Daydreaming of travel.....


view from the Eiffel tower

sweets shop , Paris

Align CenterJust over two years ago , my husband and I moved from Maui Hawaii to Northern California
( why
did we do that ?...... )
and on our way we went to Europe for 2 months, since all our stuff was in storage , visiting France and Italy.
We spent a good part of our time on a couple of farm/homesteads , me doing gardening and my husband doing woodwork , in trade for staying with these very fun , sweet and generous folks , staying in amazing old , ancient really , stone houses and working on our french all the while ... We went through the organization, WWOOF . I also did this kind of traveling 10+ years ago when I went to England for 6 weeks and Ireland for 4 months. I've also traveled to Bali , Thailand, New Zealand , Hawaii many times , Mexico , Guatemala , needless to say , I've got the travel bug pretty bad.. I've been daydreaming of traveling again lately . I would love nothing more than to get on a plane and fly some gorgeous place in the Mediterranean , camera in tow , and just wander . Since we moved here 2 years ago , the farthest I've gone is to San Francisco which is only about an hour away.
Anyway, I was looking through my Europe pictures last night and decided to revive some of them from my archives.so here they are ... we can armchair travel together :)


Two Pears

Study of Two Pears

by Wallace Stevens

Opusculum paedagogum. The pears are not viols, Nudes or bottles.They resemble nothing else.
They are yellow forms Composed of curves Bulging toward the base. They are touched red.

They are not flat surfaces Having curved outlines.They are round . Tapering toward the top.

In the way they are modelled There are bits of blue.A hard dry leaf hangs . From the stem.

The yellow glistens.It glistens with various yellows,Citrons, oranges and greens Flowering over the skin.

The shadows of the pears Are blobs on the green cloth. The pears are not seen. As the observer wills.


Peacefulness of Lavender

Today I would just like to skip work and lay in a field of flowers and watch the bees.



just a few pictures from around the house ....
playing with short aperture :)


Aloha Festival

The Aloha Festival this weekend.
So much great music and Hula.
and so much fun Aloha spirit :)


Summer Carnival Rides

We went to the County faire for a day...
Lots of sun , so much color ... smells of caramel corn and cinnamon rolls ,
although we had Gyros for our treat ....
and managed not to loose my camera on the Tornado ride :)