Author Archives: Paul

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.

Keys View

We took a brief trip to Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park. That is, if a 5 hour trip can be so called. You see, Keys View is only 12 miles from our condo – as the crow flies … Continue reading

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Lazy Days and Dates

We have been a bit lazy the last couple of days. Doing lots of reading, sitting outside to enjoy the warm fresh air, writing and playing music, painting, and taking the occasional stroll. We have begun to take nighttime walks … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

For some of you this is a day early, for those on the other side of the world it’s right on time. We decided to go out to dinner (a rarity for us) to celebrate our love. However, to avoid … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree Painting

We have been lounging around the resort, taking morning walks, reading, playing ukulele and painting. I’ve also been working on developing some jazz chord progressions for Home Cookin’, the duo I’m in with Julie Jacobs. Today I’m posting a brief … Continue reading

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Indio Days

We begin each day with a walk around our condo complex. We are surrounded by a golf course with badland hills in the background. The condos surround a central area with several ponds with waterfalls and ducks, two swimming pools, … Continue reading

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A Cold and Windy Day

Despite the weather forecast we headed out to Joshua Tree National Park. Last year at this time the flowers were beautiful. However, there has been less rain this winter and the flowers are later. The ocotillo are not blooming, so … Continue reading

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Winter in California Desert

Super Bowl Sunday and it’s sunny and 80 F outside! A short walk brought the colors of the landscape today into focus Today is a day for yellow and blue! After the walk we retired to our condo where it … Continue reading

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31 Years, Well Actually 32

We are traveling with Picasso to celebrate 32 years together, 31 of them married. We are camping near Anacortes. The temp is 70 and the sky is clear…summer in the Pacific Northwest. This was the view from the top of … Continue reading

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Three New Paintings

Yes, I have been painting in between our hikes and day trips. There are many things here to inspire paintings. Here are three I’ve finished in the last couple of weeks. I love the grasses along the seashore. These I … Continue reading

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Border Wall Blues

On this most controversial of July 4th holidays we view the Presidential farce through the lens of Canadian media. It inspired me to write some new verses to my Border Wall Blues. Friends, send this song far and wide. To … Continue reading

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