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  • Cheap Wide Angle Lens

    Matti and I got each other a Nikon D40 for Christmas instead of a bunch of little stuff. It’s takes fabulous pictures. For fun I bought a super cheapo ($30.00) wide-angle lens and it rocks!  This first pic is one I took without the macro part of the lense attached. It’s pretty blurry and has […]

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  • Big Sur Spirit Garden

    We took highway 1 through Big Sur home from the Central Coast a couple weeks ago. We hiked to the beautiful Salmon Creek Falls, stopped at Nepenthe for a yummy brunch/beer at Cafe Kevah in the sun.  Next, we stopped at the fabulous  Big Sur Spirit Garden extravaganza. I love their funky collection of plants […]

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  • Succulents in Glass

        A couple weeks ago I bought some votive candle holder things at Cost Plus for super cheap. Today I finally got around to filling them up with stuff. I clipped some baby succulents in the backyard, filled the glass containers with a layer of sand and soil. After that, I placed the succulents […]

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  • Morro Bay Magic

        Before we headed up to Hearst Castle we spent the morning checking out Morro Bay. Baron’s Orchid’s is a cool little wholesale/retail orchid place with a Koi pond. The Shell Shop is fun. They have shell encrusted pretty much anything. I’m not sure why I didn’t take pictures at the Garden Gallery. It’s […]

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  • Hearst Castle is Huge

      Hearst Castle was crazy awesome. We took the “getting to know you” experience tour where we got a good overview of the gigantic estate. Next time we want to check out the garden tour.  They run April through October. The Italian Cypresses (Cupressus sempervirens ‘Stricta’) were amazing. Check out this link where they have […]