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PJ Charles

23rd July 2014

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So CF

So, today marks the 1200th post for PJ Charles. I find it hard to believe that I have blogged daily for over 3 years.

So CF

So, today marks the 1200th post for PJ Charles. I find it hard to believe that I have blogged daily for over 3 years.

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22nd July 2014

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Just about the time CF returns to Dallas, it is time to repot all the orchids we have in the house. I love doing it. A simple act that gives a sense of accomplishment the minute it is done. They are throughout our home – a flower we have had present in all the homes in which we have lived. In Laguna, we buy them buy the truckload at the local farmer’s market. In Dallas, we depend on Whole Foods. On this day I had 9 planters and 11 orchids to plant. The night before I stood in front of all the empty pots and thought to myself how lovely the house would be when he came home this week – and before I knew it I was done and they were placed around the house. Planting Orchids Just about the time CF returns to Dallas, it is time to repot all the orchids we have in the house.

Tagged: orchidsphotography

21st July 2014

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This is no Monochrome…

While in Los Angeles SW and I went by the Leica store to share in their gallery, to see the newest releases, and to play.

This is no Monochrome…

While in Los Angeles SW and I went by the Leica store to share in their gallery, to see the newest releases, and to play.

Tagged: Leica Cameramonochromephotography

20th July 2014

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It ended with a walk on the beach…

Is there anything better than finishing a great dinner with friends and then taking a stroll on the beach? I don’t think so …..

It ended with a walk on the beach…

Is there anything better than finishing a great dinner with friends and then taking a stroll on the beach? I don’t think so …..

Tagged: beachCaliforniaphotography

18th July 2014

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Unexpected

Sitting there looking out the window I became mesmerized by the bright pink spikes of my tiny cactus.

Unexpected

Sitting there looking out the window I became mesmerized by the bright pink spikes of my tiny cactus.

Tagged: cactusphotographypink

17th July 2014

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Thirsty

Thirsty

Tagged: black and white photography

16th July 2014

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For Luck

In March I wrote about my talismans for Good luck. After reading it my mentor Peter Poulides of the Spot Studio gifted me an unusual “apotropaic” (Greek for “prophylactic” or “protective”, literally: “turns away”) talisman that had been in his family.

For Luck

In March I wrote about my talismans for Good luck. After reading it my mentor Peter Poulides of the Spot Studio gifted me an unusual “apotropaic” (Greek for “prophylactic” or “protective”, literally: “turns away”) talisman that had been in his family.

Tagged: good luckphotographytalismans

15th July 2014

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California

California for me has three colors. Bright White. Brilliant Blue. Verdant Green. Whether the coastal hills of Big Sur, Lake Tahoe, or my beloved Laguna.

California

California for me has three colors. Bright White. Brilliant Blue. Verdant Green. Whether the coastal hills of Big Sur, Lake Tahoe, or my beloved Laguna.

Tagged: Californiaphotographytravel

14th July 2014

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Steps to the Trail

There is a fire road that runs from our home in South Laguna to North Laguna - an area known as Top of the World.

Steps to the Trail

There is a fire road that runs from our home in South Laguna to North Laguna - an area known as Top of the World.

Tagged: Californiaphotographytrails

13th July 2014

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Blue Door

Admired for its stark simplicity and the pale blue door.

Blue Door

Admired for its stark simplicity and the pale blue door.

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