After more than a decade of talking (and dreaming) about it… we finally made the move. September and I left the lovely midwest and its friendly people and moved to southern CA. This move allows us to be near our kids and grandkids (and to be less near snow, frost and ice scrapers).

The “Mountain”

I went to medical school in Seattle. I have so many fond memories of those years, but one of the fondest was walking to class and marveling at the great Mount Rainer. Though 60 miles away from Seattle, on a clear day “the mountain,” as locals refer to it, can easily be seen and admired. […]


It felt like an eternity that I sat with my tripod perched near an open window to capture this shot. Photo nerd data Canon EOS60D Focal 180 F-Stop 5.6 Shutter 1/1250      

The thing with spiders 2

My neck is fused so I can’t easily turn and look at a bedside clock to learn the time in the middle of the night. So, I purchased this lovely device that projects the time onto the ceiling.  Depending on which part of the celling that I point the beam, the resulting bright blue clock […]

The thing with spiders

A spider had spun a giant web in my garage. It was one of the most enormous and majestic webs that I have ever seen. This shot was taken in the early morning sun for light. For photo-nerds Canon EOS 60D Focal = 200 F-stop = 5.6 Shutter = 1/1200 Meter = 5

Don’t go!

DON’T GO!! Our dogs are homebodies and it is their strong preference that September and I be likeminded in this area. They have since learned the meaning of when the suitcases come out. As soon as they see the open suitcase, both dogs anticipate an act of abandonment and become visibly unsettled. Jane’s strategy is to continually […]