About Jet

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I’ve been a regular blogger at WordPress for 11 years. My blog started out as a marketing tool, and it has become so much more over the past decade of writing.

My posts are original essays on wildlife or interesting places around the world.  Facts and research, reflections, and personal experiences.  Each post features Athena Alexander’s photos, she is my wife.

I post every Friday, sometimes I skip a week. As a writer, I am always working on reading or writing projects, and my blog posts reflect that. I have written three novels, published two of them, and you can access them here on my site at the Books by Jet Eliot page.

For years I was a teacher. I enjoy sharing and learning…many visitors find they learn something here. The search button and category list are handy features for navigating around the hundreds of posts. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, you can leave a comment, I answer them all. I have fun friendships with many of my readers and have learned a lot from them, am fortunate.

You will find most of my blog posts are about wildlife because when I am not writing, I am outdoors. I am a birder and naturalist, I live near the woods, and all vacations are about wildlife.

I also like to share interesting findings from my travels and home community, the San Francisco Bay Area.

It is a true pleasure to host you…I hope you have fun here.

84 thoughts on “About Jet

  1. hi, jet!
    great to hear about your writing….and love of the serengeti….i was born in kenya and lived there for many years, so encountering wildlife was an almost everyday occurrence!
    dad was a locomotive driver and i used accompany him sometimes on his long trips to mombasa, via the savanah and jungles of nairobi….i really miss that place!
    great blog anyways!

  2. You are so fortunate to have done so much traveling! I’ve traveled to more than 35 states in the U.S., but unfortunately nowhere overseas. Keep up the great work on your blog!

    • 35 states is a lot of states! The spirit of travel is so infectious: the more we see, the more we see there’s more to see! Thanks, Rick, for visiting my site.

  3. Hi Jet, been reading your post for a while and really enjoy them. Wondering would you be interested in doing a guest post on my blog? Would love to promote your books and get your insight or views about your travels. If you are interested let me know through a private e-mail.

  4. Hi Jet.
    I love your intention of raising awareness about humans sharing this planet. If only more people were like you and respected all creatures. I look forward to following your adventures 🙂

    Thank you for the follow. All the best

    • Thank you Emy! It’s a big world filled with so many creatures; knowing that humans are just one of the species gives it some perspective. Thanks so much for your visit.

  5. As a new Spikey Jet, you’ve joined a growing clan of folk known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures since the 70′s, as well as day to day happenings on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it. Of course, if you have any suggestions for me, I’d love to hear from you, serious; email me.

    In return, I promise not to be overbearing with perhaps 2-3 posts a day tops. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again for your vote of confidence, hope you have a great day…


  6. Hi Jet, I enjoy reading your blog. I can feel your passionate on nature and wild life. Such inspiration! I am looking forward to read more of your posts..

  7. Hi Jet

    Your blog is amazing. I am always fascinated by wild life and have safari tour in Africa under my bucket list. I am a novice blogger and your blog inspires me to write down about my travel tales more frequently. I guess passion is what makes you apart. Keep writing!!
    I am a happy follower of your blog now.


    • Oh what a kind comment, thank you so much Aancha. I am honored that my blog has inspired you to travel and share your tales. The world is such a vast and beautiful place, why not all enjoy it and share it in peace. Many warm thanks to you. 🙂

  8. Hi,

    Thanks so much for the blog follow. It has led me to your blog, which I am now following. My family commitments prevent me from traveling at this time, so I look forward to traveling vicariously through your blog posts.

    Happy blogging!


  9. Very impressive and interesting background, Jet. Am so glad to have met you through this blog. I have found your writing and Athena’s photography most informative and creative! Thank you so much for sharing them. 🙂 All the best to both of you in all your endeavours. Iris 🙂

    • That is so rewarding to hear, Iris, thank you so much from both of us. I am busy working on the manuscript to my next mystery novel, and expect to have it out this summer. Always more writing to share, as you, a fellow wordsmith, know so well. Thank you so much. 😀

    • So glad you enjoyed the header image, WM. It is fairly new. It is on the Chobe River in Botswana, and we found elephants were plentiful there, which was a great thrill, as you know. Thanks so much for your visits and comments. 🙂

  10. So glad I happened across your blog. I’ve been couped up inside for far too long blogging and sketching. I’m looking forward to regular (virtual) infusions of quality outdoor time.

  11. Jet, lovely to meet you via Carol’s blog. Yours is beautiful and I’ve enjoyed looking around your posts…a visual feast whilst learning so much. Good luck with your latest novel. 😀

    • Hi David, 90% of the photos on this blog are taken by Athena Alexander, she uses a Canon 7D camera with a Canon 100-400 5.6 zoom lens. But this post had two additional photographers. Ria Adriaans used her iPhone, and I (Jet Eliot) used a Canon point and shoot with 12X15 zoom lens. Thanks for asking.

    • Thank you, Mazoli. Sometimes the author has control, but often the characters start to take on lives of their own. I am happy you stopped by today, and hope to see more of you.

  12. First, awesome name. Jet – really cool. Looks like your enjoying life and a wonderful photographer. We are also not really great writers, and keep it short with lots of photos. Makes it easy for us. Seven years huh, I am impressed that we are keeping it up, but this blogging, I am really enjoying it.

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