San Juan Bautista

Near Monterey, stands a mission along the California Mission Trail. It also stands on the San Andreas Fault! San Juan Bautista is a beautiful, small mission founded in 1797. Below is the church. Some of the┬átiles┬áthat make the floor have paw prints of cats that walked over them while they were drying, over 180 yearsContinue reading “San Juan Bautista”

Silhouette

He’s probably the sweetest member of our family. He’s been with us for only five months less than Ash has (almost 10 years!). They’ve grown up together and because of that, he doesn’t mind being around little kids. Adults on the other hand. . . We’ve been feeding him for ten years and he’s stillContinue reading “Silhouette”

Beauty Everywhere

Even under foot. When we took a tour of the US Capitol we were awestruck at the beautiful architecture, columns, paintings, ceilings, sculptures, the cupola, and even floor grates. I could stare at this for a long time. I love the symmetry. It looks like it’s a fibonacci sequence. Maybe that’s why it’s relaxing toContinue reading “Beauty Everywhere”

Autograph

We’re back at the bowling alley. The girls were attending a birthday party and one of the party favors was a water bottle shaped like a bowling pin. So they all put their own names on their pins. This was back when Ash was 6 and signing her name was still a novelty. So muchContinue reading “Autograph”

Little Feet

There’s something about little feet. When it’s baby feet, just the little toes can set you off. Then you put the little feet in cute little shoes. Then you put the little feet in little-sized adult-type shoes, like these little bowlers. But then they grow up to be teenager feet and maybe start smelling aContinue reading “Little Feet”

Back against the wall

I found another great wall in the downtown Fayetteville area. My girls have always been willing subjects, and you can tell my youngest was striking a pose. On another note, I have ten more days of the year-long challenge! I started on 01 Feb 2016 editing a picture a day. In some ways it hasContinue reading “Back against the wall”