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South Dakota in Infrared

April 26, 2021 - I have finally found the perfect IR subject - THE WEST! The skies are the deepest blue and the rock formations provide t...
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Len Foote Hike Inn

January 29, 2021 - I was finally able to accomplish a huge goal of mine. I have been wanting to go to the Len Foote Hike inn for years. I c...
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Yellow Daisies

November 19, 2020 - The yellow daisy bloom at Arabia Mountain is INCREDIBLE. If you enjoyed the red algae bloom than this will be your jam!...
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Hiking in Buckhead

June 15, 2020 - Covid just had me doing more of what I like to do when there is not a pandemic in place, just with less people. I...
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Yellow River Game Ranch Re-opens

May 19, 2020 - The Yellow River Game ranch was in pretty sad shape before it closed for good a few years back. New owners came in, foun...
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Spring Break in Quarantine

April 20, 2020 - We had a reservation for a cabin in the woods at one of the state parks. I was calling every day and when the shelter in...
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Warwoman Dell

April 03, 2020 - The weekend before St. Patrick's Day, aka my favorite holiday, we went up to the mountains for some social distancing. W...
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Rome if you want to.

February 10, 2020 - Angela and I took our now teenage boys on a road trip to Rome. We planned on exploring caves but they were closed for th...
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Harvest Hunt 2019

December 03, 2019 - The wander woman hiking club decided this month to try something different. Instead of hiking a trail, we met up to do t...
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Optoutside

December 02, 2019 - Another favorite tradition of ours is hiking Black Friday. I don't like crowds, traffic or shopping so this is a no brai...
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Trwyn Du Lighthouse

November 27, 2019 - Our very last excursion in Wales was an unplanned one. The weather was especially good on our last day in Wales so Hayle...
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Film Friday Vol. 14

November 15, 2019 - It has been a while since I posted a film Friday. I finally caved and bought a Polariod One Step 2 after seeing the cons...
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Lighthouses of Europe

October 30, 2019 - There is no better way to see a foreign place than when you get to stay with a friend and have them chauffeur you around...
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Giant's Causeway

August 23, 2019 - A UNESCO world heritage site, the Giant's Causeway is incredible. It is made of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns cause...
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Dunluce Castle

August 21, 2019 - When Brigitte said, "do you want to see some castle ruins that were used in Game of Thrones?", I, of course answered, "H...
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Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

August 07, 2019 - This was the closest to feeling like we were back on our honeymoon in Maui during our 15 years of marriage. The water wa...
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Ballintoy Harbour

July 29, 2019 - We visited Ballintoy Harbour, also known in Game of Thrones as "the Iron Islands". Breathtakingly beautiful scenery. I c...
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Panther Creek

June 18, 2019 - This was a big check off my hiking bucketlist. It is an 8 mile hike and I heard it was a little tough so it took a while...
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Phinzy Nature Preserve

June 04, 2019 - I finally knocked another hike off my bucket list. Phinzy Nature Preserve in Augusta, GA is teaming with wildlife. It is...
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Hammock Camping

May 23, 2019 - For the past 2 years I have had hammock camping on my yearly goals list. This year I removed it and low and behold, I fi...
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Sandy Creek

April 07, 2019 - Knocked another nature center off my bucket list on this beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon.
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Minnewaska State Park, NY

April 05, 2019 - About an hour and a half north of New York City inside the Shawangunk Mountain ridge is one of the most beautiful parks...
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High Falls

March 15, 2019 - We wandered out of the infamous "wedge" and found sunshine and 75 degree weather. Those unfamiliar with Georgia climate,...
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Red Tide

March 14, 2019 - This time of year Arabia Mountain is a sea of red. The Diamorpha blooms in the rocky pools that cover this mountain. It...
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It Stopped Raining!

February 04, 2019 - Not only did it stop raining, but it got up to 59 degrees and sunny! Though this week we have had a house full of sickie...
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Throw Momma From the Train

January 17, 2019 - This is a fairly active track of railroad. The trestle has an easily accessible trail that leads straight up the side to...
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The D.H. Trail

January 15, 2019 - I love experiencing the Doll's Head Trail with new people. It changes every time I explore it so it is like seeing it fo...
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East Pallisades

January 04, 2019 - My long term exploring buddy sent me a text out of the blue and asked if I wanted to go explore something. I was plannin...
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1st Day Hike 2019

January 02, 2019 - It almost didn't happen, thanks to a rainy start to the morning and 4 episodes of American Gods but we did it! I knew th...
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Serious hiking with Sirius.

December 31, 2018 - How seriously handsome is Sirius?! I have always been a huge fan of Stone Mountain. Over the years it has become expe...
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Harvest Hunt

November 27, 2018 - I didn't think we were going to be able to squeeze this in this year. We had so much fun last year. The weather finally...
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Lullwater Preserve

November 20, 2018 - Hidden away in Atlanta, on the Emory University campus is an oasis in the middle of Decatur. I have tried and failed to...
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Bongoland

October 24, 2018 - Bongoland was a theme park in Port Orange, Florida from 1948 to 1952. It has a miniature train, replica of a Seminole vi...
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Viera Wetlands

October 15, 2018 - You would think we would have had our fill of animal adventures during our Florida trip but you would be sadly mistaken.
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Wesser Bald Fire Tower

August 27, 2018 - The road to Wesser Bald Fire Tower was just as picturesque as the hike. Several waterfalls dotted the way up the mountai...
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Infrared Round Up

August 20, 2018 - I have been lugging my IR converted Nikon around in my bag more often than not. Sometimes I don't have enough for a full...
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Film Friday Vol. 5

August 17, 2018 - We went camping, rafting and hiking in North Carolina. I have a feeling our Boy Scout days are coming to and end. This m...
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Canyon #2

August 16, 2018 - I managed to get another hike knocked out on my Canyon Climbers Club card. The first one was Tallulah Gorge, which I hav...
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Fainting Goats and Eagles Rest

August 13, 2018 - I am torn over the feeling that Summer is almost over and Fall is oh so close. I love love love fall but I feel like I h...
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Film Friday Vol.3

August 03, 2018 - Birthday weekend Polariods. Since these were taken, I have fixed the light leak! I kinda like the finger print on the...
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Seeing Red

July 28, 2018 - I was playing around with some infrared waterfall pictures I took last weekend. Sometimes waterfalls get lost in all the...
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Happy Birthday To Me!

July 23, 2018 - Today is my birthday. Here is the recap of how I spent the weekend forcing my husband to go on adventures. I had a w...
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Showing off the Peach State

July 16, 2018 - My friend from New York and her kids visited Georgia for the first time. They liked it so much that they made sure to st...
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North Georgia in IR

July 12, 2018 - Infrared photography allows you to see beyond what the human eye can capture on its own. The most easily recognizable tr...
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Still Loving my Lensball

July 11, 2018 - I keep a lensball in my bag at all times. The problem is half the time I forget I have it. Here is a recap of some of th...
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Laurel Ridge Trail

July 10, 2018 - This trail is great for trail running or hiking. It is not excessively hilly and mostly shaded. However I do not recomme...
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Friends Worthy of Film.

July 02, 2018 - Sometimes facebook is good for something. A couple of years ago I reconnected online with my childhood best friend. We l...
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Indian Seats

June 18, 2018 - I am at the tail end of my 100 mile challenge and Marie came up with the idea that we should change things up and go for...
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The Psych Center

January 29, 2018 - The Kings Park Psychiatric Center is less than 2 miles from my dad's apartment. Over the millions of years it seems he a...
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First Day Hike

January 02, 2018 - It does not take much arm twisting to get us to go hiking so participating in a first day of the year hike was a no brai...
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Playa Carrillo Costa Rica

November 22, 2017 - Another place that was insisted upon that we visit was Playa Carrillo. It was the prettiest beach we saw while in Costa...
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Old Car City

November 08, 2017 - *Warning* This post is picture heavy! My husband and I found ourselves with a very random fall Wednesday off of work...
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Monkey Massacre Memorial

November 02, 2017 - The legend goes... A circus train crashed in Duluth, Georgia (where I work) in the early 20th century. A few dozen Mo...
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Night Hike in the Cloud Forest (Costa Rica)

October 04, 2017 - When we arrived in Monteverde and at our eco-lodge I had hoped we would have time to check in and head straight over the...
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Mistico Park + La Fortuna Waterfall, Costa Rica

September 25, 2017 - Our first official excursion in Costa Rica was the rain forest hike w/ hanging bridges, waterfall and lunch. The tour wa...
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New Mason Mill Park Extension

September 19, 2017 - After spending most of the weekend in the yard cleaning up after Irma or selling popcorn for Boy Scouts I managed to sne...
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Tallulah Gorge and Goats on the Roof

September 12, 2017 - We had a grand plan on the books for weeks to hike the gorge this past weekend. I have hiked Tallulah Gorge countless ti...
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Mt. Yonah

May 01, 2017 - I finally got to hike Mt. Yonah! From this point to the top we hiked 1600' up the mountain. I had heard that this was...
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Magnolia Springs

April 10, 2017 - I have a quest to visit every state park in Georgia. I have not visited many in South Georgia. I recently tackled Mag...
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Abandoned Pickle Factory

April 05, 2017 - One of my most frequented spots along the South Carolina coast is this abandoned pickle factory. It is well known in...
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Cumberland Island Part 2- Water Ways

March 07, 2017 - Horses and deer were not the only things we spotted in the marsh on our hike to the beach. And it was a hike!...
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Wild Horses Couldn't Drag Me Away from Cumblerland Island

March 06, 2017 - Cumberland Island is one of the most pristine and wild places left in the states. You can only go by ferry (though I rea...
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Okefenokee Swamp

March 02, 2017 - The Okefenokee Swamp is one of the 7 natural wonders of Georgia. It is the largest blackwater swamp in North America fil...
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Horse Trough Falls

February 28, 2017 - What started off as a rainy day turned into a quick trip up to the mountains to throw up a tent somewhere and spend the...
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Valentine's Day Rebels

February 16, 2017 - Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that are meh. We don't do a lot but I do like to get flowers. We started the Wh...
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Sweetwater Creek State Park

February 09, 2017 - hiking I am not sure what the bigger draw is to this park. The ruins or the rapids. Both are pretty impressive. I hav...
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Throwing Stones

February 06, 2017 - Throwing stones, skipping rocks, picking up sticks. He could do that all day, everyday. The simplicity of childhood....
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Gateway Walk - Charleston

February 02, 2017 - At the very top of the list of favorite southern cemetery is the Gateway Walk in Charleston. Which is actually several c...
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Doll's Head Trail Revisited

January 23, 2017 - I am really enjoying the weather these days in the Atl. Don't get me wrong, I love winter. But I love 70 degree days wit...
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Art Along the Beltline

January 19, 2017 - I love how the public art projects along the beltline evolve. After a late lunch at Yalla in Krog Market I walked off m...
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Fort Yargo Drained

January 17, 2017 - The Lake is closed and drained for repairs and upgrades at Fort Yargo State Park. They hope to start filling it back up...
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Our first outing with Boy Scouts

January 16, 2017 - Little man is about to be a full fledged boy scout. Boy scouts is going to be a huge change. Boy lead, independent and...
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Springer Mountain

November 14, 2016 - Springer Mountain is the very beginning of the Appalachian Trail (AT). The drive up the mountain to the parking area...
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Brasstown Bald

November 04, 2016 - Brasstown Bald is the highest point in the state of Georgia. Located in northeast Georgia, the mountain is known to the...
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Lake Chatuge

November 01, 2016 - The next time we come here I will bring the kayaks. This would be a great lake to explore. I learned they purposely d...
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Bell Mountain

October 28, 2016 - Ever since I read about this mountain here, it soared to the top of my hiking bucket list. I can't believe I never hear...
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Wormslow Plantation

September 19, 2016 - Anyone who has ever seen a picture of Savannah will recognize this gate and these trees. When I ran the Rock-n-Roll H...
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Hemlock Falls

September 12, 2016 - As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood,...
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Etowah and a Goal Accomplished!

September 08, 2016 - I did it! I paddled 5 different rivers! We paddled the quiet section of the Etowah River through Dawson Forest. We p...
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Glassy Mountain

September 07, 2016 - Thanks to my friends at Wander North Georgia I found some new places to explore. Glassy Mountain is one of THE greate...
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Elachee Nature Center

August 24, 2016 - I love Bats! My daughter bought me a bat house for Christmas, still waiting for Shane to hang it up! In his defense, i...
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Pooles Mill Park

August 19, 2016 - Who doesn't love sliding down a rock waterfall? Upon arrival we were told there was a snake spotted in the lower po...
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The Edge of the World

August 18, 2016 - In North Georgia on Hwy 53 in Dawsonville just below a bridge lies a path along the Amicalola River that leads to the ed...
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Conasauga Snorkel

July 07, 2016 - I heard about the Georgia Conservancy's trip to snorkel in a river in northwest Georgia. I am not usually anywhere near...
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Anniversary Adventures Part 2

June 29, 2016 - travel Copperhill, Tenn I suffer from wanderlust. I am always looking for a vacation deal, planning a trip in my head...
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Anniversary Adventures Part 1

June 28, 2016 - travel We don't do big gifts to each other for our anniversary. What we do is experiences and travel. Our wedding was e...
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Constitution Lakes

May 30, 2016 - Constitution Lakes in East Atlanta is where the Doll's Head trail resides. It is also a pretty neat place on it's own....
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Doll's Head Trail

May 27, 2016 - This trail speaks to my love of all things creepy. I had heard rumors about this trail a long time ago and forgot abo...
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Stone Mountain Spring Break 2016

April 08, 2016 - It is spring break here in the metro Atlanta area. Normally it is warmer. We are actually getting a real spring this yea...
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What is...?... IT'S A BEAR!

March 15, 2016 - I had an insane amount of things going on over the weekend. This is where running long on the weekend starts to get hard...
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Pinckney Wildlife Refuge

March 10, 2016 - This weekend was another trip to the Carolina coast. I had to get a long run in while I was there and I was determined t...
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George Pierce Park

February 26, 2016 - Today's run began at Martins Farm. I left early enough to manage to get a parking spot here. This is my absolute fa...
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The Fog

February 25, 2016 - The weather people in Atlanta just plain suck. It was supposed to be sunny, warm and dry. What we got was fog, drizzl...
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The Suwanee Greenway

February 20, 2016 - This is where I run when I want to treat myself. So many options! There are 5 access points. For me the closest from...
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ghost town

February 02, 2016 - I found a ghost town on the internet. It was also only an hour away. I was really excited to go explore and hike around...
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Blood Mountain aka How I got my a** handed to me hiking

January 18, 2016 - My boss has been trying to gather a group of us to hike Blood Mountain to the shelter at the top on the Appalachian Trai...
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Chasing Waterfalls

January 12, 2016 - Lots of Goals for 2016. One is hiking a different trail every month, this also helps with cross training for my half. My...
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Run for your life

December 16, 2015 - Running is free therapy Well almost free...those shoes are quite pricey as you can see by my lack of muscle tone I h...
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#optoutside

December 10, 2015 - I am not a fan of crowds That is putting it mildly So obviously Black Friday is not my thing When REI announced they...
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Northern California

December 04, 2015 - Muir Woods From Redwood trees to wineries, what is not to love about this epic landscape My handsome husband (pre-bear...
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Point Reyes

November 26, 2015 - There is no place on Earth like Northern California My friend Beth moved there and I finally got to visit her This w...
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Romantic Weekend

January 21, 2015 - My step-father lost his battle with Cancer 2 months ago. My mother has never been alone. The holidays were very strang...
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Spring has Sprung

March 21, 2012 - http://mferphotography.blogspot.com/2012/03/mulberry-riverwalk.html I have been itching (literally with all this pollen...
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