This is the view outside my classroom right now. It's a rainy morning, the leaves are stunning, and the sky is a soft, misty, gray. Autumn speaks to my soul. Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love—that makes life and nature harmonize. -George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) The … Continue reading Rainy Day
It's interesting how a pile of rocks, under the right conditions, can turn out to be something beautiful and artistic. I'm talking about cairns. The word comes from a Gaelic term that means “heap of stones.” I was lucky enough to see an ancient and authentic Scottish cairn when I was in Edinburgh, Scotland with … Continue reading Cairns
California has all sorts of beautiful cities, no doubt about it, and San Francisco is definitely one of them. Magnificent parks, amazing food, a variety of cultures, awesome nightlife, lots of sports teams, interesting history... There's just so much to see and do in the "City by the Bay." While I have not been to … Continue reading San Francisco, CA
Summer's always a good time to travel, but since that's not wise this year, summer will have to be a good time to write about traveling and share some of my photos. I wrote a fun series of travel posts a couple of summers ago, so be sure to check them out. You can find … Continue reading Monterey, CA
I'm keeping things simple and light today, but also somewhat relevant for the times we're living in right now. Things being what they are, a lot of us are now working from home. Here's my desk at home. It's where the magic for this blog happens. I'll admit that I did tidy it up a bit. These days, … Continue reading My Desk at Home
I love taking photos and I like to write, so what a perfect way to accomplish my version of the black and white photography challenge that's been going around. Please have a look! Thanks!