After a hurried holiday breakfast and a few lingering embraces with the rest of our family, my daughter and I headed for the airport and boarded a waiting plane to Paris – traditional Christmas celebrations would have to wait until next year. I’ve always wanted to experience life in Paris during the holidays, and a […]
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light. ~ Leonardo da Vinci
Three crowded expressways, a couple of darkened blocks through Hollywood, one steep drive up what seemed like a small mountain range later, and I had finally reached my 5:30 am destination at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. The unknown perils of wandering alone in a dark park across the country from my home […]
I think about Paris when I’m high on red wine, I wish I could jump on a plane. And so many nights I just dream of the ocean. God, I wish I was sailing again. ~ Jimmy Buffett Not familiar with Jimmy Buffett? He is a popular U.S. singer songwriter famous for his ability to […]
I didn’t expect the Berkeley side of the San Francisco Bay to be so mind-bendingly beautiful. Like many other travelers, my husband and I combine sight-seeing with exercising, usually by taking a power walk around the area. The hiking trails located throughout the bay side of Berkeley, California, northeast of San Francisco, made it easy […]
The pull of the sea, a magnetic sunrise, passion for living.
It’s daybreak on Venice Beach and the sun targets the local pier for a hit of warmth and color. The weathered structure is suddenly transformed into art, light accentuating the etchings worked by the sea and the beautiful symmetry of its industrial design. In a few hours the same sun will bleach the cement […]
As the sun sets she becomes greedy. She scoops up her riches and keeps them close until the gentle release of nightfall into dawn, when she relents, lightly dusting the earth, shimmering. Bejeweled.
We wake and sleep, daydream and doze, and the world continues to chug along.