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La Maison du Chocolat (NYC 2012)

La Maison du Chocolate

As soon as I knew I was definitely vacationing in New York City this year, La Maison du Chocolat was at the top of the list of places to visit.  It was a must see … a do not miss … a visit regardless of anything else (I have Fritos and Foie Gras to blame [...]

Firefighter Memorial, NYC 2012 (Photo Friday)

911 Firefighter Memorial Plaque, NYC

  There are no words that can describe how I felt when I saw this memorial plaque while on vacation in New York City. Instead, I’m going to say to be sure to enjoy your day, the people you’re with, and try not to get too wrapped up in the little things of life. Have [...]

PF: Toby in 35mm f/1.8

Toby

Photo Friday is my day to share my photographs of the moment and my thoughts associated with them. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoy sharing them. Have I mentioned my vacation is coming up soon?  Oh, I know I have.  It is getting so close that I am getting undeniably [...]

PF: Knitting

Knitted Pouch

Photo Friday is my day to share my photographs of the moment and my thoughts associated with them. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoy sharing them. I know this Photo Friday is two days late, but I’ve been wanting to share these pictures with all of you. Since I make [...]

The Fairy Garden

Fairy Garden

It’s winter here in Louisiana and the pictures I took of my overgrown old vegetable garden are a not-so-long ago memory of what I fancy my “fairy garden.”  Do I think fairies really live there?  No.  But the morning glory with its rising tendrils and wayward shape gives it that impression, or maybe that’s just to [...]

Out with the Old, In with the New

New Kitchen Baskets

Photo Friday is my day to share my photographs of the moment and my thoughts associated with them. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoy sharing them. I love new kitchen gear.  I’m in a constant search for ways to make my kitchen more organized, more efficient.  Sometimes I succeed.  Sometimes [...]

The Singer

the singer-3

As we’ve been working through the animals in my backyard lately (and insects too), I thought I’d share The Singer with you.  He likes to sit in the corner of my fence, puff out his chest, and give that opera-diva look. A good throat stretch gets the muscles ready to belt out his tune. And [...]

That D$%! Cardinal Captured

cardinal may 2011-3

Photo Friday is my day to share my photographs of the moment and my thoughts associated with them. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoy sharing them. The same day I was shooting pictures for The Singer post, I spent the weekend outside with the dogs.  May was a month of [...]

The Greedy Squirrel

Photo Friday is my day to share my photographs of the moment and my thoughts associated with them. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoy sharing them. Every time I sit down to write this post, I put it aside because something better comes along. And this week I decided to [...]