Saturday, February 13, 2016


The rain clouds cleared enough for Lucie and I to get a walk in this morning. The bad news is that more rain is predicted later today and tomorrow.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Beauty of the Earth?

12 February 2016
It's easy to extol the beauty of the earth on bright, blue sky days. But on days like this, it's a bit more difficult. It's been raining most days since the beginning of the new year. The farmers love it, but I'm a little weary of gray, wet days, puddles of rainwater and a very muddy, high and fast-flowing river below me.
Saujac through the mist

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ash Wednesday

Birds on a Wire
Today is the first day of Lent. I'm participating in an online Lenten retreat offered by Abbey of the Arts called "Earth as Original Monastery" During the next forty days I will be exploring Creation in various ways including contemplative walks and photography. These birds on a wire seemed to offer a bit of divine presence on one of my morning walks through the village.  I'll occasionally be sharing some of the other photographic 'gifts' I receive between now and Easter.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Rendezvous in Paris

Thru the Pyramid
The Louvre Paris
September 2009
Through the magic of Facebook, my niece, Elaine and I have been planning a rendezvous in Paris. When she asked if I wanted to meet her there for a couple of days in June, I couldn't say 'yes' fast enough! She'll be finishing up a whirlwind tour of Europe with a whirlwind tour of Paris. Two days isn't long, but it will give her a taste of the City of Light, and I predict that she'll love it! She's booked her tour and her flight out of Orly to London; I've booked the favorite cheap-o place on the Left Bank just 'round the corner from Shakespeare & Co. Now I'm just counting the days!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Virtual Assistant

Today I'm sharing the new business venture of a friend, Patty Manwaring. Patty's created the perfect business for herself...and hopefully for you!...combining her creativity and attention to detail with her awesome tech skills. Virtual Assistant brings them to you for both business and personal matters from helping with website and social media presence to sending hand-written thank you notes and planning your vacation travel itinerary. Patty works with authors, for example, who are trying to build their online presence with readers via Facebook, Instagram, etc. by relieving them of the time-consuming demands for frequent posting. I have some friends who just returned from a two-month vacation in Australia that could certainly have used Patty's assistance in planning and coordinating their complicated travel plans. Interested? check out Patty's user-friendly and informative website: Virtual Assistant. The beauty of it is since it's virtual, she can work with you anywhere in the world!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Day # 7: Seeds in the Making

Onion Seeds in the Making
July 2013
Two years ago, one of the local farmers grew onions for seeds. I thought they were gorgeous!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Day # 6: Jewels of Dew

Bejeweled Spider Web
Cadrieu France
April 2011
I had this image printed on canvas and stretched on a frame. It hangs above my couch with two other green images. For some reason, I've hung it upside-down on the wall; I think I'll flip it!