Tag Archives: gardens

Everyone has a camera (and opinion)

Sometimes there are just too many things to focus our attention on. We became easily distracted. Instead of looking at the prize-winning roses in the International Rose Test Garden, our attention was drawn to all the lovely people there doing … Continue reading

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The gift of a new climate

What is our ideal travel weather? Warm, sunny, and always dry. We knew Portland would be cool, overcast and rainy, but we had no choice. It was time to prepare for our upcoming seven-month trip to South America, and this … Continue reading

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Gardens under water

We have visited and photographed gardens all over the world. It occurred to us that some of the most amazing “gardenscapes” we’d ever seen were at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Check it out: We love gardens, and these Technicolor marine … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s best to be satisfied with the little things

They met in Paris in the 1920’s and became friends. She was an orphaned girl who lived with her adoptive, domineering mother. He was an exiled Georgian Prince of Abkhazi. She settled in Shanghai. They both ended up interned in … Continue reading

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Spring Migration

The last two winters we have followed the birds to warmer climes.   Then, just like the birds, when spring arrived, we started to slowly move north. Our migration this spring began with a scenic 2-hour drive from Pasadena to Santa … Continue reading

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The extravagance of time when traveling

We take our time when we travel. When we visit a place, we often stay for 3 or 4 weeks in an AirBnb. We probably see the same sites as a traveler who has one week and packs it all … Continue reading

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A day’s walk

What’s a good plan for a warm, sunny day in Pasadena? We decided to start the day with a visit to the Arlington Garden and take off from there for a walk in the neighborhood. Arlington Garden arose on a … Continue reading

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