Category Archives: architecture

Witching hour at the National Cathedral

Cinematographers call the time of day right before sunset “witching hour.” Everything looks golden and glow-y. I need to remember to shoot more at that time of day. Mr. Pearl and I decided to roam the grounds of Washington National … Continue reading

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Toledo blues

We took a day out of our time in Madrid to see Toledo, but it rained almost the whole time, so the photos are somewhat blah. I colorized this to give it some interest. Taken near the cathedral. We found … Continue reading

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Ms., not Mrs.

OK, I’m switching to Ms. Pearl. Don’t get me wrong–I love being married–but Mrs. sounds a little too…quaint. Old-fashioned. And I’m not that. On to photography. Here are some more shots taken on our honeymoon in Spain…. On our first night … Continue reading

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Spanish honeymoon

As I’ve posted before, my husband and I went to Spain on our honeymoon last year. Neither of us had been there before and it was his first trip to the Continent. We traveled to Madrid, Seville and Barcelona. I … Continue reading

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L’heure bleue

I just learned something interesting. There’s a phenomenon called “l’heure bleue” or “blue hour” where the sky turns a gorgeous blue just before sunrise and after sunset. What’s amazing is that you can’t see this color with the naked eye–it … Continue reading

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The Connectivity of it all

This morning, I looked at Flickr photos and clicked on one that was really beautiful. It took me to a blog, which led to another blog with a link for a truly motivating video. It dawned on me that we … Continue reading

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Stone cottages can be warm

I just love me some stone cottages. I want to live in one, but that would mean I’d have to stay on the East Coast and I don’t want to do that. If all goes well, we’ll move back to California … Continue reading

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Brain-dead

Hello…. I’ve been downloading things like Photohop Elements 8 and textures and actions for two days, plus viewing tutorials on said programs, and…my brain is fried. As usual, I’m trying to cram in everything as fast as possible, because I’m … Continue reading

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New Powder Room

[Update, March 22, 2012. Three years since we completed the project, people are still looking at this post, so I thought I would replace the old, too-small photos with larger ones. Plus I found the paint chips and added that … Continue reading

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Gram’s House

How I loved this place. Gram’s house was my very favorite for years and years. I grew up in a one-story postwar bungalow, so the fact that her house had an upstairs was wonderful to me. I loved going up and … Continue reading

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