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Paris:  The City of Light by Night

Paris: The City of Light by Night

Paris takes on a special quality at night.  Especially on a warm Friday evening.  But it was lovely in the rain, and on chilly evenings as well.

Paris Perspective:  Montmartre

Paris Perspective: Montmartre

I sift through the photos of our recent trip realizing what I often do.  I wish it wasn’t over.  That I’d like to be there now in so many of the places we ventured, the clock slowed enough to allow for the details I capture […]

To Paris via London Heathrow:  An Epic Tale

To Paris via London Heathrow: An Epic Tale

Our recent trip to Europe has come and gone, and taking longer than I expected to recover from jet lag, I had time to do what I always do after we get home from a long trip:  edit photos.  It’s something I enjoy quite a bit, believing that it helps form strong memories of places I may not experience again.  Usually, I’m fairly excited about getting through this process so that I can share them with whomever is willing to be tied to a chair and bribed with liberal quantities of Chardonnay, or is gracious and has the time and interest,  but this time, I realized I was procrastinating.  Although it’s far more than just an excuse, I have been trying to learn more about batch editing in CS6 and because this was the first big round of shots I’d taken with my new camera, also decided to learn more about the software than I do — which is not much.

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San Diego Patio Garden Makeover

San Diego Patio Garden Makeover

Welcome to our patio garden! More years ago than I’d like to admit, we began to work on the patio that wraps along the back and one long side of our house.  Our front yard is the size of a postage stamp that the association’s […]

Green Salad with Blueberries, Apples & Mustard Chive Vinaigrette

Green Salad with Blueberries, Apples & Mustard Chive Vinaigrette

I should call this the Monet salad.  I’m teasing, of course, but whenever I see varying tones of green and purple with touches of blue, I think of French Impressionist Claude Monet’s most famous and recognizable series of paintings — Waterlilies.