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Hey ya’ll.

After a much needed social media break (sans Facebook – which might become a permanent separation) – I’m back and feeling refreshed.

Bill and I took to the California roadways in the past month.

We left a snowy Lake Tahoe in Nevada to the rain soaked and blooming neighboring state – blanketed in 50 shades of green and everything else on the color wheel.

In Sacramento the water nearly lapped Highway 50 and ducks by the thousand floated in their glory.

Working our way to Point Reyes via Hwy 37 and 1 the narrow windy roads overflowed in lushness.

“Oh my gosh – look at that.” must have passed our lips 100 times – it’s a wonder that we didn’t wreck.

The ocean sparkled, colors popped, pebbles glistened and the ice plants reached for the skies.

The desert was alive with yellow and purple as far as the eye could see. Mother nature nurtured.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Inverness

Low tide at the Tomales Bay Resort Marina

Wrecked in Point Reyes

Old Man and the Sea

Dunes of Ice Plants

Glistening Pebbles

My Man

Where Ice Plants Meet the Pacific

Driftwood Art

California Cypress

Blooming Prickly Pear Cactus

Sandstone Dunes at Red Rock Canyon

Keyhole at Red Rock Canyon

They Call it Mellow Yellow

Guillermo

Cactus at Red Rock

Spring has Sprung

Catalina Island

We have big plans this year.  Stay tuned….

Photo of the Day 299

Window view of the Knot Garden at Hampton Court Palace

#windowview #knotgarden #hamptoncourtpalace #london #england #daylight #frame #landscape #explore #photofrommyday2016 #photooftheday

London, England

October 25, 2016

Dublin to Waterford and on…

Pembroke DockTrains, busses and a ferry from Dublin through Wexford to Waterford and on to Pembroke Dock.

Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland – a quaint harbor town lined with pastel buildings and known for Waterford Crystal.  Invaded by the Vikings in 914 A.D. – a quick overnight for us on our way to Wales.  We stayed the night in the birth place of Thomas Francis Meagher born in 1823 who led an Irish Brigade to help Lincoln in the Civil War and later became the first governor of Montana.

Photo of the Day 291

View from the train. Somewhere between Pembroke, Wales and Swansea.

#train #pembroke #wales #swansea – #beach #view #rail #landscape #traintracks #viewfromthetrain #lookingout #window #travel #photography #sonya7rii #photofrommyday2016 #photooftheday #lonelyplanet #natgeotravel #citizenoftheworld 
October 17, 2016

Glasgow to Belfast, Northern Ireland

Sing to me River LaganGlasgow to Ayr by train – bus to Cairnryan, Scotland and…

ferry to Belfast.

Today trendy, touristy and hip but filled with a tumultuous past.  Often referred to as “the troubles” the Catholics and Protestants fought hard from 1969 to 1998 (with sporadic turmoil until 2015).

In 1998 there were only 4 hotels – the Europa was and is the most bombed building in Europe – today a mighty 45 hotels stand proud and Belfast is touted as the 2nd safest city in the world next to Tokyo.

Still today 48 peace walls separate Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods – 25′ high up – some up to 3 miles long stretching a total of 21 miles.

Although peace is in the air the embers still are smoldering…

Photo of the Day 273

“When crushed, sagebrush emits an odor which isn’t exactly magnolia and equally isn’t exactly polecat – but it is a sort of compromise between the two.” Mark Twain

#sagebrush #rabbitbrush #kingsbury #sierra #nevada #photofrommyday2016 #photooftheday 

Gardnerville, Nevada 

September 29, 2016