Author: Paul

The silvery moon

This evening, thanks to an earlier nap, I am awake at 11:10 PM … which is quite unusual for me. Usually, I’m deep into sleep. However, I spent a pleasant few minutes watching the clouds pass in front of the moon, playing a bit of hide and seek. Heck! I didn’t even mind the few mosquitoes that stopped by for a snack. There was a light breeze, the temperature was quite pleasant, around 78 degrees. It was just nice to…

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This morning, I noticed that the temperature was a pleasant 68 degrees with only 60% humidity. I thought: What a great day for a morning walk. I grabbed my Olympus OM-D E-M1, and set out. Along the way, I passed my neighbor, Donna, who was out in her lawn, as usual, making sure that every blade of grass was the proper height and in its place. No stray leaves or anything are permitted! Her yard is always, and I mean always…

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Since about February of 1962, which was when I was born, travel to Cuba, for most Americans has been illegal. It is the ONLY country that we are restricted from visiting. There are, however, many people who have visited it illegally. You can catch a flight to any number of other countries, such as Canada and Mexico, and catch another flight to Cuba; however, if you were found to have a Cuban stamp in your passport, you could face hefty…

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Within Pisgah National Forest, parts of it very close to Vanessa’s house, there are a number of waterfalls. She had an appointment to get her hair done on Saturday morning and I, not being one to want to sit in a beauty salon, asked her about Catawba Falls and it’s proximity to her house. I’d been before, but didn’t remember the exact distance. She told me the distance, about 40 minutes away, but volunteered another location, Tom’s Creek Falls. She…

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Yes! India. I head there on December 5th, 2015. A few years ago, perhaps 3 or so, I met and befriended a young man from India. His name is Raj. We worked on the same team in Bank of America. We became good friends and I promised him that when, and if, he got married, that I would go to India to see it. Earlier this year, he told me that he was getting married on December 13th of this…

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Monday evening I was thinking about sunflowers and thought: Well, I haven’t been out to see the sunflowers since last year, I’ll drive out to Brattonsville, SC and check them out. They ought to be pretty “sunny”. I checked my Lightroom library and saw that it had been 2 years since I was there. Say what???  I couldn’t believe that – it seemed like it was only last July, not July 2013. Go figure. Anyway, away I went. It’s about a…

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