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Historic El Rancho – Hotel of the Movie Stars

Who’s Who of Stars Slept Here Returning from my birthday trip to Sedona, I made a stop at Hotel El Rancho in Gallup, New Mexico. Opening in 1937, the brother of film director D.W Griffith built it to be used...

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My Love Affair with the Missouri Botanical Gardens

A Hidden St. Louis Treasure   Being raised across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO, it is common to work and play there.  St Louis has many great attractions and events.  One of my favorites is the Missouri Botanical...

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Creating Beautiful Tomorrows – Afton Villa Gardens and Ruins

A St. Francisville Treasure Living in Louisiana for 12 years, I loved photographing all its beautiful places.  Afton Villa Gardens is certainly on that list.  I always put off going until the azaleas were blooming. I didn’t know what I...

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Don’t Look Back! There’s A New Year Ahead to Succeed!

Are You Setting Resolutions or Goals? In December, I start the usual contemplation of my New Year resolutions.  2016 was a transitional year for me.  Moving from Louisiana to New Mexico during the summer opened up many changes.  Many are...

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