I slumbered while we cruised the Dardanelles… I can’t believe it’s already (nearly) November! And within this eleventh month is the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day” – a time and date set aside to mark the end of World War I.  As the distance between us and that moment nears a century and several […]

Scale is the subject of this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge!  And it spurred me to offer my “perspective” on an area in which I think I need a bit of work… For instance – any idea what this is? At a glance, it might seem like some idle scribblings in the dirt.  Or the work of […]

What a season full of disasters it’s been… Earthquakes.  Fires.  Hurricanes.  My heart goes out to all those affected.  And my own experience seems trivial by comparison now, but I have to say my heart also missed a beat when the recent La Tuna fire – apparently, the biggest ever in the city of Los […]

Greetings!  The latest weekly WordPress Photo Challenge of Layered made me think of this photo from a recent trip to Columbia, California.  It’s a shot of an old blacksmith shop and it speaks to me not just of a moment in time but of a moment in history too! Columbia State Historic Park is a lovingly preserved example […]

I’ve always loved the fall!  And after a fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk-hot summer here in LA, I am really looking forward to it this year – even if, as I’ve noted before, Angeleno autumns don’t tend to be textbook (it’s approaching 100 degrees outside as I’m typing this…). Having spent half my life in NoCal’s Bay Area and half […]

The ocean has always held a special allure for me!  Despite a tendency to get seasick, I’ve truly relished opportunities to get out on the waves in ships of various sizes and types.  But I’ve also discovered that ships can transport a person to other places and times without even leaving the shore!  Here are […]

Am pausing in the sweltering SoCal heat to answer this week’s unusual WordPress Photo Challenge with three photos.   Though snowfall isn’t an unusual occurrence for lots of people, I’ve always found a special magic in snow – and boy would I welcome a little flurry just now! Having grown up largely deprived of pack and powder, […]