclist arrives at the halfway checkpoint in Carney, Okla., during the first Land Run 100 in 2013. An F-5 tornado hit Carney, Okla. on May 19, 2013. A piece of metal siding was wrapped around a tree by the force of the winds surrounding the Carney tornado. A wider view of the countryside and the wreckage from the Carney tornado. The Tulsa Tough gran fond passed through Barnsdall, Okla., in June 2013. Hominy, Okla., hosted an arm wrestling competition in 2013. Hominy Patriot Pull Hominy Patriot Pull Some women, like the one on the left, travel the country for arm wrestling competitions, and meet stiff local competition. A two-year-old enjoys some homemade cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles in 2013.