Saturday, May 18, 2013
The buttercups this year are a good two and a half weeks late. I know this because every year I drive past the fields in this area on a daily basis during the last week of April for an annual gig I have up in Baltimore and I always notice the buttercups. They weren't out at the usual time this year, but they are definitely out now.
That's the Red Door Country Store off in the distance in the picture below.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I used to be a blogger who blogged, but then I sort of stopped. Some things changed in my life and I no longer felt the need to amuse myself by posting photos and telling little stories about them. I joined Facebook and it somehow seemed a little more fun, more sociable and immediate. It's instant gratification for those increasingly frequent times when I'm either too exhausted or lazy to leave my house to get together with people in my spare time.
But most of the photos that I take are not of people's faces, so I figured it would work better for me to post those pictures here. If this stuff is still online twenty or thirty years from now, it will be fun to look back at all the fun I've had over the years, and to appreciate my survival of all of the not-so-fun things I've been through as well. Some of the more random stuff that I've put up in the past is a secret reminder to me of something else that was going on at the same time, which nobody but me needs to know about. So there!
Anyway, to kick things off, here's a list of posts that I just finished assembling. They are of my trip to Paris last summer - a very pleasant topic to blog about, and a gap in my blogging existence that I wanted to fill. It may seem like I posted them a year ago, but that is because I back-dated them. They just got finished today and I made this list of links so that they can be looked at in chronological order from start to finish.
So here you go, just click on the title of each one:
July 2, Arrival in Paris
July 2, First Day of Sightseeing
July 3 Montmartre and Sacre Coeur
July 4, Eiffel Tower
July 4, Marmotten Museum
July 5, Evening Stroll
July 6, Practicing, Orsay Museum, Jazz Night
July 7, Rue Cler, Orsay, Final Concert
July 8, Versailles, Cite de la Musique, Champs Elysees
July 9, Musee de l'Orangerie, Louvre, Notre Dam, Bercy Village
July 10, Giverny and the Arch of Triumph