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February 9, 2013

one of the projects that i have committed to since retiring

is to go through the (ahem) 18,000 images that are stored

in iPhoto on my computer and organize them into albums

as well as back everything up in an edited form.

back in 2006, when i first started to store digital images,

they were straight out of the camera.

nowadays i do a little bit of post-processing.

this is a mixed blessing.

on the generous side, maybe a third of my images

have been edited.

this is slow going, people.

to make it a little more fun (for me…),

i’ve decided to pull some of the special images into an archive folder

as i go through them

and post them once a week.

these can be special for many reasons–

a unique camera capture,

a special time remembered,

a nice composition–

you get the idea.

i’ll post them with one-line captions,

since they won’t follow any particular story line.

it’s kind of a reader’s digest condensation

of the events of my life.

this week’s images were pulled from

mid-2006 through 2007.

i didn’t take a lot of photos back then.

my, how things change.

let’s get started.

Amsterdam doorway

an amsterdam doorway, tightly wedged between two brick buildings.

people in europe know how to make use of space.


hay drying on racks in austria,

again making use of available space.


looking out over paris through the huge clock at the musee d’orsay.


crazy-vibrant colors of provence.


provence market finds.


*love* the writing on the windows throughout france.


closer to home, elk yukking it up for the tourists in estes park.


why, yes.  this is tree bark.

i rather like it.


meadow in estes.  my kind of country.


winter in the rockies.


hazy memories hang over the drawing table.


waiting patiently for restoration in downtown boulder.


sunset from the deck at our old house.


the first time addie came for a sleepover.

she does not fit under the table any more.


thanks for attending my little show and tell session.

come back next friday for another episode of

friday archives.

we now return to our regular programming.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. oksana permalink
    February 9, 2013 2:52 am

    what a lovely gesture – thank you for sharing – beautiful, simply beautiful!!!

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 9, 2013 4:30 am

      thank you!
      i’m glad you stopped by!

  2. February 9, 2013 4:20 am

    so entertaining!
    reminds me of weekend nights when we’d pop popcorn and watch the “slides” on the pull-down screen.

    can’t wait for next friday’s installment….!

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 9, 2013 4:34 am

      i can’t wait, either!
      it’s a real trip going back in time like that and reliving those moments!
      as the years go by, the number of photos grows exponentially.
      it’s going to take me some time!

  3. Mary Harte permalink
    February 11, 2013 1:45 pm

    Great pictures Jan! I’ve looked out over Paris through that same clock at the D’Orsay. I think I’ve even taken a picture of it. Love your blogs!
    I may be putting in for retirement this year. 30 years and it’s been a good run!

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 11, 2013 6:03 pm

      i’m both surprised and not surprised at your news.
      30 years is a long time, and yours has been a good run!
      you’ve crafted a lovely and adventurous life, and will continue to do so.
      i’m excited to see what it holds, and the parts of it that we will share!

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