Category Archives: Family Matters

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

28 December 2012 Lens: Let me know which you prefer and why. Pens: WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge is about the way in which 2012 became a reality through an individual’s lens–an individual’s way of seeing their intimate and wider universe. … Continue reading

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Ziplining in Santa Cruz: My Thanksgiving Tribute

22 November 2012 Lens: I. Mount Herman Redwood Conference Center, California II. The Santa Cruz Inlet, California III. Stills from the Canopy Tour were possible, because we wore helmets with video cameras: Let me know which is your favorite and … Continue reading

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WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

19 October 2012 Lens: Pens: Silhouette is the theme of WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge. As I searched for an appropriate entry, I thought of the image in the Lens section. This photograph is a celebration with my grandchildren. The backlight … Continue reading

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WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

05 October 2012 Lens: Let me know which is your favorite. Pens: WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge had me shifting through my photographs for a few of life’s happiest moments: traveling with my grandchildren, viewing autumn flowers, and watching sunsets. While … Continue reading

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WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming (with the Mamas and the Papas)

13 July 2012 Lens: Let me know what you think about this photograph. Pens: WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge asks participants to focus on dreaming. Immediately, I thought about a simple image that is layered in meaning about life’s dreamy moments … Continue reading

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San Francisco, Part Two: de Young Museum and Japanese Tea Garden

11 July 2012 Lens: I. de Young Museum II. Japanese Tea Garden Pens: Regardless of the destination my travels are not complete without a visit to two places: a garden and an art museum. Each adds substantial enrichment to my … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Sauerkraut and my German Family Tree

22 November 2011 Lens: Examples of the Art Nouveau colony, Mathildenhöhe, which is preserved in Darmstadt, Germany, and taken during my travels in Germany in October 2005. Architect Peter Behrens’ design for the front of his home, 1901 Designed by Joseph Maria … Continue reading

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An Illuminating, Unforgettable Moment at the Tate Gallery

26 May 2011 Lens: Pens: My entire life has been encircled by artists and their works. I grew up with a talented mother (1919-2005) who was immersed in the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1950s and 60s. Not only did … Continue reading

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Home: Place, Space, Sanctuary, or…

31 March 2011 Lens: Pens: Most people do not live in the home of their childhood. Many of us have moved more than a handful of times. We’re able to recall rooms that sing with memories that might be sadly … Continue reading

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