Posts Tagged ‘postaday’

Blackout Curtains

I used to wake up in darkness. I spent more than eight years getting out of bed with blackout curtains draped over our bedroom windows.

They were necessary. They helped me fall asleep for my graveyard shifts. Just like 32 oz. of coffee helped me jumpstart my brain before sunrise.

This morning, I watched sunlight peeping thru the blinds. I listened to my dog snoring on my knee. I spotted my husband buried under the covers.

My body has shifted. I’m sleeping past sunrise.

Sun Salutations
I worked on my yoga practice in our new backyard this morning.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

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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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

Gaudi’s mosaic masterpieces dazzled me at Park Güell in Barcelona.
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My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

“Low bridge, everybody down…”

Mark was tickled when the crew played the Erie Canal song during our boat tour on the Erie Canal.
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It was so cool to see the locks open and close on the water way that connects the Niagara River to the Hudson River. According to the boat tour’s website, 35 locks operate along the 363-mile canal. Vessels have been using it since 1825.

This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

I ended up in the newsroom twice on Independence Day.
Sunrise on July 4
I watched the sunrise over the Bay Bridge after I left the control booth. This view in the lobby is my moment of zen after producing a 90-minute news show.

Sixteen hours later, my Corolla crawled thru post-fireworks traffic on the Embarcadero. Then I walked thru the lobby for my next graveyard shift.

Outside of the newsroom, I like watching the sunset at the Moonraker in Pacifica.
Sidecar and sunset in #pacifica. I love living so close to the ocean!

This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sign Says

I spotted this sign near Haight and Ashby in San Francisco.
Sign Says

My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Sign Says.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

We drove down Highway 1 after my graveyard shift. I took a nap. I woke up when traffic forced our car to stop by the Pacific.
I love waking up to ocean views.
Beautiful views of the Pacific on our #SantaCruz hike

Our TGIF goals for Santa Cruz:

It was a tasty, beautiful ending to my work week.

It felt like we escaped the daily grind during this beach hike at Wilder Ranch.

This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape.

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Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood

Low tide at Ocean Beach.
My Neighborhood

My (late) entry for the Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

Home: Where the heart is.
Home. Where the heart is...
We finally microchipped Daisy.

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