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365 Photography Project_4th_April Post
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I'm a little late with this, been dealing with headaches...le BIG sigh.
Nonetheless, Heeeere's April!!!

Tuesday April 1, 2014_March reading and one little Great Course's course
The five book covers below represent the books I read on my Kindle at the top of the pile, the rest of the Earthsea Trilogies, the first of which, The Wizard of Earthsea, I read in February. The last three, or second trilogy, were written basically 30 years after the first three. Le Guin talks about how strange it was to discover that, after having grown older herself, so had her characters :)
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline was the book club book and deals with a period, early 20th Century, of American history where do-gooders rounded up street kids in cities like New York and trained them out to the mid-west where, for the most part, they became little more than slaves, ill-fed, ill-clothed with little understanding how to survive in a environment wholly different from the one they'd grown up in, for farmers and small home industries like hand-sewing clothing. The book is not a true story, more historical fiction.
The Play Goes On by Neil Simon, the second half of his memoirs, the first half of which I read last November, is written just as well, with the same lovely sense of humor and irony, as his Rewrites.
April01_2014_Tuesday_March media
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Wednesday April 2, 2014_Our courtyard
April02_2014_Wednesday_courtyard

Thursday April 3, 2014_This lovely view is across the street from...
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...this lovely Santa Cruz house . Some people got it good :)
April03_2014_Thursday_coastal house

Friday April 4, 2014_In completing a mission101 project, to go through and sort this white box of random stuff, I found a few more pages I'd hand-written for Lauren's Journal, pages which gave me a glimpse of our lives from early December of 2002 to late January of 2003. It's why I stop, and so abruptly, that gets me.
April04_2014_Friday_added pages to L's journal

Friday April 11, 2014_Fridays can be difficult getting over the hill, people wanting to get coastal, so Cindy and I left early and arrived with about an hour to kill. We checked out an antique store and then settled in the cutesy little River Cafe, where I had....
April11_2014_Friday_waiting for the kids
...a lavender butter cookie with some very intense Spicy Chai tea
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Monday April 14, 2014_I had to go downtown to file a permit to remove a pine tree in our backyard so, while there, since the City Hall dome was open, I took a couple of photos from the inside looking up.
This photo from ages ago is from the outside...
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...and my two new ones from the inside.
April14_2014_Monday_City Hall dome

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Your courtyard is lovely!

The "other" house and their view... you said it... some are very lucky. lol

Thank you!! Lauren & I worked hard last summer painting all the furniture. I think this year all we need to do is maintenance :)

Pretty pretty house.

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Thank you!! And thank you!!

Wonderful photos.

Your courtyard is beautiful. :)

Thank you!

And thank you :)

Gorgeous house, gorgeous view! Only a little jealous though, as I'd never be able to keep a place that size clean. ;-)

I know, but I imagine watching storms come in from far out over the Pacific, astonishing sunsets daily etc. I also imagine they have a cleaning service come in bi-monthly :)

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