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.

A Beautiful Birthday Week at the Beach and a Sad Goodbye

Last week we traveled to the Long Beach Peninsula in SW Washington. This has become an annual tradition to celebrate Jean’s birthday. Our condo had a great view of the ocean. We spent several afternoons walking on the beach. There … Continue reading

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New Discovery Close To Home

While looking for some new places for our daily walk I found a name on a map of our area. Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is just a couple of miles from our home. While not large in area, it has a … Continue reading

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Long Beach Washington

We spent last week in Long Beach. It was very stormy, but that is part of the appeal to visiting here in the winter. The waves are incredible. The storms roll in off the Pacific. And we had a ring … Continue reading

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Finally Mt. Baker Emerges From the Clouds

After five days we awoke to sunshine and warmth. It was time to go up the mountain. Artist Point is one of the most beautiful scenic places we have ever visited. It never fails to take our breath away. Mt. … Continue reading

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Looking Closely

I love to look closely at various natural things. Here are a few of my favorites from the Nooksack River trails. Although late in August, many flowers and colorful berries may be found. Each walk was an opportunity to find … Continue reading

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34 Years Together, 33 Years Married!

We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary with a trip to the North Cascades. Mt. Baker is one of Washington’s gems. From the lush rain forest of the foothills to the alpine tundra above tree line this area is a paradise … Continue reading

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Big Four Mountain

Since the pandemic we haven’t traveled away from home much. However, we have gone on some short day trips. I decided that those should be recorded on Travels With Picasso. We took a day trip to Big Four Mountain today. … Continue reading

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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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