Windmills have powered irrigation on Crete since the 15th Century. Now most have been abandoned in favor of more efficient electric pumps
Happy Holidays. Wishing you a season of peace & joy. 12th C. stained glass from the Basilica of
St. Denis, Paris. The three kings follow the star to Bethlehem. Photo by Jack Martin, 2012
One of the most spectacular and private views of Yosemite Valley is from Inspiration Point, about 1.3 miles up from the Wawona Tunnel parking lot.
“The radiance of the stained glass is an impact we never forget,” author Stan Perry wrote of La Sainte Chapelle, the 13th Century chapel built by France’s sainted King Louis IX. Standing in the chapel again last … Continued
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Yosemite National Park. The eight-mile hike from Tuolumne Meadows to Cathedral Lakes is one of Yosemite’s best. It’s a great trail for photographers.
Packing for Paris is not just about clothes. What about all the electronic “gear” I’ll need for a working trip?
Yosemite is my go-place to leave the world behind, to revel in nature at its fiercest and most beautiful, quiet my mind, and challenge my body. When I’m hiking with my husband, Jack, “challenge” is the operative … Continued
I’m looking forward to Paris this fall with the wonderful Wanderland Writers. Thank goodness one of our number, the lovely Antoinette, is French. She offers a goldmine of tips to help keep the rest of us from … Continued
Ah, Paris–City of Lights, City of Love, city that’s inspired so many books! Getting ready for a fall trip to Paris, I’m working on my reading list. Mon dieu! There are so many books out there, … Continued
Combing through the bookcase today, I found the catalog from last year’s Olmec show at the DeYoung Museum–enigmatic art from the oldest civilization in the Americas. Exhibits ranged from ten-foot heads to delicate, inch-high jade figures, to … Continued