This was taken near the house we stayed in while visiting the French countryside.
This past trip to France in June was probably one of our most successful trips to date. Tina and I have traveled quite a bit together, for work and for pleasure. We work on all our trips, because there’s such a blurry line between what we find pleasurable and our work.
This trip centered on the idea that we would travel with friends, Becky F.and Luis V.
Tina and I photographed their wedding about a year and a half ago. While at the wedding, we met some of Becky’s friends — other guests at the wedding — who own a countryside home in the Loire Valley of France. There was one of those, “You guys could stay there whenever,” kind of offers.
You don’t say that to Tina and me without the two of us saying, “We’re holding you to that offer.”
A few months ago, I reached out to Becky and Luis and said, “Remember that time when your friend offered her country home … Tina’s itching to travel.”
The Ball was in Motion
“Creativity always comes as a surprise to us; therefore we can never count on it and we dare not believe in it until it has happened. In other words, we would not consciously engage upon tasks whose success clearly requires that creativity be forthcoming. Hence, the only way in which we can bring our creative resources fully into play is by misjudging the nature of the task, by presenting it to ourselves as more routine, simple, undemanding of genuine creativity than it will turn out to be.”
This aired while we were away. I stowed it in the seat pocket in front of me until I got home and could properly post it.
Don’t tell the flight attendants.
It’s CatorDog in a whole new way. You need to watch this.
And by you, I mean you.