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I loved the colors of San Miguel. I could (and will) wander the streets for hours on end. It seemed that at every turn something new and different and beautiful caught my photographer’s eye. There were details, some accidental, some by design, and some a partnership with nature and the sun. But all were beautiful.

And I love bougainvillea. It was one of my Mother’s favorites. The first time I ever saw it was in San Francisco when I was 14. Mother hadn’t seen it in years, and was thrilled. She would have been delighted with this peach variation on the classic brilliant pink.

Weather report here in Colorado? Snow last Friday, 70 degrees today, snow on Wednesday. Welcome to Spring!

Cozumel, Mexico.

Quote of the day: “There’s a magic here working its way through my veins. There’s something about the vegetation, too, that I respond to instinctively – the stunning bougainvillea, the flamboyants and jacarandas, the orchids growing from the trunks of the mysterious ceiba trees.” — Cristina Garcia

Daily gratitudes:
Small barefoot toddlers
Meeting a dog at the bus stop this morning
Snagging the last bag of cat food for Mr. Man
Back-and-forth viewing between the presidential candidates and Dancing with the Stars

It has dropped from the 60s yesterday to 14 right now. My poor body is so confused. I decided that I needed to remind it (and you) that beautiful whitewashed beach bars by crystal clear waters actually do exist.  The snow is coming down fiercely here, and the roads coming home tonight were terrible. I am counting the weeks until we are back in the Out Islands.  But first, we have Christmas.  And as sad as this time of year can be for me, missing my mother, I do love Christmas.


Exuma Point Bar and Grill, Great Exuma, Bahamas.

Quote of the day: “It ain’t a fit night out for man or beast.” — W.C. Fields

Daily gratitudes:
Snuggly cats

Have you ever been on a beach with sand so brilliantly white and water so passionately blue that it moved your spirit and sparked your soul?

Pomato Point

Pomato Point, Anegada, British Virgin Islands.

Quote of the Day: “On soft Spring nights I’ll stand in the yard under the stars – Something good will come out of all things yet – And it will be golden and eternal just like that – There’s no need to say another word.” — Jack Kerouac

Daily gratitudes:
A lovely day
Getting the knee-high grass one-third mowed with the push mower
Air conditioning
Old friends

Spectacular sunsets in Hawaii.  We’ve had amazing sunsets here in Colorado this past week, but somehow I haven’t been able to get any pictures.  So this one will have to suffice.

Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

Quote of the day: “The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”  —  Christopher Paolini

Daily gratitudes:
Couples walking in hug mode
The woman with her cat on a leash
Ping pong tables in the sunshine
A lovely Fall day
The way my earrings swing when I walk

I love it when the beach chairs match the sea.

Little Apple Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

Quote of the day: “Every living thing requires love to survive for without it, we die.”  —  Sanjo Jendayi

Daily gratitudes:
The slimmest crescent of moon
The scent of gardenias
The cheese girl at Whole Foods
My cow robe
Aspen eyes
Thunder Cat


Amazing to think that it has been four years since I’ve been in Mexico. I’m hoping we can get back there next year.  As the fall progresses and winter falls, you can expect to see a lot of beach pictures on the Photo of the Day.

Tulum, Mexico.

Quote of the day: “The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite. ”  —  Jules Verne

Daily gratitudes:
The interesting people you run into near the Denver Greyhound bus station
One pair of black socks abandoned on the sidewalk – and two blocks away, another pair
Fallen blossoms
Interior brick walls of old buildings
My first day as a Chia pet (more about that later)

Most days at Cow Wreck Beach are not quite this quiet, but they are quite often this beautiful.

Anegada, British Virgin Islands.

Quote of the day: “Have patience, heart.”  —  Homer

Daily gratitudes:
Being a shoulder to cry on
Taking Kelsea to school
Someone to call darling

Paths always lead somewhere – through doorways, in circles, or to a turning point.

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Quote of the day: “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Daily gratitudes:
Ten hot air balloons in the morning sky
Spending some extra time with Kelsea today
The Tattered Cover Bookstore
The approaching Labor Day weekend
Bargain hunting

Two blooms in tandem, showing their age, but still lovely.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

Quote of the Day: “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”  —  William Wordsworth

Daily gratitudes:
The three fawns, still spotted, cavorting in a field on the edge of Boulder
El Corazon
Making a decision about our Labor Day getaway
My bed
Being twinsies in attire with strangers


There are two times of day when it is best to shoot pictures – around sunrise, and around sunset.  I am rarely up around sunrise in the islands, so we have to settle for the Golden Hour of sunset.

Anegada, British Virgin Islands.

Quote of the Day: “As you move toward a dream, the dream moves toward you.”  —  Julia Cameron

Daily gratitudes:
Little kids who skip and watch pigeons
Giggling at the Segway tourists
The chickens down the street
My cushy bed

May 2022


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