Galiano Island, BC, Canada

It was five years ago this week that theTravelsketcher and I visited Galiano Island, so I’m taking a break from writing about France to share some photos and thoughts of this gorgeous location. Galiano Island is located in the Gulf Islands at the southern end of the Strait of Georgia, between Vancouver Island and mainland... Continue Reading →

Getting Settled in France

We arrived in France on Monday, March 14th, and have settled into our rustic, little cottage near Torchamp in Normandie. Torchamp is pretty much a wide spot in the road. We wanted to escape the hectic pace of the city to find some peace and quiet, and we have done just that. Here are a... Continue Reading →

A Walk In My Neighborhood

As some of you may know, we are getting ready to move to France in a few weeks. Our visas have been approved, our condo has sold, and now our biggest hurdle is working out the details of getting our cat, Neville, to France. But that seems to be falling into place, like everything else.... Continue Reading →

Yosemite National Park

On October 1, 1890 thanks to the efforts of John Muir, over 750,000 acres surrounded by the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests became Yosemite National Park. The park is incredibly diverse and includes lakes, streams, granite cliffs, waterfalls, meadows, plants, towering trees, animals and much more. Yosemite Falls We visited in April, 2018 and the... Continue Reading →

Leach Botanical Gardens, Portland, OR

Portland has some beautiful botanical gardens including Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens and Elk Rock Gardens, but my favorite is Leach Botanical Gardens. This beautiful, sixteen acre property was originally the home of John and Lilla Leach, who purchased a portion of the plot in the early 1930s. Their original home, a charming stone cottage, still... Continue Reading →

Images in Yellow

Thanks to Jess at I’ve Been Travelling Blog, I’m focusing on a specific color again today; yellow. Sunshine, warmth, flowers and some foods are the first things I think of when yellow comes to mind. Here are a few of my favorite photos in yellow. Kayaking off San Juan Island, WA Flowers at Mt. Rainier... Continue Reading →

Images in Green

Here’s another post inspired by Jess at I’ve Been Travelling Blog. This week, I’m posting thoughts and images of the color green. For many, nature may be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of green, as it is seen so prolifically in the world around us. Others may think of money, greed,... Continue Reading →

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