Jean’s Blogs

Welcome to my site!

Hi!  This is my photography site (Jean Myers) and I love to photograph several subjects.  My favorite subjects are birds and wildlife, and I travel the world to photograph these subjects.  I also love travel photography, landscapes, macro, mushrooms and mold, insects, native plants and flowers and occasionally a person or two.  This site is dedicated to the best of my photography from all these sources.  If you would like to see my web site dedicated strictly to bird photography, which includes extensive numbers of species photographed on the many birdwatching trips I have taken around the world, you can go to my bird photography site at  If you are interested in learning about the 14 acre property my husband and I own in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains near Gilroy, California, you can go to my website at  I hope you enjoy my photography!  Your comments are greatly appreciated.

Iceland’s Frozen Realms

I had never seriously considered going to Iceland until my best friend from childhood called and suggested an ultra-cheap trip through TravelZoo, an online travel company that sells everything from trips to days at your local spa – whatever people are trying to sell to fill vacancies. For $890 apiece, we received round-trip airfare from Vancouver to Iceland, 4 nights hotel at a 4-star hotel (4 stars in Europe are always less than 4-star U.S., in my opinion), a boat trip into the bay to see the Northern Lights, a day at the Blue Lagoon and transport to the airport at the end of our trip offered by Iceland Air. It turns out that they can afford to do this because they own about 2 dozen hotels and a large tour bus business in Rejkavik, and they are hoping you’ll spend lots while there. We took advantage of two such