The Crime of Loving

“The crime of loving is forgetting.” ~ Maurice Chevalier I’m sure this sentiment can be taken many ways, but right now, to me, it means that I have been loving living lately and have forgotten all about my computer.  Seriously! I can’t remember the last time I opened my computer (until today) because I’ve been […]

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Under Construction…

Not my blog (this time), but rather my craft/junk/work room.  I am knee deep in cleaning out and organizing.  My goal is to transform this extra bedroom into a pretty place – not only for guests, but also for me to have my own space in my own house 🙂 Please bear with me, and […]

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PNW Part 6 (Lake Quinault)

This part of the Olympic National Park was so…quaint.  Everything about it reminded me of “the olden days”.  It isn’t a stretch of the imagination to think of President Roosevelt (FDR) visiting the Lake Quinault Lodge and being so taken with the area that nine months later he signed a bill creating the Olympic National […]

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Friendship is Unnecessary

I have been through a tough year.  If I’m honest, it was more like 18 months.  Deaths, surgeries, injuries, more surgeries, other various health problems plagued not just my own life, but also those of my loved ones.  During that time, I knew I wasn’t “myself” but I kept blaming life circumstances.  About a year […]

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PNW Part 4 (Seattle Underground)

***Thank you, Bill Speidel, for featuring this blog post on your Facebook wall and mentioning it on Twitter!*** Pioneer Square is the area of Seattle where the original settlers built their businesses and homes, and the Seattle Underground Tour literally takes you underground to give you glimpse of life in Seattle’s early days. Seattle’s original […]

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PNW Part 3 (Pike’s Market)

Of course we went to Pike’s Market!  Sure, it’s touristy but it is also very functional.  Our local friends shop there regularly – Hello, The Freshest of the Fresh seafood, flowers, veggies!!  (But they know to get there early to beat the crowds. We didn’t make the effort and it was wall-to-wall bodies inside.) Where […]

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PNW Part 1(Seattle)

Of course we went to dinner at the Space Needle an hour after we landed.  No rest for the weary (or the jet-lagged)!  I know you’ve seen many mucho pictures of it before, but I am including mine here because CAN YOU BELIEVE THERE WAS NOT A CLOUD IN THE SKY?!  We had beautiful weather […]

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I Can’t Wait…

I just have to put one little picture up before I really get into reliving the week.  🙂 This picture was taken from our outdoor patio at the hotel where we stayed (at the south end of Lake Union) To say the least, Seattle exceeded my expectations…

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I’m Baaaaa-aaaack…

I’m back from the beautiful, temperate Pacific Northwest and have just downloaded a little over 1100 pictures.  As soon as I get over my post-vacation depression,  I will go through them and start posting again.  I don’t know how soon it will be, though, because I am also suffering a terrible reaction (read: ANGER) to […]

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Bad Poster

Source here Well, maybe not that kind of bad poster. ***I’M*** a bad poster!!! Sorry for being so sporadic lately. How’s about I blame it on all the FABULOUS travel I’ve been doing this summer? Yes. Let’s go with that… If you don’t believe me, just wait until I make my next “real” post. I […]

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Banding

Unfortunately this is not the “good” kind of banding – like to going to a music concert 🙂 but rather, the “bad” kind of banding, which is a bothersome artifact that can ruin a perfectly good picture. While editing the photos from my trip, I came across two pictures with very pronounced “concentric rings” in […]

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A Fond Memory

Having had my memory jogged by Paris by Cellphone’s post today, I wanted to share a special memory from my travels.  On my first trip to Paris, Tour Saint Jacques was the first thing I remember seeing in the distance and saying to myself, “I want to find that”. (I hadn’t made it to the […]

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Summer is Here!

…which means I have travel on the brain.  My upcoming vacation can’t come soon enough, so I am thinking about one I took last year.  I’m not sure if I will make it abroad again this year, so I am reminiscing about last year’s trip to Spain.  The thrill of being in a foreign country […]

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