Category Archives: photography

Market Haul

My husband and I are really enjoying the local farmers markets. Here’s what looked good last time: I prefer my beets pickled, so have never cooked them. Now I’m curious as to how they taste. Aren’t these peaches gorgeous? I … Continue reading

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Bergen from Above

When I was putting this post together it dawned on me that I really like funiculars and sky trams. I’ve taken them in Paris, Chamonix, St. Thomas, Palm Springs and now Norway. They never disappoint. A quick trip and you’re … Continue reading

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Living His Best Life

Yup, that’s Yuri all curled up on the guest room bed. I’m so glad we have air conditioning, as it’s been hot and humid here all week. This Siberian would really suffer without it. Great weekend, everyone! {carole}

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Bergen Preview

I was surprised to see that I only had two posts on our trip to Norway. But then I remembered it was the year my brother died. The trip just got kind of lost in the shuffle. I’ll be posting … Continue reading

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When Travel Plans Get Twisted

I was supposed to leave on Monday for Israel after months of planning and making reservations with three girlfriends. But then one of our friends suddenly became very ill and was admitted to the hospital. It was, in a word, … Continue reading

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One Lovely Farmers Market

When we went to the Farmers Market last week, I was struck by how beautiful everything looked. So glad I had a camera with me. Enjoy…. I’ve never cooked beets–I like them pickled in a jar–but these look good to … Continue reading

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Cherries are Back

Is anyone else thrilled that cherries are back in season? I love them, could eat a bucketful. My Norwegian grandmother lived in Oregon, and had a Queen Anne cherry tree in her yard. I’d never seen cherries that were yellow … Continue reading

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Sweet Jasmine

Every year I look forward to jasmine blooming. The scent is downright intoxicating and we’re lucky enough to have it growing up to our balcony. Whenever there’s a breeze we get a strong delicious whiff. I had never lived in … Continue reading

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Kilauea Before it Erupted

While reading the news about Kilauea, I suddenly realized I was there last year! I can hardly believe it’s the same place now. As you’ll see below, it was just an opening in the ground with a bit of smoke … Continue reading

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Guess Who Turned Four?

I could hardly believe it when the vet said Yuri was turning four this month. I still think of him as an almost-two-year-old. We didn’t have a party or anything, but I did get him some new toys and extra … Continue reading

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