The last bookshop.

A second visit to this bookshop bought forth more delights. People seemed to especially enjoy selling their used books  as one of the last places in LA still buying books.  The inventory quickly overflowed the shelves, and at the end of our lease June 2011 the Last Bookstore moved to the…

I went to the Zoo, zoo, zoo, how about you, you, you?

Taking photographs as I travel is an everyday occurrence for me. Some days the creativity flows, other days I become a bit blasé and just don’t ‘see’ Its rare that happens, but it can.A visit to San Diego Zoo a few years ago was inspirational and I planned the trip this year with the knowledge that I…

Belly rings and Toe rings.

Not for me. I really don’t do public transport. Theres no need in our small town and the closest I get to is to get on a jet plane.It was a really interesting trip today. The day cost us $4, but we found out later that we could have paid $2 each because we’re both…

Back to Typepad.

I've been using my web page blog for the past two months simply because it is easier to add photos as I travel. In some countries Typepad is blocked and I'm unable to use it at all. I'm debating whether I should return to typepad, any feedback?

Sunday Continued.

It was quite surprising to find a large body of people kneeling, praying and chanting on the road of one of the busiest districts in LA. At first it seemed that bystanders were just plain interested but as the crowd grew larger, negative comments were being shouted from the crowd and I could see that…

Sundays finest.

Its Sunday and historic downtown Los Angeles has put on its sunday finest.The sun shone, loud Mexican music was broadcast on huge speakers  and families dressed in their sunday best shared the pavement with chic  apartment owners and their small dogs and those who live on the streets.Contrasts indeed. …

Traveling and teaching and anxiety.

Strange but true. One of my apprehensions  left over from my ‘Pathetically shy’ years is talking on the phone… I will do anything to avoid phone calls.That makes life a little difficult when you are in business.The other thing is preparing documents as I travel.For instance, sometimes I have to send information on quilts or…

Contrasts.

I visited Dubai in the first week of september and photographed the workers on the dock at Dubai Creek. Mid September was India, New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Gwalior, Varinasi, the colors, the beauty and the sadness. October, Rome, Sulmona, Venice, Florence, Tuscany my…

I’m smiling.

I’m smiling, I talked to Mr Kaiden our 2 year old Grandie and Daughter Callie this afternoon, she almost jumped down the phone with excitement at our phone call.Can you tell I’m missing our little people. (a lot) In the mean time, the messages from Houston keep flowing, completed projects are shared…

Blackbirds in the sky.

Its early, still dark and theres a pre dawn chill in the air. Our window is 30 ft long, the full size of our suite and I never get sick of looking out and  bringing the outside in so I never close curtains.My house doesn’t have curtains.I lived in a satellite city called Elizabeth from…