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Art piece "Spring's Whisper" has a cousin named: Poppy Cortez.

two California sealions in the wild, Sea of Cortez, MX

We just completed our annual summer motorcycle tour, this time riding the Harleys through Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. You are able to see so much more from the back of a cycle, and be more in touch with the smells, temperature changes, wind and the actual essence of the scenery and surroundings.

This is twenty miles south of Cortez, Colorado, just north of the New Mexico border.


And Happy Birthday to Squarequilter Betty.

I think this portrait expresses his feelings. Totoro is staying with me for several weeks during the holiday of my daughter. After two days of hissing and growling he now is more relaxed towards Totoro. But when the little guy (almost 6 month now) wants to play he will hiss again to warn him :I DONOT WANT TO PLAY. Floris and Jasmijn has accepted him allready , they didnot hiss and growl so much as Cortez . Floris was shy and Jasmijn waited for a chance to give him a quick slap. But Cortez was the one who first came into the bathroom were I kept Totoro for the first night and little Totoro choose Cortez from the beginning as his friend and is following him constantly.

Shot on the Sea of Cortez, BCS MX

Sitting on the windowsill.

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El Cortez Apartment Hotel is a landmark hotel in San Diego, California. Built from 1926 to 1927, the El Cortez was the tallest building in San Diego when it opened. It sits atop a hill at the north end of Downtown San Diego, where it dominated the city skyline for many years. From its opening in 1927 through the 1950s, it was the most glamorous apartment-hotel in San Diego. The large "El Cortez" sign was added in 1937 and could be seen for miles. In the 1950s, the world's first outside glass elevator and the first motorized moving sidewalk were built at the El Cortez.

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Shot on the Sea of Cortez, BCS MX

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SugarbearSteve and I went to the zoo yesterday on a whim, testing our new XSi cameras. Though we each had initial start-up issues with focusing when we first got our dSLRs, I think we're starting to get the hang of it. I still have lots of learning and playing to do.


I’ll try to catch up with you later.


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I almost forgot to share with you a joke a friend sent me:


Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.


This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico, but as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg, sank, and the cargo was forever lost.


The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.


The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko De Mayo.


Here is an article about the real celebration of Cinco de Mayo.


Panorama of Cortez land in Hawaii.

Although he has lost weight and I have increased the insuline and the sugarlevels in the blood are sometimes still high, he is doing well.

Shot on the Sea of Cortez, BCS MX

Windy overcast and crappy surf conditions but still a good day for taking pictures!

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