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Photography. With a little life thrown in.

Lavender Festival in Cherry Valley

So we went to a lavender festival last weekend. I’d heard of it last year, but missed going for reasons forgotten. It was a two-hour drive, but the scenery was lovely. This is what greeted us. I liked the vintage … Continue reading

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Tree Tunnel

OK, WordPress is letting me upload photos again. Not sure what happened there. But anyhoo, here’s a shot I took near Donkey Beach after a breathtaking bike ride along the Kauai coast…. A woman told us it’s called Donkey Beach … Continue reading

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Technical Difficulties

For some reason, I’m suddenly unable to upload photos to the blog. Everything seems to be going fine, then I get this message: “HTTP error.” Have never had this happen before. If anyone can help out, I’d appreciate it very … Continue reading

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Return to Koloa

While on the island of Kauai, I made a return trip to Koloa, a small community on the south shore. The Old Sugar Mill of Koloa was the first major sugarcane plantation in Hawaii in 1835. This has to be … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is this coming Monday. It’s an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it began after the Civil … Continue reading

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Colors of Kauai

I just spent a week on the island of Kauai and it was spectacular. San Diego is indeed lovely, but the colors in Hawaii are so intense and so beautiful, they’re almost on another level…. A plumeria tree in Hanapepe. … Continue reading

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Wisteria Three Ways

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while you’ll know I love wisteria. It’s not as easy to find in California, but I’ve managed to scope out a few. The above shot is one of many I took last … Continue reading

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Borrego Springs

We visited Borrego Springs, the small town surrounded by the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, another time a few years ago, but I never posted the photos. The landscape on the drive there is unusual and beautiful… The first glimpse … Continue reading

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

The Anza-Borrego Desert gets its name from Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza, who crossed the desert in 1774, and the Spanish word for sheep (“borrego”). Those would be native bighorn sheep. This desert preserve is California’s largest state park, … Continue reading

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The Almost Forgotten Video

Oh, I meant to attach this video to my last post and just plain forgot. I hope you don’t mind one more look at the poppies. Not sure why the video’s a little jerky–the version on my iPhone isn’t at … Continue reading

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