Monthly Archives: May 2009

This Way Thurs Way #2

 This is my entry for this week’s (my second, yay!) meme.  It’s a sign about the first Catholic church in Nevada.  The church is located in Virigina City, Nevada, some 20 miles from Reno.  It wouldn’t be enough for just the signage right, so I am posting a photo of the church too.

Exterior of the church.

Interior shot.

THIS WAY THURS WAY is a fun meme to play, just post signs, signage, etc.  Go and visit the page.


Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Uncategorized


Sepia Scenes #9

My Sepia Scenes entry today came from a Memorial Day road trip to the state of Oregon.  This is the coastal view somewhere near or about Lincoln, Oregon.  It was a rainy, cloudy, and grey and cold day.

I tweaked and twiddled the colored version until it resembled an HDR, which I long to learn soon, then I converted it to regular sepia and voila here was the result.  I kinda like it, a bit eerie I thought, but presentable IMHO.

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Posted by on May 27, 2009 in Uncategorized


Watery Wednesday #14: Kirby Cove

This is Kirby Cove, up close, a little beach on Marin Headlands.   I have yet to climb down to this little beach.  May be next time. 

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Posted by on May 26, 2009 in Watery Wednesday


my world #29: memorial day travels

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer around these parts. And in the past it has been our favorite travel time. We started going out around the Memorial Day weekend in 2005 with a road trip to Williams, Arizona (gateway of the Grand Canyon) where we drove for 11 hours from the Bay Area to Las Vegas where we stopped for lunch before driving another 4 hours to reach our destination.

Aerial  view of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River

In 2006, we embarked on a Memorial Day weekend road trip to neighboring Oregon with stops at Crater Lake NP, Ashland, Salem, Eugene, Portland, and  Multnomah Falls.

Multnomah Falls

The first half of 2007 was especially busy workwise for both hubs and I. We were logging a lot of hours in the office. So, we needed something relaxing for a vacation, not a road trip. Enter a cruise to Alaska with stops at Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. It was one experience I will never ever forget.

Cruising Tracy Arm Fjord

Back to road trip in 2008 with the long awaited drive to explore the scenic Highway 395, Eastern Sierra, where we stopped and explored Reno, Carson City, Viriginia City (all in Nevada), Mammoth Lakes, Mono Lake, Bristlecone Pines State Park, and Yosemite (all in California).

Yosemite Falls

This year however, we are staying home. We have quite a handful in our plates, plus this year we already had two mini vacations, one in February to Vegas (with sidetrips to Grand Canyon and Valley of Fire SP), and a second in April in NYC. So this year, our  tradition of going out on Memorial Day weekend is cut short. Here’s hoping we’ll get back to road tripping next year.

As I am writing this on a Sunday night, let me tell you out here in this part of California, its cold.  It was breezy and foggy. I told my husband the weather reminded me of a Thanksgiving weekend than Memorial Day weekend.  People are walking around in jackets and are very cold. A lady at church age 81 said, well this is California and its cold in May (even summer for that matter, ask any San Fran resident).  I spent the whole afternoon snoozing, the weather was just made for that.

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Posted by on May 25, 2009 in My World


This Way Thursway #1

I found another meme that I can really get into, it’s about signs, road signs, etc.  For my initial entry I show you the welcome to alaska marker in the border of Alaska and British Columbia somewhere in the Yukon region.

TWTW is a relatively new meme.  To join please click here.


Posted by on May 21, 2009 in Uncategorized


Sepia Scenes #8

I love the setting for this type of sepia that’s available on my software.  But I haven’t yet found a way to remove the “freckles” that seem to appear on the people’s faces when I used that setting.  I think I may need to use the “skin smoothing” button as well. 

Here’s the face of an expectant mother (photo taken last year, before she was pregnant).  Congratulations Timmy, we can’t wait for your baby boy!!!!!

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Posted by on May 20, 2009 in Uncategorized


Watery Wednesday #13: Stinson Beach


A drive-by shot of Stinson Beach as we are coming in from scenic Highway 1.  Always full, this beach is one of most visited in NorCal.  Although the beaches of Northern California have cold waters, unlike that of our neighbors in the southern part of the state, that day in summer the water was just cool and not cold, 🙂

You can also read up on Stinson Beach here, here, and here.

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Posted by on May 19, 2009 in Watery Wednesday