September 25, 2020

Tucson. April, 2013

I have run past this mosaic lizard many, many times. It’s on my “running route” along the dry Santa Cruz riverbed, just where a welcome water fountain sits. And as much as I love seeing it, I never have my camera with me as I run. Until this last visit when I made a point of bringing along my trusty Canon point-and-shoot.

September 24, 2020

Gloucester, MA. July, 2013

Our friend Mary takes such good care of our Gloucester gardens. And I take good care to cut flowers and arrange them from time to time. Seen here, a small bouquet with old roses, wild daisies and a beautiful green shade of zinnia, one of three arrangements I put together, laughing, for a July wedding.

September 23, 2020

Split, Croatia. October, 2012

The flower market on an early autumn morning. Chrysanthemums, of course. Such colors and abundance.

September 22, 2020

Giudecca, Venice. October, 2012

Grass? In Venice? Open space, too? Yep, if you’re willing to take a two-minute boat ride across the channel to the island of Giudecca. Relatively free of tourists, this blessed respite from the crowded mainland offers quiet neighborhoods, restaurants that natives frequent, room to breathe, room to move. I’ve stayed on Giudecca each time I’ve traveled to Venice and I always will.

September 21, 2020

Watertown, MA. July, 2013

Meet two artists. Standing on their creation. Danny (right) and Jon removed my rotting wooden front steps and replaced them with a beautiful set of brick-and-granite stairs and walkway. Here they are having just finished their work on a “heat advisory” day of temperatures in the 90s with humidity pushing the “feels like” close to 100. Good guys.

September 20, 2020

Kotor, Montenegro. October, 2012

What is Dr. Blake doing? I guess you can’t take the physicist out of the boy even if you’re halfway around the world. I think he told me it was some kind of water pump in one of this town’s many public squares. Whatever.

September 19, 2020

New York, NY. July, 2011

Always surprises in Manhattan. Especially welcome are the visual surprises. Like this one. I now know what this means. Do you?