Moving Along


Just follow the path and you’ll be there. But first, you have to realize your path, believe in it, and create it. And that’s what I’m doing. The husband and I are moving. Again. We just moved into the current small apartment one year ago, excited and happy to be here in this part of the San Francisco East Bay. Things change in one year, and for us it has been a monumental change. My husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this June, and that has been a game changer. Remaining in this second floor walk up apartment is no longer feasible, and through doctor’s appointments and chemo we are moving. I never thought it possible to take on a task like this, but the Universe and the saints have been with me, and it’s happening now. I read a quote somewhere that says something like if you take the first step, no matter how hard, the Universe will open  doors and help you continue on, but you have to take that first step.

Coincidence, synchronicity, timing? I don’t know. But everything has fallen into place. We’ve found the perfect one story little house near our kids just a little farther east of San Francisco, and in a more rural area that I love so much. And we’re off. I’ll be back soon from the new place. Until then.

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge ~ Happy Birthday, Duke


It’s Duke Kahanamoku’s 125th birthday today. How could I not honor his memory when I love Hawaii so much. I took this photo a couple of years ago at the Hard Rock Cafe in Waikiki, probably not far from wear Duke surfed.

To learn more about Duke Kahanamoku, click here

Join in Sally D’s mobile photography challenge, where today it is photographer’s choice of subject matter.

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Abandoned


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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge ~ Black and White Back in The Day


It was so easy in some ways

back in the day

wood cart to carry a load

no flat tires

Pop over to Sally D’s blog for more entries in the mobile photography challenge.

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Not So Wordless Wednesday ~ Pineapple Top


                     You should always keep something beautiful in your mind ~Pascal

Up close and personal with a pineapple in the supermarket. My main source of photography these days.

Life’s a little rough around the edges right now, and I just want to acknowledge all of my friends and followers here. I’m taking somewhat of a break from a lot of computer time. I’ll continue to post photos now and then because that brings me peace.  Forgive my lack of response and communication with you all. I’ll check in when I can.

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Beneath Your Feet in The Sand


The tide brings in treasures to your feet that almost always delight.

Check in with the WordPress weekly photo challenge entries here.

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Wordless Wednesday ~ A Summer Sail


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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge ~ Looking Up at Nature


When things on this earth seem a bit nuts, we have only to look up.

“Let us try to  recognize the precious nature of each day” ~The 14th Dalai Lama

Please join others for the weekly mobile photography challenge on Sally’s blog here, where she offers her own photography plus others who contribute, and wonderful links to other photographers and news in mobile photography.

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Inspiration in Art


Inspiration for me is found in art; paintings, sculptures, architecture, and of course photography. These sculptures are on an outside wall of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Rounding a corner and seeing this, with the afternoon sun providing the spotlight, was a magical moment. I do not know who the artist is.

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Monday Mobile Photography ~ Where The Road Goes


This photo, taken with an iPhone 6Plus, and edited with the app, Ansel, reminded me of a song by Enya

Who can say where the road goes, where the day flows, only time… ~Roma Ryan, lyricist

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