Monthly Archives: December 2015

Buon Anno 2016

So….I thought for this last post of 2015 (or first post of 2016 depending on your part of the world) I would start off the new year with five favorite photos from each of my four visits to Venice. You … Continue reading

Posted in Bridges, Cats, City of My Dreams, Fog, fotografia, Life is good, Memories, Photography, Travel, Venezia, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

The Meowtropolitan

It’s finally here! The Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe where you can sip a “catpuccino” or a “meowcchiato” while enjoying the company of several fabulous felines. And yes, even the pastries are cat oriented. Cat cafes are all the rage in … Continue reading

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A Story of Christmas: A lesson in history

  Most of you do not know that I don’t celebrate Christmas. This is not because I don’t believe in God. I do, very much. And as some would sometimes ask, no, I’m not Jewish but what would it matter … Continue reading

Posted in Baha'i Faith, Christmas, fotografia, friends, History, me, Photography, Religions of the world | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Bon Nadal

No I did not misspell Buon Natale. Bon Nadal is Buon Natale (or Merry Christmas) in Venet, the Venetian language. I’m picking up a few phrases thanks to my friend who gave me a Venet-English dictionary for my birthday a … Continue reading

Posted in Bon Nadal, Christmas, Christmas tree, City of My Dreams, fotografia, Home, Memories, Photography, Venet/Venetian, Venezia, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments


I’ve been thinking about this for a while now. Probably ever since the obviously my age man outside Trader Joe’s one Sunday in May said “Happy Mother’s Day, Grandma”. Really? I’ve liked my gray hair and have attempted to go … Continue reading

Posted in Aging gracefully, fotografia, friends, Home, Life is good, me, Photography, Transformation | Tagged , | 28 Comments

Diavolo’s New Toy

A few weeks ago we received an email from our friend Mark at the Katzenworld blog ( that Diavolo had won a leather eared card-board mouse from a contest we had entered. This is from a lovely lady who makes … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Diavolo, friends, Life is good, Photography | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments