Revisiting A Glorious Performance

In April, 2017, we attended am extraordinary concert at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. I blogged about it in more detail than usual because I found it so incredibly moving. The concert featured the work of pianist Denis Kozhukhin, and his encore was transcendent. That encore performance remains, to this day, the single most presentation of beauty I’ve ever… Continue reading

A Rainy and Cold Spring in the Pacific Northwest

This spring has been incredibly rainy and astonishingly cold compared to Springtime in Atlanta or even here last spring. We’ve had mornings in the high 30’s in May! And we have had a total of almost 40″ of rain here at the house this year so far. Storm after storm rolls in from the Pacific Ocean. Here is a four-picture… Continue reading

An Unexpected Incursion Has Taken Place in the Flower Garden

Every morning and evening Steve feeds the birds in the flower garden. They expect it. They frequently gather at breakfast and dinner time awaiting their meals. And, frankly, Steve delights in feeding them. We have a lot of small birds, doves, what we call quirky birds (They are the largest birds and prefer to walk or, more typically, run, and… Continue reading

Had a Good Laugh Remembering This

We just had a good laugh remembering this experience in our lives: Pepé Le Pew (Who remembers him?!) Years ago now, when we lived in Los Angeles, Steve applied for a life insurance policy. The company sent a nurse out to our home to take a blood sample. When she arrived, she was very pleasant and cordial, but she had… Continue reading

Buying a New House Is Never Simple

Buying a new house is not as simple as just purchasing a place to live – as if that is a simple process. You then have to “make the place yours,” which goes well beyond deeds, lawyers, lots of money, and moving your stuff into the property. You personalize the new place – make it reflect your taste and preferences.… Continue reading

Storm + Ocean + Sunset + Time-lapse

We have had a very wet winter thus far – numerous storms coming in from the ocean. Yesterday we had storms coming and going with such speed the actual weather events looked as if they were a time-lapse. The clouds were moving incredibly fast. After dinner I noticed the clouds looked especially dramatic. Additionally, sunset was fast approaching, and initially… Continue reading