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Through The California Wine Country Wildfire & Pumpkin Patch at The Shed, Napa

I am typing this at my desk in my place in Napa. Pups and I got back here Sunday afternoon after a week of

Autumn Salad with Aged Goat Cheese, Pears & Bacon and Balsamic Shallot Vinaigrette

Indeed I am still here and enjoying Indian summer (several, actually, one after the other) here in the

Life in Napa | Dealing With A Forced Time-Out

Did you know that, in technological terms, a computer that is a mere seven-years-young is considered vintage?

Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe, O’ahu, Hawai’i

Located at the feet of the stunning Ko’olau Mountains, better known as the Pali (the distinctive narrow

Bathe In The Atmosphere Of The Forest With Instagramer Ellen Borggreve

A few months ago I discovered the exquisite forest photography of Ellen Borggreve. Since then I have not only

OSO Restaurant | Sonoma, California

Just over a year ago, I went out on a photo mission for the Boston Globe with specific requests for images of

Conan | The Sweet Chocolate Dobie

Meet Conan, the non-barbarian, super sweet Chocolate (the official color is Red) Doberman. This sweetie pie was

Forest Wonderland Cookies | When Baking and Art Meet

Aren’t these cookies exquisite? This is what happens when you state your theme, then give a talented

Life In Napa | The May Garden & Vineyard

So, how has your May been? Mine has been  much better, as in more fun. Things (projects) are still moving at a

Tabiano Castello | Italy

The medieval village of Tabiano Castello is one of the many such charming hill towns to be found in the maze of

Breakfast & Lunch at The Fremont Diner | Sonoma, California

This review has been a while in coming, but it was certainly worth the wait. Since spending so much time in

Monarch Knitting | A Treasure Trove in Pacific Grove, California

It seems that Carmel is not the only place on the Monterey Peninsula with a claim to treasure troves. As I was

Behind The Photo | Lady Of The Lake, Lana’i

A few years ago, while visiting the exquisite island of Lana’i and staying at the glorious Lodge at Koele

Downtown Pacific Grove & Lunch at Red House Cafe | California

During my stay in Carmel last fall, I took a couple exploratory side trips to nearby Pacific Grove. Set smack

Life in Napa | The April Garden

I may be showing you images of the garden through April, but I am writing this on the afternoon of May 1st, and