Saturday, March 18, 2023


That's "lightning rod" in French. This one is atop the Château de Chenonceau, seen through one of the castle's windows. The shot looked mostly black and white, so I took out the remaining bits of color. I also rotated the image so that the roof and the rod were vertical. I don't know what I was aiming for, but the original photo had them at a curious angle.

Lightning rod at Chenonceau. May 2007.

Today marks twenty years since the sale closed and Ken and I completed the move out of our San Francisco house. We, with our dog Collette, stayed with friends in the Bay Area, then southern California before heading east to Illinois (more friends) and North Carolina. We stayed at Ken's mother's house in coastal NC until we received our visas and headed to France, via Washington, DC, on the first of June.


  1. 20 years. Time flies, doesn't it. When we did our thing nearly 12 years ago, you two were our experienced role models.

  2. 20 years! Wow!
    Hey, I just saw in that Annuaire des châteaux from 1907-07 that I sent Ken a link for, that they kept the x on when they named Château de Chenonceaux.... so confusing. I wonder when they dropped it off? Château de Chenonceaux

  3. I'd love to read about your decision making process, to pull up stakes and move to another country is a huge and complicated adventure. Could there be a book in the offering?

  4. mitch, cool!

    judy, look here:

    anon, probably not. I'm no writer.

  5. Hearty congratulations from me too !


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