Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Sylvie took us to visit this beautiful castle in Maincy, about 10 miles away from her home.  Today we are heading off through the Loire River valley for a couple of days.  Life is so tough!

Monday, June 18, 2018

C'est La Vie en France

So for three years, I had participated in a secret plan to attend my friend Sylvie's 60 birthday celebration in Fontainebleau, France.  Her brother organized everything, including a road trip which we will embark upon tomorrow, met me at Orly airport, and we just showed up at Sylvie's house yesterday.  She was expecting her brother and his wife, but certainly not me.  Although we have known each other for almost 40 years, we had not seen each other for 15 years.  Needless to say, she was surprised.  Another mutual friend, also of about 40 years, joined us later that afternoon, having driven from Geneva for the reunion.  I will be posting pics over the next few days, but this is the first batch, taken in the quaint Castle town of Fontainbleau.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Folly Beach County Park after the rain

Feel free to tune out if Folly pictures become too ubiquitous on this blog, but it's my favorite (and most convenient) walking and photographing destination.  Only a ten minute ride (except on weekends and other holidays), and always different.  This was after another rainstorm the other day.  The clouds cleared and everything looked fresh and new.  Love it!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Summer of 2018 has Begun

The most fun during the summer is watching the kids swim in the river and jump off the dock.  Long, care-free days, ending in deep sleep from physical exhaustion.  We didn't have enough adults today to supervise all the kids in the water, but Gideon got to swim, and the others will follow shortly I'm sure :)

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Aloft over the Eastern Shore, Maryland

A big change of scenery, courtesy of Aloft Aerial Photography based in Easton, Maryland.  While visiting family in the area, aerial photographer and pilot, Hunter Harrison took me for a spin in his Cessna Cardinal.  The weather could have been brighter, and we dodged some rain squalls, but it was beautiful nevertheless, and of course very different from what I'm used to photographing in the low country.  Thanks Hunter!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Evening Seascape

When the weather is dismal it is nice to think about evenings like this when it was perfect.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Updated photos of the grandkids

The last photos I took of them all (when they were reasonably cleaned up) was over a year ago, and they grow so fast, that on Mother's Day we determined that updates were the order of the day.  Anyone who has tried to take photos of more than a couple of kids at one time knows that your keeper rate drops significantly due to at least one of them doing random things and pulling weird faces in the shot.  We gave it our best effort and bribed the heck out of them, finally being rewarded by a very few winners.