Author: Paul

I spent a pleasant few days in Santa Clara, California. I was attending a conference for work. I learned quite a bit. Fortunately, for me, the hotel was located right on the edge of a salt marsh of the San Francisco Bay. I had the opportunity to walk, photograph, and enjoy the surrounding area before the days events started. Also, as a bonus, since Pedro lives in nearby San Jose, I got to have dinner with him and his wife…

Well, I had planned to attend the Peter Turnley workshop in Cuba at the end December, but I took too long to make up my mind, trying to decide between going/not going, going in December, or waiting until February. But, if one waits long enough, things will resolve themselves. 🙂 I finally decided on December 30th. I wrote the check, let it sit on my desk for a couple of more days while I reconsidered if I wanted to do…

Well, some color has finally come to the piedmont. There are splotches of color throughout the forest, some yellows, some reds, even a few oranges here and there, but not the Florida kind! 🙂 This morning there was a bit of fog, so I skipped the usual walk and headed to the lake, hoping that there would be quite a bit of fog there. There was some, though not quite a bit. What was there lended a nice pastel feeling…

Last year it seemed that I was always in another country or heading towards one. This year, it was about doing a bit of redecorating around the house and having some repairs done, but I still managed to hop on a plane or two. I’ve been to NYC twice, both for work – April and August. I went to San Francisco to visit my son, Pedro, at the end of July. That’s it so far. Not bad. However, the remaining…

Well, there are not geese nor ganders in this picture, but it is always worth it, for me, to have a gander at this retention pond. On this particular morning, I startled a few ducks that were swimming about. They didn’t fly far, just to the other side of the pond, but I appreciated their flight. 🙂

The other day at the halfway point of my walk while I was wandering about and taking a few pictures, I heard a quite audible – “thunk”!. Next, a sort of “plop” as a sparrow fell to the sidewalk next to the windows of Marble Slab Creamery. The poor birdie was quite a bit dazed and confused. He kept shaking his head, trying to get his bearings, and get himself back in business. As I approached, I saw that there…

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