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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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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Winter Scenes

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The tide pulled at her hair

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Washington, DC; December 2014.

You can float around with me

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Washington, DC; December, 2014.

God knows I love her

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Mother. Sister. Washington, DC; December 2014.

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Does she sing because she knows?

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Muses in taxicabs. Washington, DC; December 2014.

Welcome 2015!

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Happy New Year!  Wishing everyone another year full of friends, family, laughter, and adventure!

 

My lady never told me of her sadness

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Keeping up with news around the country has been so painful the last few weeks.  Lots of love to New York City today.

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A few black and white shots from our visit this past weekend, taken mostly around Columbus Circle and Lincoln Square. November, 2014.

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It’s Friday, I’m in love

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Winter has been moving in this week, which can be so hard after the loveliness of summer and fall.  This year I’m trying to find ways to appreciate the colder season, instead of being taken over by the winter blues like last year.  I’m planning to cozy up inside with warm blankets, a steaming mug of tea, and maybe make a dent in my Netflix queue.  There’s an entire series of House Hunters International with my name written all over it.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Here are a few links to some great art and photography projects to get you through your Friday.

  • Beautiful long-exposure photos transform rush hour crowds into haunting forms. [City of Shadows via The Clothes Horse]
  • Nighttime timelapse videos in Moab, Utah [via BoingBoing]
  • Hot air balloons over Capadocia [Hiroaki Fukuda]
  • Dark Ice, Camille Seaman’s photos of iceburgs [Camille Seaman]
  • Glowing bike paths in the Netherlands [via De Zeen]

Were you sleepless?

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New York City, NY.  November 2014.

Lady, would you love me?

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New York City, NY. November, 2014.

Ate ice cream in a desert dream

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Through the city streets

Paris has many charms.  Monuments, palaces, parks, amazing food, and great shopping.  But I’m more than content just wandering up and down the city streets, admiring the buildings, and watching the hustle and bustle of people going on about their everyday lives.  Those city scenes are what I love most about Paris, and what I most look forward to about going back.

It’s Friday, I’m in love

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It’s been a long week.  I spent most of it in Dallas busy with a work trip, and I’ll talk a little about that next week.  Thanks for all your lovely comments on the posts about Spain.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be there right now?  Especially since there may be more snow in our future.  Oh well, I guess it means more time for snuggles and naps.

Here are a few last photos from Barcelona.  Hope you have a great weekend!

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Paris in black and white

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Last November, we snuck away for a few days in the Dominican Republic.  This year, as our jobs and schedules grow ever more hectic, I’m wishing for a few lazy days to wander around Paris with my guy.  We even went out for dinner at our favorite neighborhood French bistro over the weekend.  We had a fantastic evening, but still, I’ve found myself going through photos from our visit last year.  Here are a few black and whites.

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