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IMG_2700Another shot of Lake Hemet this one taken at dusk with my DSLR. I think I like it because it looks so artificial and highly processed when, in fact, it’s pretty much straight out of the camera the only editing being a few tweaks in iPhoto.

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treekI thought I’d pop in to say hello and wish you all a belated Happy New Year. I should probably also explain what’s up with the new way I’ve decided to number my posts. I’ve realized that, however much I may believe in the discipline of blogging on a daily basis, I’m simply not up to it this year. The truth is, I’m just now emerging from the aftermath of the shocking event I mentioned here a couple of weeks ago and my year is getting off to a very slow start.

All that being said, I do hope that your year is going well so far. I’ll be back soon!

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cageia2The warm glow pictured here might, at first glance, resemble a fireplace but it’s actually an extremely large, illuminated Christmas ornament in a birdcage of all things. Either way, it’s just the thing for what has turned out to be an extremely cold, dark, and quiet afternoon here in the mountains. For another perspective, in monochrome, check out yesterday’s post here.

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silsamEach morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night’s repose. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Good night, all! :-)

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treenoneOh my, did I have a long day today. Lovely in every way but exhausting. Tomorrow I’ll spend some time going through the memory card worth of images I accumulated. In the meantime, this one is from my recent visit to Idyllwild’s spectacular Inspiration Point. Sweet dreams to everyone out there in blogland. Good night! :-)

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treecarlI’ve loved summer here in the mountains, I really have. But I am so very ready for cooler, cozier temps and a change of seasons. This one’s from last winter. :-)