130/365 – City of Hills

If you come to San Francisco, be sure to take the Powel-Hyde cable car all the way to the very top of Hyde Street, and get off on Lombard Street. There, you can photograph the city and the Bay, and walk down Little Lombard, the crookedest and cutest street in the world. Besides its curvy way, the street is beautifully landscaped with hydrangeas, roses, and other colorful flowers. 

127/365 – City by the Bay. That’s where I am today!

Share Your World – May 02, 2017

Would you rather live where it is always hot or always cold? If I had to choose between extremes, I’d rather live where it’s always hot. But we live in Los Angeles, where we have a desert climate, which means it’s mostly hot/warm all year long, but nights are usually cool and humidity is low. To me, that’s perfect. No snow to worry about, no shoveling, no frigid weather to deal with. Here we just worry about wildfires and earthquakes. By the way we just had a shallow 3.0 magnitude earthquake here in Santa Monica about 2 hours ago. Just a big jolt and a bang. So far, no aftershocks…

Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself? Definitely not short. Have had it and wasn’t happy. These days I like a longish but not too long hair, in a modern bob.

What is your favorite month of the year? When I lived in Washington, D.C., October was my favorite month. That’s when autumn hits the region, the trees start changing colors, the air is cool and delightful. Here in L.A. months are very similar but autumn months are also nicer. So, I guess I’ll stick with October, which is also my birth month. 🙂

What is the easiest way for you to learn something new? By reading, by seeing and doing, in a classroom? I am definitely a visual learner. I also learn from listening to interesting lectures and conversations. I have no patience for reading instructions, for example, which gets me in trouble sometimes.  So I guess I can say I learn better by seeing and doing.

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I’m grateful that last week, Kaya, our family dog (she is really our daughter’s but we think she is ours), recovered quickly from an injury she suffered (we don’t know how it happened) that left her unable to climb stairs and with difficulty running. She was very depressed… Some acupuncture and muscle relaxants helped her recover quickly. And for next week, I’m looking forward to visiting beautiful San Francisco! We’ll spend the whole week there, starting this coming Sunday and returning the following Saturday. I’m very excited about that!

Doggie acupuncture…


In response to Cee’s Share Your World

WPC: Wanderlust

Wanderlust: a strong desire to travel. I’ve always liked traveling and discovering new places and people. Then, I married a man who likes to travel so much that as soon as we get back from a trip, he starts talking about and planning the next one! Our most recent trip included four cities in three countries: Italy, Spain and France. I’m still sorting the 2000+ photos I took during the three-week trip and in ten days we’ll be off again, but I won’t go into that now. Here are highlights of our recent trip.