travel: paris – sacre-coeur

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris is set on the highest point in Montmartre. As I visited it […]

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travel: paris – palais garnier, tapestries

Last one I promise. My favorite part of the Palais Garnier (Paris Grand Opera) was a lobby that had exquisite […]

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travel: paris – palais garnier, opera

They were rehearsing when we visited the Opera so we only had a quick moment to view the auditorium and […]

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travel: paris – palais garnier, looking up, looking down

looking up looking down up down up down up down (now this… I looooooove!) UP… love this too. The guard […]

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travel: paris – palais garnier

I’m still going through pictures from last year’s trip to Paris and Greece. My daughter and I saw a lot […]

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travel: greece – the water in katakolo

Spring of 2015 was one of the most amazing times of my life. My daughter Avia and I traveled in […]

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Travels san Diego

A few delightful days looking at art and spending time with family.  And a little stitching on the side. 

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gratitude – beauty on my travels

color in the rain wall to wall windows with rocking chairs in the Seattle airport best seafood chowder I’ve ever had […]

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travel: paris street fashion

I’m taking a few minutes here and there to go back through my pictures of the trip I took this […]

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travel: paris – doors

The Association of Parisian Grocers.At least when the building was constructed, who knows who is there now? This is a […]

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travel: paris – doors and windows

Sometimes even the simplest door would have a beautiful detail in Paris.And sometimes there was so much detail that I […]

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travels: paris, the louvre and funny faces

Another thing that caught my eye and became a wonderfully fun treasure hunt was funny faces. I had one of […]

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travels: paris, the louvre and strong women

When there is so much to see, in such a short amount of time, it sometimes helps if you have […]

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travels: paris, the louvre – odd bits here and there

Once you start walking through the Louvre you realize how overwhelming such a collection can be. Almost any work here […]

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travels: paris, overwhelmed at the Louvre

Once I tore myself away from the stone tablets in the Islamic wing of the Louvre, Avia led the way […]

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travels: paris, the louvre in stone

Everything inside the Louvre is a treasure. The most overlooked artifact there would be a centerpiece of any smaller museum.Statues […]

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travels: paris, entering the louvre

It’s a BIG place. All the exterior pictures I’ve ever seen of the Louvre picture I.M. Pei’s pyramid in the […]

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travels: paris – on the way to the louvre

Or in this case – on the way to the Louvre. I’ve just decided that I need to print up […]

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travel: paris – doors and details

How many years does it take for a patina to be created then worn away? This building was somewhere on […]

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Travels: Paris street art

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travels: paris, the food!

Paris sweets tend to focus their variety on pastries, the cake like specialty cookies that I can’t remember the name […]

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travel: paris – le petit musée du chocolat

When you have your eyes open and aren’t glued to a map, or in a hurry to get somewhere, or […]

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travels: paris, the food – it’s all about the presentation

I think the Parisiens are very keyed into the visual language of beauty. They like to dress beautifully, trim their […]

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travels: paris – the food!

One of our favorite things in Paris was to hunt down any sort of treat that was recommended to us. […]

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travels: paris, notre dame – inside

It’s really, really, really big in there. (And much, much more crowded these days.) Every nook along the apse (the […]

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travel: paris, Notre Dame – west facade

The facade of the Notre Dame cathedral is truly impressive. There is a LOT of stuff up there. I suppose […]

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Travels: paris, notre dame’s gargoyles

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travels: paris, notre dame’s towers

Climbing towers – being UP – one of my very favorite things ever. Every time I travel my most memorable […]

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travels: paris, notre dame

One of the subjects I studied in college was architecture. It took a while to dredge up the names of the […]

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travels: paris, the bird and flower markets

Every Sunday, just east of Notre Dame next to the Isle de la Cite metro stop… you will find the Paris […]

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travel: paris – doors and windows

To be in a place, a building, people have inhabited for decades or centuries….It makes you think.How do they keep the building […]

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travels: paris, deyrolle – a cabinet of curiosities

Please see the previous post if you missed the introduction to this amazing shop in Paris. Deyrolle is a cabinet […]

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travels: paris, deroylle – a cabinet of curiosities

My daughter and extremely competent tour guide, Avia, had already been abroad in Morocco and Paris for a few weeks before […]

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Travels: Paris, the Eiffel tower

Avia and I usually wore ourselves out by early evening and would head in to our apartment to rest and […]

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travels: versailles, petit trianon and hamlet

Next stop on our Blue Bike Tour of Versailles was the Petit Trianon. First a residence of Madame de Pompadour, a […]

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travels: paris – Blue Bike Tours of Versailles

I had been advised that a bike tour of Paris should definitely go on the “must do” list but to […]

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travels: paris, versailles – Le Chateau

On a bright and beautiful day Avia and I escaped the city, hopped a train and explored Versailles. According to […]

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Travels: Paris, monuments

Lest you think I’m an amazing water colorist, which I am not, check out the Waterlogue App!  

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Travels: Paris, the cluny museum

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Travels: Paris, ste Chapelle

It impossible to get full pictures of most of the really spectacular structures here as there is no open space […]

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Travels: Paris, St. Eustache

I’m going to have to stop trying to get a whole day in one post. so simply, here is another […]

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Travels: paris day 2

Got some sleep! Beautiful day! Off with my daughter, the Paris Transportation expert, to the Puces de Vanves flea market […]

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Travels: Paris day 1

It is such magic to find yourself in another country, another continent, another culture. Paris is timeless and ancient but […]

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Travels: portland

   

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on the road: momentous occaisions

Haven and Ammon Simmons get married.

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on the road: snowbird Utah

snowbird utah, on top of the world.

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on the road: little wild horse canyon

One of my daughters found out about Little Wild Horse Canyonand suggested that we try it out. I love it […]

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on the road: goblin valley utah

Welcome to the moon, otherwise know as Goblin Valley State Park. We’ve all decided it’s our favorite Southern Utah Park. […]

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for your inspiration: lin ottinger’s rock shop

Located in Moab, Utah near Arches National Park, Linn Ottinger’s Rock Shop is a fascinating, fun, and funky place to […]

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for your inspiration: the beauty of rocks

During this road trip I spent time, as I always do in this landscape, gazing in wonder at the beauty […]

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on the road: delicate arch

Pictures almost never do this landscape justice. They can capture a little bit of the vastness and beauty of this […]

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on the road: moab and arches national park

I thought I’d be posting pictures during our recent family trip. If anyone has experience posting to WordPress blogs via […]

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On the road: the desert southwest

There are some landscapes that make my heart sing.  I drink them in like life giving water.   I take […]

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The Sketchbook Challenge Blog Hop – Giveaway

Welcome to another stop on The Sketchbook Challenge Blog Hop! Over there I’ve described a little bit of the inspiration […]

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One last fling

We got home, scrambled like crazy to get the kids ready, got them off to school then scrambled like crazy […]

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Road Trip Day 20-22: more driving

Heading East. On the way home. To be honest there weren’t any good pictures of Nebraska. We stopped for a […]

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Road Trip Day 19: driving

It’s time to head home. We are taking the freeways instead of the scenic back roads. That means Wyoming and […]

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Road Trip Days 16-18: family matters

We reached our destination and it was three days of family! The big girls were very excited to be home […]

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Road Trip Day 15: Arches National Park

Spent the morning rafting/wafting the Colorado river. Not much for rapids but we made up for it with lots of […]

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Road Trip Day 14: Goblin Valley

More Rocks!!! Driving from Capital Reef to Arches National Park you see spectacular scenery. It’s geology on parade. We made […]

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Road Trip Day 13: Capital Reef

Capital Reef National Park. It sounds so tropical. It preserves the water pocket fold – a prehistoric uplift of a […]

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Road Trip Day 12: Bryce Canyon

Spent the morning on top of the world at the summit of Brian Head, elevation 11,307. Then another morning of […]

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Road Trip Day 11: on the road

Williams, AZ Fredonia, AZ Kanab, UT Cedar Breaks, UT Brian Head, UT

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Road Trip Day 10: the Grand Canyon

More family, and more grandeur than one poor mind can hold.

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Road Trip Day 9: Route 66

We spent the day on part of the Mother Road, Route 66. Swing was our sound track and our afternoon […]

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Road Trip Day 8: Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial

Spent the day with my foster sister, Michele Peina, in Gallup NM. She is a talented Zuni artist and you […]

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Road Trip Day 7: Canyon de Chelly

A very early start. Sunrise over chimney rock. A hike down into Canyon de Chelly with our wonderful Dine’ guide, […]

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Road Trip Day 6: Mesa Verde

A day I’ve been looking forward to – Mesa Verde, CO. Seeing the work of the Old Ones.

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Road Trip Day 5: Big Sky & Back Roads

On the road all day, watching the landscape roll out before us. Seeing the flat, rich open fields of Kansas […]

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Road Trip Day 4: Wichita

The Keeper of the Plains in Wichita, KS. And cousins!

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