March 3 through April 25
Finished May 13
Friends and Families ,
In the old days, five or ten years ago, we used a single
digital camera and only needed to keep track of pictures on a single chip.
However, counting two iPhones, we now have five cameras that we regularly
use. The problem is that we also loose track of what is stored in which
memory. (CAMERA memory, memory in our heads are just fine! Maybe.)
So, every once in awhile, I round up everything and
check what we have forgotten. This time, I ended up with over a hundred
photos that seemed worthy, even if we don't recommend everyone looking
at everything. (Or ANYTHING, for that matter?) Here's what I found.
In early March, Marianne went through the
house and barn and took pictures of every room. I suppose the goal
is to add to the "House and Barn" pages, but that's too
much work so we'll just link
Marianne also made a trip to California in
March, mostly to take part in Ava's First Birthday celebration.
Needless to say, there were a
She also visited the family in Monterey and
accumulated some more
After that stop, she joined Gabby and Mamal,
as they took Ava swimming. The blue tint was an interesting visual
effect on these
After that, it was up to Fresno for even
more celebration and fun. And
Eventually Marianne had to leave sunny California
and return home to ... Germany. Of course, we don't take pictures
of rain and clouds so we'll only show pleasant
Then we started our (not so) busy social
schedule. Our first barbeque was at Andrea and Randy's up in the
"Franconian Alps", a very scenic area not too far from
here. (And not really near the Alps!) Photos.
Finally, we started our visits to Spring
garden shows. This first one, nearby in Erlangen, was particularly
large this year, but our shopping list was especially small. In
fact, we managed to get out of there with just pictures.
(More on pages 8 and 9 too.)
So, now the cameras are all empty and we've given everyone
an opportunity to stare at more and more pictures of our life. Or not,
John and Marianne.