Saturday, October 14, 2017

Near Home Depot, Jacksonville Beach


A stack of chaises.

Ponte Vedra Inn and Club (PVIC), sunrise

Pool rail at sunrise, PVIC

Hummingbird magnet, Roscoe

This will be of interest to people who read TOP with Michael Johnston. About two months ago he had a history of the Pentax 50mm f/1.4 lens. He allowed as how it was commissioned to compete with the best Zeiss lens of the day and succeeded beyond expectations. I found one on eBay for $49.00 and ordered it and an adaptor so I could use it on my micro 4/3 cameras.  It becomes the equivalent of a 100mm lens. It is beautiful. As Mike suggested, it evokes the look of color in those days (I'm thinking the 70s and 80s) and is still more than acceptably sharp. I have devoted an old Olympus E-M5 to holding it. The bush is called a Firecracker shrub. Very invasive.

For surprises here:-))

First autumnal hibiscus.


Hazy day, 80f (26.7C), Holga lens, low sun.

PVIC fence

Selfie, Roscoe

Monstera leaf II, garden, Roscoe

This was taken with my Holga lens. It bends and smears colts in a way I love.

Monstera leaf, Garden, Roscoe

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

No parking sign being ignored, Saignon

Hollyhocks and poppies, Saignon

Evening colors, Saignon

Restaurant Loofoc, Lacoste.

This was one of the first restaurants we went to, probably 20 years ago. A wonderful waitress made it fun to go there. Home of the loobergere or looburger. I famously asked in my suave French for a bottle of water, non-gazoil. That, of course, means water without diesel fuel in it. The waitress almost died laughing. I meant non-gasseuse, or still water.

Vide grenier, Saignon.

A vide grenier is a village-wide rummage sale. Everyone in the town and quite a few out of town professionals set up areas full of either treasure or trash. Fun to look at.

Chez Christine, the first of many.

We had breakfast here every morning after a walk. I took a picture almost every day so there will be many.

Barbara and Marvin

Once more at Elizabeth and Kristof's party.


Elizabeth and Kristof had a lovely party at their house. Many a good conversation.

Saignon's church.

X111ieme siecle, of course.

Fencing, Saignon

For our first month in Saignon they were repairing a collapsed wall in our square. They did a wonderful job and next year it will have a tree in it and be paved with stones.

Saignon street

Soon to be repaved!


Shannon talking to Juli, Saignon


We have just returned from 10 weeks in Saignon. The internet was so slow that I couldn't post most I'll start now.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New hydrants, Apt

 The Luberon is going through a hydrant renaissance, with all new plugs going in all over.

For Martina, Apt

They haven't even changed the red ribbon!


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