ABOUT ME

Hello and welcome!My name is Elisa. I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend from Atlanta, Georgia, doing my best to live in the moment. A passionate Francophil, I love to travel, I adore the ocean and am weirdly fascinated by maps. I’ve been told many times that I walk too fast.

I’ve blogged on and off for the last five years or so and have enjoyed interacting with the many kind and talented people from around the blog world. If you have time, check in for the occasional post on a new journey or life story. I’d love to see you.

Thank you,

elisa

 

 

354 Comments

  1. Just exploring your blog =) Thanks for your “like” on my post! Just read in your about section that you also worked as a flight attendant (like I do =) I bet you had many beautiful experiences as well!?

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    1. Hi there, thanks for stopping by. Yes those flight attendant days were both beautiful and beautifully challenging! I left after our second child was born because it became more and more difficult to leave them for days at a time. I do have some great memories, though.

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  2. Dear Elisa,
    What a pleasure to be here this bright and glorious morning! And I sure am very glad to meet someone who is hopelessly drawn to people with a little twinkle in their eye! With many warm hugs, Sharon

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    1. “How to Cross an Ocean,” what an intriguing name. I can’t wait to check out your blog. Thank you so much for the kind words and for the mention. I appreciate it so much!

      Elisa

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    1. You are so welcome. Our daughter is a senior in high school and my life has been consumed with graduation and future college plans. Once all the dust settles I hope to catch up with lots of blog reading, especially yours. Will the dust ever settle?

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  3. Elisa, have you been to Old Car City? (60 miles north of Atlanta) Mike Moats just held a workshop there recently. Here are some of the photos from the place: http://tinyurl.com/cn536bj He has posted lots of photos from there in past posts. There are six miles of cars scattered among wooded areas, etc. I thought of you when I read about the workshop. Mike posts lots of editing videos as well as the ones on his posts. 🙂

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  4. This is the first time I’ve stopped by your About page. Your picture is adorable above. I love your images and your sense of humor. I wish we were neighbors, I have a feeling we’d be good friends. Continued success to you!

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Our daughter snapped that one afternoon while we were all out and about in Atlanta. She has a much better eye than I do, I hope she continues to snap away. Yes, we do have much in common, maybe a visit one year. The same daughter will be attending USC this fall as a freshman, I’ll be westbound many times this year!

      Elisa

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  5. I came across your blog as it was highlighted on WordPress. I love your photos; each a unique shot. I especially love the one in your post “On the Rise”. Fantastic DOF.
    All the best from Brisbane, Australia. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so very much for your lovely comment and for your support! Brisbane! Worlds away from Atlanta, Georgia, but yet you seem so close. I didn’t realize I was highlighted on WordPress. If you have a moment to direct me where that might have been…I’m surprised!

      Take care, it was nice to hear from you.
      Elisa

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    1. Than YOU for sharing Sawyer! I’m slightly envious that he loves the camera. We have a Westie (Hildy) and a long haired Chihuahua (Bruiser) who turn and go running every time they see the camera come out. I’ll have to live my dog photo moments vicariously through your blog!

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    1. Hi Mary! Thank you very much for nominating me for the Wonderful Team Membership Award. I am honored that you would think of me for ANY award, let alone this one. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you through your beautiful blog!
      Elisa

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        1. Ha, what I need to put somewhere is that I’m an amateur photographer using a camera way over my head! I use the Nikon D600 and rely on my iPhoto for any adjustments. Someday I’ll wander into the photoshop world! Thank you for asking.

          Elisa

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  6. Ha, what I need to put somewhere is that I’m a <amateur photographer using a camera way over my head!
    If iPhoto works for you you should stick with it. Photoshop isn’t the holy grail of photo editing. If you are not happy with iPhoto try Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom or Apple’s Appature instead of a $600,- app that you use for 10%.

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  7. Hi Elisa, you have some really great photographs here. Especially enjoyed your shots from Ireland and the more recent sunset shots over the beach. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, much appreciated. I look forward to following your future adventures!

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  8. Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

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    1. Maureen, yes, I have a Westie named Hildy, and did you ever sum up her personality to a Tee – BIG dog in a small package. She’s playful, stubborn, loyal and so sassy. I’ve always said if there is a four legged creature out there who could possibly speak the English language it would be her, and I’m sure you and other Westie owners feel the same way. I’m so sorry your dog (it’s difficult to call a Westie, a dog) died last year, you must surely still feel her/his presence in every room of the house. Do you have any photographs? Hildy absolutely refuses to pose, won’t make eye contact and puts her head down just enough so I’d get a great shot of her collar. Little Minx! Let me know if you have a post about her, I would enjoy reading it!

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  9. Elisa, thanks so much for liking my post ‘Inspirational Yachtsmen (and Women)’, glad you like it. I see you have been to Ireland and my favourite peninsula, the Dingle peninsula. Stunning. Love your images and words, so here is a follow from me. MM 🍀

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    1. Hi Lindsey! So nice to hear from you. Glad you’re back and blogging again!

      Elisa

      P.S. Yes, I was a flight attendant years ago, and there are days that I wish I hadn’t left the friendly skies!

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    1. Hi again! I switched my blog theme and love everything about it except how the sidebar is designed….and no footer. If there isn’t a follow button at the top of the page on the “toolbar,” I’ve added a sidebar on my “about” page where there is a button. I hope. Now I’d better check!!!

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    1. I’ve been out of town, to sunny L.A. only to return to the cold, rain and wind! I hope you are in town long enough to experience at least one of Atlanta’s beautiful early spring days. Thanks for the mention….you’ve made me long for my old (and short lived) blog name!!

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  10. So glad that you stopped by my place, so I could follow this beautiful trail back to you! You have some show-stopping photos that I would have missed. I will be back for more 🙂
    P

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    1. Laura, I appreciate your thinking of me for your post on writing. It doesn’t come easy to me, never did, but when I do have a moment and feel the words forming in my head, I drop everything and start writing them down. I still find odd flyers and bills lying around the house with barely legible little snippets. You’ve truly motivated me to write more! You are a good friend,
      Elisa

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      1. I can’t remember how long now I’ve been following your work, but it’s always been kick ass. I’m just so glad to have crossed your path. You’re a good friend to me too and I’m always so happy to see your avitar on my blog.
        x Laura

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  11. Now here’s a lovely bright happy blog, I’m so glad I followed Ivor Prefontaine pointer to here. Hope you won’t me popping back from time to time, it cheered me up no end, not that I was in need of it. ❤

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  12. Remarquable pictures. You have a good eye. (I am always amazed at the incredible talent displayed in WP. Not everyone, but a lot of talent) Thank you! 🙂 Have a lovely week-end
    Brian

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