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By: clearlakemike, 6:50 AM GMT on April 01, 2013

WHAT'S BLOOMING Filoli Estate and Gardens

A garden pool at Filoli mansion. This is one of several formal gardens on the estate. A far greater area is devoted to the growing of flowers and vegetables in working gardens. The dark green trees are Irish Yew trees, grown from small cuttings.
Beyond the hedge is a large swimming pool. The roofed structure partially seen is a three sided glass wind shelter.

Most of the garden care and the guiding of tours is provided by local volunteers. A groundskeeper can be seen at the right trimming the hedge with hand shears. (Note the extremely accurate lines and crisp edges of the hedge.)

The mountains in the background are part of the Coast Range. Between the estate and the mountains lies the San Andreas Fault.

Impressionists on the Water at the Legion of Honor

Ford Escort Mk I (1972)

Ford Focus ranked as world's top-selling car; Toyota Corolla second -- By Jerry Hirsch

LA's Cutting Edge Architecture

The Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, features an acoustically superior auditorium panelled in hardwood. The Disney family contributed more than $100 million to the project. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is seen to the right. From near the corner of Grand Ave and 2nd St, Los Angeles, California, USA.

In Memory of Annette Funicello

In Memory of Margaret Thatcher

The Death of Margaret Thatcher

"The whole country was frozen, dry and still in March and early April. In my garden, which at this time of year is usually bursting with buoyant blooms, nothing changed for weeks. This was all due to the strange, bitter weather, of course. Spring had been arrested. It was as if the whole country was waiting for something to happen.

Then Margaret Thatcher died. Momentous...The cold dry spell has broken. It's raining."

-- The Oxford Astrologer

Mexico City. Palacio de Bellas Artes: Wandgemälde "Der Mensch am Scheideweg" ( 1934 ) von Diego Rivera.

Man at the Crossroads: A mural’s message to American business -- University of San Francisco

View on YouTube Reader picks: 20 must-see small towns

By Benh LIEU SONG (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


By Don O'Brien (originally posted to Flickr as Paris 1962) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons --
I found my photo of Paris cars interesting enough to share. I recall that traffic was heavy. To the front left is a grey Peugeot 304 with sunroof, behind it a bronze Renault, the red car in the center is anothere Renault model (or perhaps a Fiat) which is behind a cream Porche convertible and is in front of a black Citroën, but don't recognize the make or model of the other vehicles.
Date 1962

Honolulu third-worst for traffic congestion

By Erika Engle

POSTED: 07:28 a.m. HST, Apr 04, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 02:31 a.m. HST, Apr 05, 2013

By Daniel R. Blume ( [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Not to compete with Sandi's photo blog this month but I need to refresh my memory with all of this and found a good online tutorial, Cambridge in Colour. I have been taking photos of cats with my iPhone too long now and have lost touch.

Updated: 4:33 PM GMT on April 17, 2013


La Culture : Paris, San Francisco et Londres (et dans le monde)

By: clearlakemike, 10:56 PM GMT on March 16, 2013

Celebrate the beauty of the desert through fine art of 'Desertscapes' Written by
Jamie Lee Pricer

Dixon Adobe Home, Maynard Dixon

36 Hours in Bangalore, India

Visiting the ISKCON Temple whilst in Bangalore is highly recommended par moi. It is a beautiful and amazing experience. Not to be missed.

David Bowie show in London

Beach Scene
Bains de mer, petite fille peignée par sa bonne
Edgar Degas
National Gallery, London, UK

By Goran Baotić (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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Un petit geste en souvenir des Parapluies de Cherbourg

Eurocinema - Amelie

"Happy International Francophonie Day!

Did you know that there are more than 220 million French speakers, making it the second most spoken mother tongue within the European Union... and the ninth most spoken in the world? Thanks France 24!"

"L'ange du bizarre" déploie ses ailes au Musée d'Orsay
Le Monde | 13.03.2013 à 10h27 • Mis à jour le 13.03.2013 à 10h27

Girl With A Pearl Earring Comes To San Francisco's de Young Museum (PHOTOS)
By Hannah Bricker
Posted: 02/01/2013 8:44 pm EST | Updated: 02/03/2013 11:02 pm EST

Me faudra-t-il mon parapluie quand je vais au Musée ?

Ocean Beach Kelly's Cove

Love Cambria! This brings back a lot of nice memories...Those views are etched in my memory. What a lovely St. Patrick's Day gift to see this.

J'ai versé une larme pour le pauvre jonquille de U K...

The Cabin at Saint-Adresse, Claude Monet 1867

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Attaque de requin aujourd'hui!
(Shark attack today!)

By Fbattail at fr.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Attaques de requins dans le monde map (Shark attack map)

Shark Attack

White shark
Terry Goss [GFDL (, CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or CC-BY-2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Latest Shark Attack News -- ABC News

Shark spotted at Ko Olina lagoon


Health experts monitor Hawaii vog conditions

Updated: 7:26 AM GMT on March 31, 2013


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