Photo Friday: Textures

April 18th, 2014

Puzzle inspiration by Van Gough.

The The Starry Night Puzzle
Hubby worked on this puzzle. All by himself. 2,000 pieces.
Now we have a beautiful work of art for our home!

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Textures.

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Travel Theme: Clean

April 14th, 2014

Enjoying flowers and coffee inside an English garden at Seal Cove Inn.

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I love the dewdrops shimmering on these blossoms.

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Last year’s Half Moon Bay getaway on Memorial Day.

My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Clean.

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Photo Friday: Glorious

April 11th, 2014

A beautiful sunset in San Francisco.
#kvptgif : Watching the sunset. Only a few minutes from our house. Beautiful! #fb
By Ocean Beach.

My entry for Photo Friday: Glorious.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

April 8th, 2014

A blessing for travelers.
Blessing for travelers
On our day trip to Mexico, I spotted this 75-foot statue of Jesus off the highway leading to Ensenada.

The calm before a fight.
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Inside the bull ring at Museu Tauri in Barcelona.

Butterflies before my first lecture.
Setting up for my lecture
A studio inside St. Petersburg State University.

My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold.

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Photo Friday: Reflection

April 5th, 2014

Hanging out at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont.
Hanging Out

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Reflection.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

April 2nd, 2014

Craving hot weather.

Travel memories…
We left our sweaters back in the hotel when we wandered around Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) in Barcelona.
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I love this shot of Hanna – caught in the middle of a thought. We had a blast celebrating her birthday in Spain. Also – we were grateful when she translated our questions and food orders.

I managed to order clara and cava at bars, on my own, by the end of the trip.

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Tourist bonus: cached maps on our smartphones synched up with GPS signals. We didn’t need cell phone service. It’s like having a live map when you’re navigating thru twisty alleys in Barri Gòtic!


A busker entertained us as we waited to go inside the Picasso Museum.

This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life.

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Travel theme: Statues

April 1st, 2014

My mind is wandering. I am ready for another travel adventure. Anywhere but here. Some place sunny.

St. Petersburg was quite lovely in September. My Russian colleagues thought I needed a heavier coat when it rained. The wet weather balanced out with the balmy last days of summer, melting into autumn.

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A hallway of statues inside the Hermitage.

I also enjoyed summer in Montreal.
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The cobblestone streets of Old Montreal reminded me of Paris.

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Travel theme: Work

February 21st, 2014

Roasting chicken at Los Caracoles in Barcelona, Spain.
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Selling fish at the Mercado de Pesce in Ensenada, Mexico.
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Making a movie near the Kronverk Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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My entry for today’s Travel Theme: Work.

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Quickie

February 20th, 2014

I know. Long time.

My life at work – all Olympics, all the time. I’m producing the Olympic Zone show. It airs before NBC’s primetime coverage of the Winter Games in Sochi. I’ve always wanted to work on a show like this.

Also – I’m always tickled to see my former coaches by the railing, mentoring the new generation of skating stars.

Outside of the newsroom…

I’m keeping up with my bootcamp classes.

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Feels like Winter

December 1st, 2013

In the newsroom…
I’ve wrote about big rigs spinning out on slick icy roads.
I cut video of snow dumping on Midwest highways and neighborhoods.

Then I enjoyed California’s version of winter with my mother-in-law. This is Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse
It’s always a pleasure to see visitors dazzled by sun-kissed beaches and the deep-blue surf.

What’s the weather like in your neighborhood?

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