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Spring and Fall, the Most Colorful Times of the Year

This might be one of my favorite pictures by my friend Neville Crombie. Lucky me, I have been able to live near jacaranda trees since I moved to Southern California in 2001. How happy I was to find out jacaranda trees are in Sydney, too! I think part of the reason we picked out the apartment that we did (when we lived there) is because there was a jacaranda tree in bloom outside what would be the office window. 🙂

It’s fall in America, with amazing colors in some areas of the country. And it’s spring in Australia – with amazing colors in some areas of the country! This is a beautiful little Illawarah Flame tree standing next to a lovely jacaranda. And if I’m not mistaken, this is Centennial Park – the most perfect park in the world to run in! (Right, John?) 😀

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Beautiful Pictures of Sydney from Neville Crombie

My friend Neville Crombie takes the most beautiful pictures! I love them, and asked Neville if I could share them with you. He lives in Sydney, Australia, and he recently took an afternoon to ride the ferry to Cremorne Point just to relax and take pictures. I hope you enjoy them!

For those of you who are interested, Neville uses his iPhone 5 for all the panorama shots and some of the others, and a Nikon D80 with an 18-135 zoom lens. He also takes still shots from his videos sometimes, shot with a Sony HRE12.

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My iPhone Loves Carlsbad

It just so happens that I bought my first iPhone the same week we moved to Carlsbad. Turns out my iPhone loves Carlsbad! I keep finding all these fun and lovely pictures of our new home on my new phone. I thought I’d share them with you in case you’re interested, too. 🙂

I’ll share some photos from our old hometown in Michigan next week!

John with his beautiful new bike - a 2009 Yamaha V-Star 950

One of the many flower-covered hillsides near our home

Our new home! And the view from every window

Two blocks from our car repair shop - lucky us!