Monthly Archives: July 2013

Bird Island

bird island

bird island2

Bird Island located in Point Lobos State Park is quite the sight. The photographs above show only a slight fraction of the possibly more than one thousand birds that nest and take refuge there. Aside from the seagull at the bottom right, the majority of the birds are Brandt’s cormorants.

It is quite the sight to see when coming upon it. The birds cluster together, and cover the island in blackness. There is an extremely pungent odor in the air, as you get closer.



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Beach From Above

beach overview

This was taken at Point Lobos State Park, from a hiking path above the beach, in the morning when the mist hovered over the hills.


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Sunday Scenes – July 28, 2013


My getaway was wonderful, filled with family love, wonderful hiking adventures in stunning settings, food, laughter and so much more.


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I am on a mini getaway, compliments of my brother and sister-in-law. My birthday (a big 70) is Thursday. They have paid for my transportation and for a stay in a stunning Victorian B&B, about two blocks from their home, in a room with a king-sized bed, and gorgeous Victoriana.

They want to spoil me, and make me feel special (which I do, and not stay in their home due to its being a small cottage.

I have decided not to bring my laptop, and to just enjoy the time without blogging. I am not posting anything that has been written ahead of time and saved to be published. I will return on Sunday.

Take care! Have a good week!


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Friday News – July 19, 2013


My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.

Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs.”
Rudyard Kipling

I reviewed Hanns and Rudolf.

I wrote a short piece: Scent of the Moment.


Leora posted a beautiful photograph “Abundance or Small Change“, which shows her daughter’s delicate hands holding change/coins.

Hannah interviewed the writer Ke Payne.

Freya wrote a sharp piece about siblings: Trick Cyclist

Women of the Wall continue their struggle.

Everyone Needs Therapy wrote about The Tricks of Sociopathy

Visit Kindertransport, an informative website.


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Abundance: Life Within


This week’s Thursday Challenge is “Abundance”. My photograph reflects the abundance of life within. This can be perceived many ways, such as life within a family (my definition), a life beginning that has not been birthed, life and its pathways, and other meanings you might ponder.

Visit Thursday Challenge to see more photographs depicting “Abundance”.


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