Lake Titicaca

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We spent a few days in and around Lake Titicaca, sleeping on its shores in Puno, floating around on Uros, beautiful islands entirely constructed of reeds, and having a lovely lunch on Taquile, where I bought a beautiful woven bracelet that I still wear every day.

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Wanderings: Peru

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Winter seems to be extending her icy hand into March, and since we’re still a week away from longer days, I thought it might be fun to share a few photos from greener days.  Several years ago we spent a couple of weeks traveling around Peru.  It was an absolutely magical adventure, spanning emerald mountains, golden deserts, massive lakes, and wild rocky coasts, forcing us to stretch the limits of our abilities in Spanish, brave foreign cross-country bus trips, and cope with headaches and aching lungs while hiking at high altitudes.  They were a couple of the best weeks of my life.

Here are few photos taken around Cuzco and Lima.

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Winter’s glow

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Three hours of daylight, all of them gray

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New York City.  February 2015.

The devil’s resting place

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While we were in California last month, we made a couple of spooky drives through Pacheco Pass, a somewhat dangerous stretch of highway in the Diablo Range that is rumored to be haunted.  Not surprising with all the lonesome, twisted trees dotting the landscape.  One afternoon, as we wove through the twists and turns of the highway, I thought I caught a glimpse of a robed figure standing by a creek along the side of the road.  We were around another bend before I could get a better look, but thinking about it now still gives me a delicious little chill.

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100 Happy Days

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Have you heard of the 100 Happy Days project?  Its a social media experiment where a person takes a moment every day to acknowledge one moment or thing that made them happy that day, no matter how big or small.  These little happinesses are shared daily via social media as updates or photos.  I love photo-a-day projects, and love watching those friends of mine who engage in them grow as photographers and find new energy day-to-day in pursuit of subjects and inspiration.  My brother is in the midst of his second 365 project, and my gorgeous friend Sarah, pictured here, is several months into her 100 Happy days project.  If you’d like to know more, here are links to 100happydays and the 365project.

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Ah, girl

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Fantastic day out shooting photos with this gorgeous girl around the modern wing of National Gallery of Art.

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Happiness hit her

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Touch the sky

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Having fun with reflections in the water on a short hike out to Mirror Lake.

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