For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been vacationing with family in Mazatlán. It has been a wonderful time to relax, read, explore, eat good food, take photos and appreciate life. Whenever I am here, I am inspired and enlivened by the Mexican passion for life. There is a placard on the wall of a … More “The Ones Who Never Yawn”
“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas and land on barbarous coasts.” Herman Melville The attached images were edited with Snapseed and Tangled FX.
I’m on vacation with family in Mazatlán Mexico and enjoying the ambience of this charming old colonial city. Today my husband and I walked by the ruins of several ancient buildings. It was fascinating to look through the rusty ornate window grills into the the open air interiors. The attached images were edited with Snapseed, … More Inside Out in Old Mazatlán
One of my favorite iPad photo apps is “waterlogue”. Waterlogue can be used to take a picture, or edit an existing photo. It does a great job making a photo look like a watercolor, and it is mesmerising watching the transformation take place onscreen. The following images were taken with waterlogue, or edited with Snapseed … More Waterlogue
Over the holidays, my family and I visited the Desert Botanical Garden which occupies 140 acres situated on the southeast edge of Phoenix. It is a magical western landscape containing every imaginable variety of desert flora. Established in 1939 the Desert Botanical Garden exudes a southwestern mystical ambiance and soulful atmosphere. I love this place. … More Desert Botanical Garden
“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.” John O’Donohue The attached images were edited with Snapseed, Prisma and Tangled FX.
Yesterday my husband and I took a break from our usual routine. Early in the day we went to a matinee of “Coco” which is a movie full of wonderful color, warmth and music, and now one of my favorite animations ever! Later that evening we went to see Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo. It … More “Coco” and Phoenix ZooLights
Recently I listened to an NPR “On Being” interview with Mary Catherine Bateson. I love what she wrote about composing our lives: “I like to think of men and women as artists of their own lives, working with what comes to hand through accident or talent to compose and recompose a pattern in time that … More Artists of Our Own Lives
In a city famous for its sunny weather, November 2017 was officially the warmest November on record for Phoenix. … More Warmest November On Record in Phoenix
There is something so appealing about the dignified, prickly, stalwart and sometimes pugnacious nature of a cactus. … More Crazy About Cacti