Author Archives: pearlsandprose

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Photography. With a little life thrown in.

Autumn in Portland

I made a quick trip to Portland, Ore., to see my youngest son who’s just moved there. We spent most of the time in his neighborhood, but I managed to visit Powell’s Books and Voodoo Doughnts! More on those later. … Continue reading

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Orange Autumn

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks–my back went out on me and I wasn’t able to sit at my desk for more than a few minutes. Doing better now, but what a pain! Here’s an autumn image … Continue reading

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Travel Scan: Camping Near a Castle

This is Maiden’s Castle, or Deniz kalesi, which is on an island in the Mediterranean just off the Turquoise Coast in the Mersin Province of Turkey. My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to camp here during our trip through … Continue reading

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Plaza de España

Whenever September rolls around it reminds me of our honeymoon in Spain. September is a great month to go there…fewer tourists and the weather is perfect. I think my favorite place in Sevilla was the Plaza de España. Incredible tile … Continue reading

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Living on the Eidfjord

One of my grandmothers lived near a fjord in Norway, and while we were there I wondered what it would be like. The scenery is beyond beautiful, but the winters are pretty harsh. I took these shots of houses on … Continue reading

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Sky Candy

We are lucky enough to see some beautiful sunsets off our balcony. I took these shots a few months ago and was struck by how the clouds resembled cotton candy. The mountains are just right of center. I love seeing … Continue reading

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Magnolia Bakery

On a trip to New York a couple years back, we stopped in at Magnolia Bakery. I had been curious after seeing it on Sex and the City and several food bloggers raved about it. We went to the one … Continue reading

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Hanauma Bay

One of my favorite spots on Oahu was Hanauma Bay. We made a brief stop to take photos from above…. On the left Center And the right side. The “curved bay” was declared a protected marine life conservation area and … Continue reading

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Yuri Takes Over the Guest Room

Sorry I’ve been MIA this summer. A lot going on, but hopefully things will settle down soon. I want to thank all the new followers for joining in. And thanks to my longtime readers who’ve hung in there with me. … Continue reading

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The Craziest Rainbow Ever

At the end of our cruise in Hawaii, the ship lingered at the Na’Pali Coast on Kauai, one of my favorite places in the world…. We were just about to go inside, because we’d been looking at the coast for … Continue reading

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